The Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) along with Ericsson will altogether implement a narrowband Internet of things (NB-IoT) cased sensor network model. According to the reports of Grand View Research, there are many companies like AT&T, Huawei Technologies, Nokia etcetera that operate in narrowband Internet of things. The basic purpose of this model is to monitor air pollution in Delhi.

We all are aware of the fact that Delhi is ranked the world’s most polluted capital. Hence, this is one of the best steps taken by both IIT Kanpur and Ericsson. Narrowband Internet of things (NB-IoT) is a low- power wide- area network (LPWAN) radio technology standard developed by 3GPP to enable a wide range of cellular devices and services. The sensors are automated and will relay information on defined time intervals, providing data on pollution levels, sources and locations in a sustainable and cost-efficient way As the part of the deal made, Ericsson is going to use the air quality sensors that can share environmental information like particulate matter (PM1, PM2.5, and PM10) levels at defined time intervals. It will help in monitoring and analysis of data. The data will be then shared with other local authorities and stakeholders on a periodic basis so that the collected data can be analyzed and the team can address the threat of air pollution.

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As per the reports, it is going to be the “India’s first NB-IoT based low-cost Particulate Matter sensors”. The collaboration of Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) with Ericsson also includes working with community-based organizations in order to aware people regarding air pollution and what are the steps that can be taken to reduce it. Making the community aware of the threat and measures to control is the best thing that this collaboration is trying to do.

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