Huawei and Vodafone install NB-IoT networks in Spain

13 December 2016 |


Huawei and Vodafone have installed new NB-IoT networks in two Spanish cities.

Huawei and Vodafone have announced their collaboration on a ‘new step’ in the implementation of NB-IoT (low power, wide area networks) in the smart city and utility markets.

The Spanish cities of Malaga and Seville and their water utility companies - EMASA and EMASESA - will form part of the implementation of the NB-IoT services during the first part of 2017.

Jiang Wangcheng, the vice-president of Huawei's department of marketing and solutions, said: “"Both companies are working together to create a high-level NB-IoT infrastructure which will assure a successful commercial launch of this innovative technology," said Jiang.

Vodafone's IoT director Ivo Rook said the agreement with the Spanish cities: “Shows us just how attractive NB-IoT is to the utilities and smart city markets."

The system will first be used for water management in Seville and Malaga, and the next step will be to extend the use of NB-IoT initially into traffic and waste management.