Hutchison Telecom Hong Kong Holdings' 3 Hong Kong has launched one of Asia's first narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) roaming services.
NB-IoT is a low power wide area technology standard developed specifically for the internet of things.
In a statement, 3 Hong Kong said activating commercial NB-IoT roaming capability will allow enterprises opportunities to expand overseas with IoT applications and services.
Far EasTone and 3 Hong Kong entered an NB-IoT roaming agreement in March as part of their involvement in the Conexus Mobile Alliance. Now 3 Hong Kong is extending an offer for other Conexus members to form bilateral NB-IoT roaming partnerships.
3 Hong Kong completed deployment of its city-wide NB-IoT network last year in preparation for the commercial launch of NB-IoT applications.
First published in TelecomAsia