Connecting the internet of hidden things

Today, about 6.5 billion ‘things’ are connected to the internet. Yet, we are still only connecting less than 1% of what could be potentially connected to the internet. This is because these items are either too remote, too inaccessible, or there are simply too many to make it economically viable to do so.

Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) technology was developed to enable efficient communication and long battery life for mass distributed devices across wide geographical footprints and deep within urban infrastructure. It can be used to connect simple devices, such as sensors, to drive new data streams, reduce operational costs and create new business models.

Low-Power Wide-Area (LPWA) Technology

Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) is a category of wireless communication technologies designed to support Internet of Things (IoT) deployments. LPWA technologies are used to deliver:

Strong Coverage

Strong coverage

Even when devices are underground or deep within buildings

Great power

Great power efficiency

So devices can run on batteries for 10 years or more without a charge

Massive scale

Massive scale

Connecting potentially millions of devices at once in a single deployment

Why choose Vodafone IoT?

At Vodafone, we use NB IoT technology to achieve LPWA technology requirements. Basically, this means that the evolution of the IoT has created an urgent need for a low-power way to connect thousands of devices in field. We believe NB-IoT fits the bill perfectly.

Vodafone NB-IoT technology uses our existing network infrastructure to deliver excellent coverage and reliable connectivity which benefits businesses of all sizes.

The power of our network, as well as our place as a founding member of the GSMA NB IoT Forum, puts us firmly at the forefront of delivering this pioneering technology.

Why Narrowband IoT?

Read more about how Narrowband IoT can help you.

Terms and conditions

Broadband service
You can use Vodafone 4G in our 4G areas. 4G in selected areas in Australia. You get broadband speeds in our 3G areas. Check your device is compatible to the coverage areas you will use. Actual speeds vary due to things like device capability, location & network congestion. See