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The objective is to specify a radio access for cellular internet of things, based to a great extent on a non-backward-compatible variant of E-UTRA, that addresses improved indoor coverage, support for massive number of low throughput devices, low delay sensitivity, ultra low device cost, low device power consumption and (optimised) network architecture.
NB-IOT should support 3 different modes of operation:
'Stand-alone operation' utilizing for example the spectrum currently being used by GERAN systems as a
replacement of one or more GSM carriers, as well as scattered spectrum for potential IoT deployment.
'Guard band operation' utilizing the unused resource blocks within a LTE carrier's guard-band.
'In-band operation' utilizing resource blocks within a normal LTE carrier.
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