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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Webinar Highlights: Assessing IoT Security Measures Cyber security is the “Sword of Damocles” hanging over all IoT solutions, and service providers need to act now to secure their IoT services and protect their custome...

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Webinar Highlights: Smart Cities – Delivering Innovative Services in Partnersh 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, without effec...

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Digital Healthcare Interoperability To realise the projected healthcare benefits of Digital Health solutions, interoperability is required at foundational, structural and, most importantly, semantic levels. This en...

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Webinar Highlights: Changing of the SIM Card – Are You Ready for Remote SI Remote SIM Provisioning is one of the most exciting technologies in the M2M market and has the potential to accelerate the delivery of millions of connected devices across the g...

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3GPP Low Power Wide Area Technologies White Paper The growing usage of connected devices, machines and vehicles is making organisations more effective and enriching the lives of individuals. To support the development of this ...

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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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March Towards Mobile IoT Continues as Two More Operators Announce LPWA Milestone AT&T and Deutsche Telekom are the latest telco giants to throw more weight behind cellular-based low power wide area (LPWA) networks, both having recently announced new techn...

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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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Connected Living at GSMA Mobility Live November 01, 2016 GSMA Mobility Live! – North America, covers the most important developments in the mobile industry across the region, including mobile’s role in the rapidly...

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GSMA Global LTE-M Summit November 03, 2016 Register now June 2016 saw the finalisation and publication of the 3GPP Release 13 (R13) specifications which included the Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) technology LTE-M. ...

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Mobile IoT Showcase – Networking Cocktails November 14, 2016 Following a number of presentations from industry experts on the opportunities and challenges of Mobile IoT technologies and the potential for the IoT, cocktails will b...

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Mobile IoT Innovators – Networking Cocktails November 14, 2016 Join your peers at the Mobile IoT Innovators cocktail reception to discuss the opportunities and challenges of Mobile IoT technologies, and their potential for the IoT...

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Connected Living at Smart City Expo World Congress November 15, 2016 Smart City Expo World Congress is the international summit of discussion about the link between urban reality and technological revolution. Connected Living will be tak...

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Connected Living at European Utility Week November 15, 2016 The utility industry is learning to move at a faster pace, connect with consumers, and learn to include innovative solutions into their business models. To ensure a smo...

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