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MediaTek, China Mobile, crack on with NB-IoT enhancements

MediaTek has announced that it has wrapped up testing enhancements to its NB-IoT lineup of SoCs, in partnership with China Mobile. As it stands, it looks like NB-IoT is going to flourish in China, with the region set to be its strongest market. That suits Huawei, its main proponent, and MediaTek (a rival to Huawei’s HiSilicon) just fine, in a market that is now looking to get more out of NB-IoT. Both LTE-M and NB-IoT were put forward as part of Release 13 of the 3GPP’s standards process – the long overdue low-power variant of LTE that had not been prioritized while the ecosystem raced itself to higher speeds. Initially called LTE Cat-M1 and Cat-M2 (respectively), the two approaches had…

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