Mobitel, The National Mobile Service Provider, recently hosted Sri Lanka’s first ever industry Forum on NB-IoT (Narrowband Internet of Things) technology at Trace Expert City in Colombo to drive innovation in the IoT sector in collaboration with the industry.
Held on the 23rd of March, this forum was set to connect the innovators and decision makers in the industry and government with global industry experts to share knowledge, experience and create inspiration. The forum was instrumental in guiding the young innovators to showcase their talents at Sri Lanka’s first open overnight hackathon which commenced at 5.00pm on the same day and went on till the evening of the following day. The Mobitel NB-IoT Forum brought speakers from around the world who are spearheading programs and projects in integrating NB-IoT into consumer’s lives at a global scale. The Keynote Address was given by Bruno Vilares – Senior Marketing Manager – Core Network Business Unit, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., who provided an overview of the NB-IoT technology within the Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) market, and new and emerging trends that would impact stakeholders globally.