Mobitel NB-IoT Forum & Hackathon

Discover new dimensions in connecting the Internet of Things with Narrowband-IoT technology at Sri Lanka's first ever NB-IoT Forum and Hackathon, organized by Mobitel

NB-IoT Forum: 23rd March 2018
NB-IoT Hack: 23rd & 24th March 2018
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What is NB-IoT?

Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) is a GSMA standardized radio network technology specially designed to work with low power connected devices. It is intended to be the successor to GPRS in providing deep coverage and low power connectivity to the internet of things in the future at large scale spanning to millions of devices.

  • Extended Coverage
    reach places you have never reached before with NB-IoT extended coverage
  • Low power
    Truely low power connected devices become a reality with NB-IoT
  • Low cost
    Simpler chipsets with lower manufacturing cost
  • Massive Scale
    Scale up to build the true internet of things
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Mobitel NB-IoT Forum

Sri Lanka's first industry forum on NB-IoT, bringing together experts in industry and academia to shape the future of connected things in Sri Lanka.

Learn NB-IoT

Dive deep into the technologies which enables NB-IoT and see how it stands apart

Meet Experts

Discuss with experts on NB-IoT on connecting your internet of things with NB-IoT

Explore Applications

Be there where experts share their experience on how NB-IoT has helped business globally

Innovate

Ideate and formulate how connected things with NB-IoT will help your business


Are you developer/enthusiast or a part of a commercial venture interested in connecting devices and builidng the internet of things? Let us know and stand a chance to get invited to participate in the NB-IoT Forum.

SPEAKERS

AGENDA

Mobitel NB-IoT Hack

Compete head to head with builders tinkerers and tech geeks from all over the country to build pioneering NB-IoT based solutions for consumer and enterprise.

Passes for NB-IoT Forum

Participate in Sri Lanka's first NB-IoT forum

Free NB-IoT development kit

STM32 based development board with embedded NB-IoT modem and NB-IoT enabled SIM card for prototyping low power connected devices with low form factor

Attractive prizes

Build the most innovative product and win attractive prizes


Are you ready to build Sri Lanka's first generation of NB-IoT connected things?

About NB-IoT Hack

You are expected to develop a connected device based solution which solves a real world challenge which leverages on the advantages of NB-IoT. You can use the development kit with NB-IoT connectivity for the hardware development. If the solution requires an accompanying server side or user/client side components for actual implementation you are expected to develop and showcase them as well.
Team size: 3-5 members
Registration Open

Final date of registration is 14th March 2018.
Make sure you register by clicking on 'Register' button and let us get to know you better.

Team Short Listing

Shortlisted teams will be published on 16th March 2018. You will get 2 passes for the NB-IoT forum and the NB-IoT development kit from Mobitel

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NB-IoT workshop

Date: 21st March 2018 at 3.00 p.m.
Venue: Mobitel Innovation Center, Trace Expert City
The selected teams will get a primer on NB-IoT and and a hands on intro to the development kit

Hackathon & Evaluation

Date: 5.30pm 23rd March to 6.30pm 24th March 2018
Venue: Mobitel Innovation Center, Trace Expert City

Frequently Asked Questions

Mobitel NB-IoT Forum is Sri Lanka's first industry forum on NB-IoT, bringing together experts in industry and academia to shape the future of connected things in Sri Lanka. Mobitel Launched South Asia’s first NB-IoT Network in Sri Lanka end of last year at Techno 2017 where the public was given the opportunity to experience the NB-IoT as the technology of choice for Low Power Wide Area connectivity needs.
This forum is a dive deep into the technologies which enables NB-IoT and see how it stands apart, Meet the experts, explore applications and Innovate. It consists of speaker sessions, workshops and panel discussions by both foreign and local experts in industry and academia which covers the technical and business aspects of NB-IoT technology along with its applications. The agenda of the forum is listed above.

Venue: Trace Auditorium, Trace Expert City, Colombo 10
Date: 23rd March, 2018
Time: 9:00am – 4.30 pm

Mobitel NB-IOT HACK is a hackathon organized in parallel with the first ever NB-IoT forum. This is a 24 hour overnight hackathon, where the participant teams are expected to develop a solution (a working prototype) based on the NB-IoT technology. They will receive a STM32 based development board with embedded NB-IoT modem and NB-IoT enabled SIM card for prototyping connected devices with low form factor. This development kit will be given to the selected teams prior to the hackathon date along with a technical briefing. Teams need not restrict their solutions to this development board. They are encouraged to use additional hardware and software components as required which need to be facilitated by themselves.
Venue: Trace Auditorium, Trace Expert City, Colombo 10
Start: 23rd March, 2018 5.30pm
End: 24th March, 2018 5.30pm

This is a ‘By Invitation only’ forum. However limited number of passes will be issued to tech enthusiasts who request online through above given link and after a filtering process. In Addition, two forum passes will be issued to selected teams of NB-IoT Hack. Please visit the above link and submit your details to secure a special invitation. Please note that the pass will be issued only to a limited, selected number of people based on the submitted details.

You can register for Mobitel NB-IoT Hack through the following link by providing the requested information about your team and intended solution. The organizing team, along with the industry experts will select suitable teams for the hackathon based on submitted details. Registrations will be opened till 14th March, 2018.

Afraid Not. Registered teams will be reviewed based on the submitted details and only a limited numbers of teams will be selected to participate for the Hackathon. The short listed teams will be notified via an email to team leader.

Step 1: Apply for the hackathon
Registration for the Hackathon is now open on the event web site and registration deadline is 14th March 2018.
Link for Hackathon registration:

Step 2: Team selection
The submitted application will be reviewed based on submitted details and the shortlisted teams will be notified by 16th March, 2018 via an email to team leader.

Step 3: NB-IoT Hack briefing and workshop
Hackathon briefing and workshop will be held on 19th March 2018 at Mobitel Innovation Center, Trace Expert City, Colombo 10 and it is mandatory for the teams to participate for this as a NB-IoT development Kit along with a hands on demonstration will be given during this session. Further, each team will be given two invitations for the forum as well.

Step 4: Hackathon
This overnight hackathon starting from 5.30 pm on 23rd March and continue till 5.30 pm on 24th March at Trace Auditorium, Trace Expert city, Colombo 10 followed by evaluation and judging.

Step 5: Evaluation & Judging
Teams have to present and demonstrate their innovative application based on NB-IoT technology to a panel of judges consisting of industry experts, academic experts and entrepreneurs. Evaluations will take place in the evening on 24th March at Mobitel Innovation Center, Trace Expert city, Colombo 10. Winning teams will be announced after the evaluations.

• Each selected team will receive a STM32 based development board with embedded NB-IoT modem and NB-IoT enabled SIM card for prototyping connected devices with low form factor. This development kit will be given to the selected teams prior to the hackathon date along with a technical briefing.
• Each team will receive 2 invitations for the NB-IoT Forum that will be held on 23rd March, 2018 at Trace Expert City, Colombo 10. This forum will consist of knowledge rich presentations, panel discussions and workshops based on NB-IoT technology

Three winning teams will receive following cash prizes.
1st place: LKR 150,000
2nd place: LKR 100,000
3rd place: LKR 50,000

Please send us an email to mic@mobitel.lk, we will try to provide the necessary information.