Airtel-Vodafone gains global accreditation in Narrow Band (NB) IoT technology
Airtel-Vodafone has gained Mobile IoT lab status in NB IoT from the GSMA, the industry standards body that represents the interest of mobile telecommunications companies worldwide. It is only one of two mobile network operators in the UK to hold this status, along with its partners, Vodafone.
This program will allow IoT device manufacturers, sim vendors, platform enablers and local and global businesses and organisations to test and rate devices in a live and secure environment on the Airtel-Vodafone NB IoT network in The Channel Islands and in its lab.
‘Internet of Things technology has huge potential for driving efficiency and solving major infrastructure problems in Guernsey and we have already seen much interest from local organisations in using this technology. This global industry body certification is another step in our commitment to, and investment in, using standardised, licensed and future proof mobile technology to support local businesses and organisations drive efficiencies for their stakeholders.’
Peter Zunino, head of sales and marketing at Airtel-Vodafone
Lucy Ann Kirby, Director at Digital Greenhouse said: ‘With such speed of change in technology, it is fantastic to see Guernsey companies innovating and leading both in terms of driving forward in their own expertise and also by providing services which will enable the future economic and social growth of the Island. Advances like these by Airtel-Vodafone are an excellent indicator to the wider world that Guernsey is open for business and ready for the challenges of the future.’
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting more than 750 operators with almost 400 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces the industry-leading MWC events held annually in Barcelona, Los Angeles and Shanghai, as well as the Mobile 360 Series of regional conferences.
More about GSMA and NB IoT here https://www.gsma.com/iot/mobile-iot/