Major Australian and New Zealand Telecommunications providers such as Telstra, Spark, Optus and Vodafone are utilising their cellular networks to offer Narrowband and Cat M1 IoT technologies.
So why use the Cat M1/NB-IoT network? Here are a few reasons:
Cat M1 is well-suited to applications that use small amounts of data, providing them with extended range and long battery life. It can support voice and FOTA upgrades.
This includes items from Healthcare and Industrial applications such as personal health monitors, or devices used to measure vehicle performance.
Narrowband IoT is better suited to applications sending smaller, more infrequent amounts of data, such as Agricultural moisture sensors or livestock tracking devices.
Leverage the benefits of an existing cellular network through Cat M1 or NB-IoT.
Our sister company M2M One have connected thousands of devices around Australia by providing IoT SIM cards and network airtime to SMEs.
View Telstra’s Cat M1 Coverage Map
View Optus’ Cellular Coverage Map
To find out more about frequency channels in Australia, read M2M One’s Blog post M2M Tips – Deploying Cellular M2M or IoT Devices in Australia