Inside Vodacom’s new IoT lab – Photos

Vodacom recently opened its Narrowband IoT Laboratory, aimed at commercialising IoT systems using the provider’s NB-IoT network.

The lab provides a test environment for developers and customers to build hardware and test end-point devices on a live NB-IoT network.

Hardware developed inside the laboratory includes Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) devices, which are power-efficient and have a multi-year battery life.

Developers also use a Faraday cage to measure the signal strength capabilities of devices.

Vodacom’s Narrowband IoT laboratory is located at the Vodacom World campus and houses various developers working on IoT devices – including smart water meters, parking devices, and more.

The company said its NB-IoT network is set to launch commercially in major cities across South Africa later this year.

MyBroadband was invited to take a look at the new lab, shown in the photos below.

Faraday Cage

Faraday Cage 2

Faraday cage 1

Smart parking and water meter devices

IoT Water meter open

Smart parking module

IoT Water meter

Smart parking devices

Evaluation kit

IoT testing station

IoT chipset

IoT laboratory

Narrowband IoT Team

IoT Lab 2

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Inside Vodacom’s new IoT lab – Photos