NB-IoT for Developers Training Course

Course Code

nbiotfordev

Duration

7 hours (usually 1 day including breaks)

Requirements

  • An understanding of IoT concepts
  • Programming experience in any language
  • General understanding of software and network security concepts

Audience

  • Developers
  • Technical Managers

Overview

NB-IoT allows IoT devices to operate over carrier networks such as GSM and "guard bands" between LTE channels. NB-IoT needs only 200kHz of bandwidth and can efficiently connect large numbers of endpoint devices (up to 50,000 per NB-IoT network cell). Its low power requirements makes it ideal for use in small, uncomplicated IoT gadgets such as smart parking, utilities and wearables.

Most of today's IoT connections are industrial. Industrial IoT (IIoT) connections require Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) technologies to provide connectivity, coverage and subscription capabilities for low bandwidth applications. Although these requirements could be served by existing cellular networks, such networks may not be ideal. NB-IoT (Narrow Band IoT) technology offers a promising solution.

In this instructor-led, live training, participants will learn about the various aspects of NB-IoT (also known as LTE Cat NB1) as they develop and deploy a sample NB-IoT based application.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the different components of NB-IoT and how to fit together to form an ecosystem.
  • Understand and explain the security features built into NB-IoT devices.
  • Develop a simple application to track NB-IoT devices.

Format of the course

  • Part lecture, part discussion, exercises and heavy hands-on practice

Course Outline

Introduction

  • The need for LPWA (Low Power Wide Area)
  • Low power consumption, deep coverage, massive connections, easy deployment, network security & reliability, lower component cost
  • NB-IoT vs LoRaWAN vs Sigfox

Overview of NB-IoT Architecture

  • Design, development, and deployment
  • Security based on LTE mobile networks

NB-IoT Ecosystem and Industry Players

  • Mobile operators, network infrastructure vendors, chipset suppliers, module vendors, systems integrators, etc.
  • Huawei, Ericsson, etc.

NB-IoT Applications

  • Smart metering, smart cities, smart buildings, consumers, agriculture and environment

Quality of Service

  • Licensed spectrum operation
  • Security and reliability

NB-IoT Security

  • User identity confidentiality, entity authentication, data integrity, and mobile device identification

NB-IoT Chips

  • LTE-M1 and NB-IoT
  • Signal processing and power efficiency
  • Huawei LiteOS for developers

NB-IoT Connectivity Modules

  • Cellular connectivity
  • Digital security

NB-IoT Network Devices

  • Efficiently locating mobile "things"

Hands-on: Developing a Smart Tracker

  •  Building a simple location-based tracker

NB-IoT Terminals

  • External NB-IoT antennas
  • Internal NB-IoT antennas

Hands-on: Expanding the Smart Tracker

  • Enabling anti-theft functionality

NB-IoT Service Management Platforms

  • Connecting, activating and managing devices securely
  • API integration with existing systems

Hands-on: Managing a Fleet of Smart Trackers

  •  Testing, deploying, and managing multiple smart trackers

Closing Remarks

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