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T-Mobile launches Cat-NB asset tracking bundle, confusing value

T-Mobile USA has proudly announced that its Cat-NB powered asset tracking offering is now available on its network. Using Roambee’s BeeAware devices, the cost starts at $10 per month, per device, and at $120 annually, that is still a long way away from the pricing envisioned by the most enthusiastic LPWAN advocates. Of course, this is a bundled service that includes the Roambee devices themselves and the data to support them, as well as the portal to monitor the assets and an API to tie in with your cloud applications. But the costs seem high for what is ostensibly an IoT application, whereas, if this were being offered on a higher bandwidth LTE variant, we probably wouldn’t bat an eyelid.…

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