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The Ascendancy of NB-IoT connectivity: Ellenex Industrial IoT Deployments

As NB-IoT gains traction in heavily industrialised nations like China, it now comprises over 80% of the LPWAN connections.
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Leading IoT Technology: Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT Connectivity)

Meeting cost-effectiveness requirements from major industries such as Agriculture, Energy, Utilities and Construction, Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technologies emerged with significant advancement in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) landscape, offering a solution for connecting devices over long distances with minimal power consumption. As of 2024, licensed LPWAN technologies have significantly increased their share among the global 1.3 billion IoT connections, representing approximately 8% of the over 16 billion connected IoT devices worldwide in 2023.


Among the various LPWAN technologies, NB-IoT (Narrowband IoT) stands out for its unique capabilities. NB-IoT operates within licensed frequency bands, leveraging the existing cellular infrastructure to provide reliable connectivity. This approach allows NB-IoT to offer a balance between wide coverage and deep penetration, making it suitable for both urban and rural environments.


According to market share data from IoT Analytics, NB-IoT stands out as one of the leading technology choice worldwide within the IoT sector. This trend has persisted since approximately 2020, with NB-IoT currently commanding about 54% of all LPWAN connections. A significant contributor to this dominance is the extensive adoption in China, where, driven by national policies on “smart metering”, NB-IoT now constitutes more than 80% of LPWAN connections!

The Global LPWAN market had been lead and dominated by NB-IoT technologies, constituting over 80% of the total market shares account for the wide adopt at China

The NB-IoT market is projected to experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 36.61% from 2024 to 2032. This notable growth rate mirrors the expanding adoption and incorporation of NB-IoT technology to remotely enhance the effective visual representation and decision-making capabilities for business strategy.


The Strength and Adaptability across major industries 

Outshining as one of the most promising Mobile IoT (MIoT) technologies that are standardised by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), NB-IoT is poised to continue leading the LPWAN market, offering a unique blend of advantages that make it highly adaptable across various industries.


  • Reliable Connectivity: NB-IoT provides deep penetration capabilities, enabling connectivity in areas where traditional networks struggle, such as underground or remote locations. This is crucial for industries that require monitoring or control over vast or challenging terrains.

  • Energy-efficient: NB-IoT devices consume significantly less power compared to other IoT technologies, leading to extended battery life. This is particularly beneficial for applications that involve stationary or infrequently updated devices, such as sensors in agriculture or environmental monitoring.

  • Cost-Effective: NB-IoT's efficient network usage and minimal maintenance requirements translate into lower operational costs. This makes it an attractive option for businesses looking to implement IoT solutions without a hefty price tag.

  • Scalable: NB-IoT's ability to support a large number of connected devices without compromising performance makes it scalable, accommodating the growing demands of IoT applications.

NB-IoT has been the preferred LPWAN technologies across industries for purposes of Inventory management systems, Contamination and Pollution Prevention (air, water, soil), Performance Monitoring and Predictive maintenance, Safety and Disaster Prevention, Supply Chain Management, Cloud Control Loop, Workflow Management, Overload monitoring
NB-IoT's versatility and adaptability have made it a preferred choice for a wide range of industries, each leveraging its unique benefits to enhance operations and outcomes:

  • Agriculture and Farming: NB-IoT enables soil moisture and environmental monitoring, optimising resource use and improving crop yields. Sensors can be deployed across vast farmlands to collect data on soil conditions, weather patterns, and crop health, facilitating precision agriculture practices.

  • Water and Wastewater: In utilities, NB-IoT supports smart metering and pressure monitoring for water, gas, and electricity, enhancing resource management and efficiency. Real-time monitoring of water usage can lead to more effective water conservation strategies.

  • Smart Cities and Councils: NB-IoT is pivotal in creating smart cities, enabling efficient management of public assets like street lighting and water systems. It also supports waste management and parking solutions, contributing to urban sustainability and efficiency.

  • Logistics and Delivery: In logistics, NB-IoT aids in asset tracking and fleet management, providing real-time location and condition monitoring. This improves operational efficiency and reduces downtime due to equipment failure or theft.

  • HVAC and Smart Buildings: NB-IoT can be used to monitor the indoor air quality and temperature, effectively controlling the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems in buildings, optimising energy use and improving comfort levels for occupants.

  • Oil and Gas: NB-IoT enables real-time remote monitoring of oil and gas meter operations, allowing for proactive maintenance and reducing the risk of potential leaks or malfunctions. This capability not only enhances safety standards but also optimises operational efficiency by minimising downtime and maximising resource utilisation.

  • Mining and Construction: NB-IoT facilitates the continuous monitoring of equipment status through pressure and temperature reading, ensuring timely maintenance to prevent costly breakdowns and delays. Additionally, NB-IoT can enhance worker safety by providing real-time alerts and tracking systems, enabling swift responses to emergencies.


First Time Adopting to IoT? Meet your Slimified Ellenex Industrial NB-IoT solutions

For organisations embarking on their IoT journey for the first time, finding the right partner is crucial. That's where Ellenex comes in, offering a streamlined approach to implementing Industrial NB-IoT solutions tailored to meet the unique needs of industrial clients. With a deep commitment to advancing LPWAN technologies, including NB-IoT, Ellenex stands at the forefront of delivering end-to-end IoT solutions that prioritise efficiency, scalability, and reliability.

Ellenex preserves strong collaborations with NB-IoT to meet various industrial applications
  • Ellenex is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of LPWAN technologies: leveraging the latest innovations in NB-IoT to provide cutting-edge solutions. Our team is committed to staying ahead of the curve, continuously exploring new ways to optimise connectivity, reduce power consumption, and enhance data security for our clients. 

  • Valuing End-to-End Requirements by Industrial Clients: At Ellenex, we understand that every industrial client has distinct requirements, from the scale of their operations to the specific challenges they face. That's why we take a holistic approach to IoT implementation, focusing on the end-to-end needs of our clients. Our solutions are designed to integrate seamlessly with existing infrastructure, minimising disruption and maximising efficiency. Whether it's optimising production lines, enhancing supply chain visibility, or improving energy efficiency, Ellenex delivers tailored NB-IoT solutions that drive tangible business outcomes.

  • Delivering Comprehensive IoT Solutions: Our comprehensive approach to IoT includes everything from device selection and network design to data analytics and security. We work closely with our clients to define their IoT strategy, ensuring that our solutions align with their business goals and operational needs.


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With a focus on simplicity, reliability, and scalability, Ellenex's software solutions empower clients to leverage the full potential of IoT, transforming their operations and opening up new possibilities for growth.

Partnering for "Our" Success

Ellenex is more than just a provider of IoT solutions; we're a partner committed to your success. Our team is composed of experts with a deep understanding of industrial operations and the unique challenges they present. We're here to guide you through every step of your IoT journey, from initial consultation to ongoing support and optimisation. Together, we'll navigate the complexities of IoT adoption, ensuring that your organisation reaps the maximum benefits from this transformative technology.


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