LTE-M vs NB-IoT | difference between LTE-M and NB-IoT

This page compares LTE-M vs NB-IoT and describes difference between LTE-M and NB-IoT.

Specifications LTE-M NB-IoT
Bandwidth / resource blocks 1.08 MHz, 6 Resource blocks 180 KHz, 1 resource block
Deployment In Band LTE In Band, Guard Band LTE and Standalone
Coverage 155.7 dB 164 dB
Downlink Physical layer OFDMA, 15 KHz tone spacing, turbo code, 16QAM, 1 Rx OFDMA, 15 KHz tone spacing, TBCC, 1 Rx
Uplink Physical layer SC-FDMA, 15 KHz tone spacing, Turbo code, 16QAM • Single tone, 15 KHz and 3.75 KHz spacing
•  SC-FDMA, 15 KHz tone spacing
• Turbo code
Downlink Peak Rate 1 Mbps ~32 kbps (in-band), 34 kbps (standalone)
Uplink Peak Rate 1 Mbps ~66 kbps (multitone), ~17 kbps (standalone)
Duplexing FD, HD (type-B), FDD/TDD HD only (Type-B), FDD-only, TDD
Power saving PSM, eDRX, DRX PSM, eDRX, DRX
Number of Antennas 1 1
Transmit Power (UE) 20 dBm 23 dBm
Standard 3GPP Rel.13 (1Q 2016) 3GPP Rel.13 (2Q 2016)
Tutorial Link LTE-M tutorial NB-IoT tutorial

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