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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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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LPWA: Cost-Effective Care for the Environment As population growth and climate change increase demand for fresh water, governments, businesses and individuals are looking for more effective ways to monitor and combat pollu...

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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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New wave of IoT solutions exhibited at the GSMA Innovation City For a long time, those in the Internet of Things (IoT) industry have been waiting for the day when connected solutions are rolled out en masse – transforming society in the...

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Internet of Things in China set for huge growth on eve of IoT Summit China is widely regarded as being a world leader in the development and deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, and over the last few weeks, a number of reports support...

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Pais Digital Chile 2016 September 07, 2016 The Internet of Things is developing rapidly within Latin America and beyond, with an astounding 12.6 billion connected devices in 2014 globally, and an estimated 27 bi...

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Webinar: Assessing IoT Security Measures September 14, 2016 Are You the Next IoT Hacking Story? Assessing IoT Security Measures. The deployment of an estimated 26 billion IoT endpoints by 2020 is expected to drive an exponential...

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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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Connected Living at TU Automotive 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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