A draft GOST for the Internet of things Protocol NB-Fi has been developed


The public discussion of the draft standard will last until March 31, 2021.

Within the framework of Technical Committee 194 “Cyber-physical systems” on the basis of RVC , with the participation of telematic Solutions LLC and the Internet of things Association, a draft national standard GOST R “Information technologies. The Internet of things. Wireless data transfer Protocol based on narrow-band radio signal modulation (NB-Fi)”.

The NB-Fi standard is based on Russian technology, which allows to create wireless data exchange networks between many terminal devices on the one hand and many base stations on the other hand, and has already shown in practice the possibility of its application in large-scale projects.

The NB-Fi Protocol is a LPWAN class technology for distributed telemetry, inter-machine communication and the Internet of things (IOT). The use of NB-Fi technology in devices allows to ensure a stable data transmission distance of up to 10 km in dense urban development and up to 30 km in rural areas. A low-cost component base with a high degree of production localization is required for the production of terminal devices.

The GOST project is developed on the basis of the eponymous preliminary national standard PNST NB-Fi, which was approved by Rosstandart in February 2019. The document became the first national standard in the field of the Internet of things in Russia. During its testing, the issues of security and power of attorney of the Protocol were studied in detail, improvements were made in accordance with the progress in the development of both the NB-Fi Protocol itself and the Internet of things technology itself.

“Within the framework of the Technical Committee's activities, we not only develop standards, but also carry out, together with interested market participants, relevant studies of various profiles, carry out systematic testing of solutions, contribute to the improvement of technology. Taking into account the passed way, we can guarantee the quality of the standard and standardized technology as GOST R — and its unhindered practical use. The NB-Fi standard is an example of a successful improvement path”, said Nikita Utkin, Chairman of the Technical Committee 194 “Cyber-physical systems”, head of programs RVC .

“Over the past two years, we have done a lot of work both on testing the NB-Fi standard, and on refining its description and improving the characteristics of the Protocol for resistance to various types of attacks. Several companies are already developing their own devices that are compatible with our equipment — including manufacturers of water, heat and gas meters. The NB-Fi standard gave a powerful impetus to the spread of NB-Fi technology in other sectors of the economy, except for traditional energy and utilities. In particular, an NB-Fi device developed by a third-party company for use in the oil and gas industry has already appeared. The standard helps and works”, commented Andrey Bakumenko, Deputy General Director of Telematic Solutions LLC.

The public discussion of the draft GOST will last until March 31, 2021. After that, it will be approved by the Technical Committee 194 “Cyber-physical systems” and then submitted for approval to Rosstandart.

The text of this draft and materials for comments during the public discussion can be found at  the official website of the Technical Committee “Cyber-physical systems”.


On the Technical Committee “Cyber-physical systems”

Technical Committee 194 “Cyber-physical systems” was established on the basis of RVC in 2017. The collegial body acts as a platform for the development of the digital economy and NTI through the development of digital technology standards for new promising markets. The Committee brings together leading scientific and public organizations, technology companies, non-profit organizations of equipment and software developers. Among its participants are Gazprom Neft, Rostelecom, RUSSOFT, Kaspersky Lab, Skoltech, MSTU named after N. E. Bauman, HSE, et al.

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