Unlicensed IoT platform to get spectrum

Unlicensed IoT platform to get spectrum

By | April 10th, 2017
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The move is part of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications

Commission (NBTC)'s spectrum management roadmap


The telecom regulator has tentatively identified spectrum in the 920-925 megahertz band for Internet of Things (IoT) access under the unlicensed platform.The aim is to establish standards to support a sustainable development of the burgeoning market for machine-to-machine communications and the IoT ecosystem.

“We expect to announce the spectrum range for IoT in June,” he said. “The vacant 920-925MHz spectrum is the most suitable band for unlicensed band operation.” said NBTC vice-chairman Col Settapong Malisuwan.

The 920-925MHz spectrum band is widely used by enterprises for retail business and security purposes through Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, which uses electromagnetic fields to automatically.

IoT service providers are likely to be regulated under NBTC’s internet service licence because IoT-enabled application and device operations are based on internet networks.


Nisheeth Bhakuni