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Cellular data usage in a NBIoT transmission | Telit Cinterion IoT Developer Community

March 16, 2023 - 5:06pm, 164 views


How much data an NbIoT transmission use?

I have done some tests using Nbiot sends in mqtt and coap  (without ack), and following the data usage of the cellular simcard in the operator's platform.
In these tests I've seen that one transmission of 10bytes payload using mqtt or coap, consumes about 1000bytes of the cellular packet plan. 

Is this normal? 

I thought it would consume less bytes of the simcard's plan to transmitt only 10bytes payload.