Ericsson and MediaTek to Accelerate and Expand NB-IoT Device Ecosystem

Ericsson and MediaTek have announced a collaborative effort to extend the commercial ecosystem for NB-IoT devices. This announcement follows months of work by both companies to test and verify functionality of the MediaTek NB-IoT System-on-Chip (SoC) platforms for use with Ericsson’s Massive IoT network infrastructure.

At the Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Ericsson and MediaTek demonstrated end to end integration of NB-IoT use cases with commercial end devices that are based on 3GPP Release 13, and the demo cases includes security guaranteed smart NB-IoT door-locker, NB-IoT based wearable health band and safety watch for kids.

The two companies plan to further cooperate to test technology enhancements based on 3GPP Release 14, such as enhanced data transmission features, which improve throughput data rates up to 4 times the speed of R13.

As a result of testing end-to-end use cases based on 3GPP Release 13 and verifying Release 14 feature compatibility, Ericsson customers can leverage MediaTek’s deep and diverse customer base of device manufacturers and wide-ranging products like bike share companies, fitness tracking devices, connected wearable devices, smart locker, smart meters and more.

Likewise, MediaTek customers can rely on state of the art end-to-end compatibility with leading IoT network technology that support exciting 3GPP R14 NB-IoT functionalities that provide higher throughputs and capacity and can be used in a wide range of use cases. For more information, click here.