The Connected Living Programme

Our vision: To enable the IoT, a world in which consumers and businesses enjoy rich new services, connected by an intelligent and secure mobile network.

Our aim: The GSMA Connected Living programme is an initiative to help operators add value and accelerate the delivery of new connected devices and services in the IoT. This is to be achieved by industry collaboration, appropriate regulation, optimising networks as well as developing key enablers to support the growth of the IoT.

Mobile IoT


cl_miot_blackThe GSMA is working with mobile operators and ecosystem partners to develop Low Power, Wide Area networks solutions that will enable the IoT to scale. Mobile IoT = Trusted IoT


IoT Security


cl_security_blackThe GSMA has developed IoT Security Guidelines to ensure best practice for the secure connection and management of IoT devices on any mobile network.


IoT Connection Efficiency


The GSMA works with its IoT ecosystem partners to establish guidelines for how machines should communicate via the mobile network in the most intelligent and efficient way. The connectivity of billions of IoT devices in a scalable network depends on all stakeholders following a common approach, ensuring everyone can enjoy the benefits of efficient connectivity.

IoT Big Data


cl_big_data_blackThe GSMA is working with operators to establish an IoT Big Data Ecosystem through the delivery of harmonised data sets and APIs.


Remote SIM Provisioning


  • cl_remote_sim_blackRemote SIM Provisioning for M2M

The GSMA has encouraged the industry to implement a single, robust and interoperable global remote SIM specification for M2M devices with an evolution path to connect all devices.

  • Consumer Remote SIM Provisioning

The GSMA is enabling the natural evolution of the SIM from physical to digital, simplifying the connection of a wider range of consumer devices that are connected by secure mobile networks.

IoT Policy and Regulation


cl_policy_regs_blackIoT Business Enablers

The GSMA is working to create a sustainable M2M policy and regulatory environment that enables operators to unlock the consumer and business benefits of the IoT.

Industry Engagement:

The GSMA works closely with its partners in the ecosystem to align its strategy and to ensure its initiatives are adopted. By determining common capabilities we will make a positive impact on the industry creating solid foundations for the Internet of Things and enabling it to grow.

cl_smart_cities_blackThe GSMA is working with mobile operators, governments, public venue managers, and city councils to highlight joint deployment approaches and deliver technology/IoT enablers for smart city solutions that will deliver real, long-term benefits to businesses and citizens.


cl_automotive_blackTo accelerate the development and deployment of connected automotive solutions and devices, the GSMA is engaging with automakers, mobile network operators and the wider ecosystem to better understand their needs and to reduce the barriers to adoption.


cl_health_blackThe GSMA participates in a range of initiatives in order to advance the uptake of Digital Health in the public and private sectors.

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IoT Security – Industry Statistics IoT security has quickly become an industry priority. This is reflected in vast amounts of data that illustrate the growth of IoT security market and companies’ need for securi...

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GSMA Smart Cities Guide: Crowd Management Crowd management technologies have moved on significantly over the past few years. Not so long ago, crowd management solutions relied on using video footage and facial recognitio...

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Webinar: Mobile IoT (LPWA) Open for Business Low power wide area (LPWA) is one of the most quickly growing areas of the IoT and will help connect billions of devices. In this webinar, discover how operators innovating to...

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Remote Provisioning Architecture for Embedded UICC Technical Specification v3.1 This document provides a technical description of the GSMA’s ‘Remote Provisioning Architecture for Embedded UICC’. Download...

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Architecture for Embedded UICC Test Specification v3.1 These test specifications are to be used by test labs to develop test for the principal components and interfaces of the GSMA’s Remote Provisioning Architecture for Embedded UI...

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The Internet of Things – A World of Opportunity The Internet of Things (IoT) is enabling a world of limitless potential – a world where we can connect anything and everything. This is fanning innovation across all sectors, c...

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Vodafone Completes Landmark Mobile IoT Trial The IoT industry made a significant step forward yesterday after Vodafone announced it had completed its first trial of standardised NB-IoT on a commercialised network. NB-IoT is...

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Operator Announces World’s First Demonstration of Mobile IoT Safety Jacket Usi Yesterday we were given a glimpse of the unique capabilities of the Mobile IoT after Korea Telecom demonstrated its connected ‘safety jacket’ on a commercialised network. The...

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A New Approach to IoT Security Evaluations Security threats have the potential to undermine confidence in the IoT. As such, ensuring end-to-end security and data privacy for IoT solutions is increasingly an industry prior...

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Operator Announces Key Pilot as New IoT Technology Gains Momentum AT&T are the latest operator to make steps forward in licensed low power wide area (LPWA) networks, having recently announced a new LPWA trial. AT&T, equipment manufactur...

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New Research Finds MNOs’ Hand Strengthened in LPWA Market It appears considerably more probable that the low power wide area (LPWA) market would consolidate around the cellular-based standards, if compared to a scenario in which there w...

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Road to the Smart City Smart city initiatives are shaping urban infrastructure. Governments and IoT service providers are increasingly looking to harness IoT technologies to overcome urban challenges a...

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Smart Cities Week September 27, 2016 Smart Cities week is North America’s leading conference and exhibition focused on smart cities.  Register here. GSMA Connected Living works with mobile operators...

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Webinar: Remote SIM Provisioning for M2M September 28, 2016 GSMA IoT Webinar: Remote SIM Provisioning for M2M The GSMA has developed a specification that enables the remote ‘over the air’ provisioning of M2M devices that are...

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IoT Dinner Debate October 04, 2016 The IoT Dinner Debate is an opportunity for government officials, mobile operators and key regional policy influencers to network and discuss the latest trends and deve...

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Webinar: Smart Cities – Delivering Innovative Services in Partnership with Ope October 12, 2016 The growth of the IoT will have a significant impact on the development of smart cities, helping to drive productivity and deliver innovative new services. However, wit...

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Connected Living at IoT Security Summit October 17, 2016 In its second year, the IoT Security Summit attracts professionals with backgrounds in global security, engineering, embedded technology, data privacy and more. The sum...

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Connected Living at TU Automotive Japan 2016 October 19, 2016 Connectivity, IoT and AI are steadily evolving the automotive industry which is undergoing unprecedented change, challenging the industry’s core business model. TU-Au...

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