TELECOM & INTERNET | Staff Reporter, Singapore

M1 launches NB-IoT network for waste management

Waste management firms will be able to track waste levels in real time.

M1 inked a memorandum of understanding with OTTO Waste Systems and SmartCity Solutions to implement a Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) technology for waste management.

According to a press release, with M1’s NB-IoT platform, ultra-low power consumption fill level sensors attached to OTTO’s trash bin receptacles will send out real-time alerts to SmartCity’s centralised management system when the appropriate level of waste is reached.

This allows waste management companies to reduce wasted resources such as manpower and fuel by only clearing containers that require immediate attention.

M1 said this will enable higher operation efficiency.

The waste data collected can be aggregated and analysed through M1’s data analytics platform to help the company further streamline its operations, such as planning of bins distribution nationwide, waste collection frequency enabling a greener environment.

M1 said the technology is the first intelligent waste management system in Singapore.

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