DECT NR+ Applications

A new 5G  standard in IoT

NR+ fills a gap in the IoT ecosystem

NR+ fills a genuine gap in the IoT ecosystem in terms of large-scale machine-to-machine operations that will allow enterprise IoT customers to build their own low-cost private networks. NR+ is also the first non-cellular radio standard to be recognized as a radio technology fulfilling the formal IMT-2020 5G requirements, for both Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communication (URLLC) and massive Machine Type Communication (mMTC) use cases.

URLLC is focused on bringing wireless technologies into mission-critical use cases where failure is not an option. Examples include self-driving factory vehicles, high-speed robots working alongside human operators in warehouses, and critical infrastructure in buildings, cities and utilities.

mMTC concerns large networks with machine-type devices, connecting up to tens of billions of nodes that should operate for many years from small batteries, transmitting small amounts of data. Typical use-cases involve collecting measurements from a vast number of sensors, such as smart metering, which requires a low-maintenance and low-cost autonomous network structure.  


NR+ is ideal for the following existing use-cases

NR+ can be valuable both as a low-cost alternative to existing solutions and unrealized applications. Many next-generation applications are being held back due to needing the reliability and low latency of a wired connection, but without the physical constraints of wires, and NR+ can offer exactly that.


Industrial IoT

DECT NR+ has a unique set of features that are a key enabler for Industry 4.0. NR+’s dense network topology supports the vast number of nodes needed in a large operation and easy deployment at very little cost. It’s self-organizing and self-healing mesh topology is ideal for an environment with many moving nodes to avoid congestion issues and single points of failure.

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Smart City

With its private network nature and dense network topology, NR+ is ideal for real-time monitoring of small footprint microcities like airports, campuses, and retail centers at a minimal deployment cost. These are all places with a high concentration of diverse use-cases and applications that require a network with low latency and robust performance under high traffic. NR+ can offer exactly this in a private network at a minimal deployment cost and with very low maintenance.  

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Smart Metering

The smart energy market is already well-established and is expected to continue to grow. A key benefit to NR+ is that it offers a standardized alternative to already deployed proprietary solutions. Its mesh network topology also allows for the connection of different local clusters, thereby increasing the total energy range. By using the license-exempt global 1.9 GHz band, NR+ allows for worldwide deployment for a single solution at an optimized cost.