NB-IOT simcards

NB-IOT subscription

With NB-IOT it is possible to connect installations, equipment and sensors remotely via NB-IOT simcards. The NB-IOT network has been specially developed for IoT applications and is based on the reliable and secure 4G networks of the providers. The coverage of NB-IOT is stronger than a 2G network and has a deeper penetration rate in buildings. Through NB-IOT, data can be sent quickly in an energy-efficient way and it is suitable for various applications that now work with 2G.

Benefits of NB-IOT through Thingsdata

Data bundle (pooled), pay as you go and prepaid

Most purchased: data bundle 1 or 5 MB

No activation costs and purchase obligation

Roaming on NB-IOT

Optional: private APN

Optional: fixed IP-addresses

Low rates

Including sim management system

Customized rate for 100+ NB-IOT subscriptions

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1-5 simcards

Receive the most suitable test simcards from one of our suppliers.

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To work

Get started in real time! Test the solution together with Thingsdata.

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Data volume

The appropriate amount of data per simcard per month (test duration: 1 month)

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Management Platform

Access to a management platform. Monitor and manage all your simcards in one platform.

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Ability to receive/send SMS messages within the test

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Support Team

Our support team is always there for you. Receive tailor-made help!

Request our testkit

Our NB-IoT test kit contains three SIM cards that allow you to test with 100 mb for three months free of charge.


Frequently asked questions about NB-IOT

What is NB-IOT?

Narrowband IOT, also known as LTE Cat NB1, is an emerging LPWAN technology. It connects devices more easily and efficiently on the already established 4G (LTE) mobile network. It is sized to receive and send small amounts of data and is completely secure and reliable. NB-IOT uses a specific frequency that is strong enough to pass through thick walls and can even be used underground. As a result, it offers cover in challenging situations.

How does it exactly works?

With NB-IOT communication, data is accessed from a 'device'. A secured simcard is placed in a 'device'. The APN provided by us must be configured in the 'device' settings. The intelligent simcard then has access to the NB-IOT network. The 'device' can then establish a successful connection and is assigned an IP address.

What are the benefits of NB-IOT?

NB-IOT is designed to keep costs per device as low as possible. The costs are expected to be lower in the future than with other connectivity options. Due to a small memory and the use of only one antenna, it is cheaper than, for example, M2M. There is no need for full duplex operation. Duplex operation means that information is received and sent simultaneously.

Examples NB-IOT

Practical examples of customers who implement NB-IOT simcards from Thingsdata for: remotely reading groundwater or surface water levels by means of innovative sensors, unlocking valuable data with sensors placed in homes and collecting measurement data from inverters that are linked to solar systems .