Force NB-IoT to extend battery life?

#1

Hello,

Is it possible now, or could this be feature in the future, to configure the LTE Beacons to use NB-IoT instead of LTE-M, even if both are available?

My company has developed some customer use cases where the features of NB-IoT (long indoors range, much lower power budget than LTE-M, and no need to ‘roam’) appear to be ideal versus LTE-M.

Thanks!

#2

Great question! We actually do have an experimental, undocumented (= we reserve the right to change or remove it without notice :wink:) API for setting your preferred technology:

lte.setTech(lte.Tech.NB_IOT);

Currently-available options are:

  • LTE
  • NB_IOT
  • LTE_NB_IOT
  • ALL