5G IoT Forum

The 5G IoT Forum is to provide all industry and wider ecosystem stakeholders with market representation to accelerate the wide-spread adoption of 3GPP-standard 5G technologies including Mobile IoT (LPWA), LTE-M and NB-IoT technologies and evolve to Massive IoT. In the Forum we will discuss issues facing the IoT Industry and make proposals to the 5G IoT Strategy Group. Members are encouraged to participate in the Action Groups. The work of the Action groups will be disseminated to the Forum and members encouraged to adopt the work. Members can also agree to work on Concepts together for the GSMA Foundry.

The Forum #5 meeting is taking place on the 27th February 2024, 13:00 – 15:30 CET.

The meeting is exclusive to members and can be accessed from Member Gateway

For more information contact 5GIoTForum@gsma.com.

Objectives of the 5G IoT Forum

  • Encourage information sharing that will lead to growth of cellular based IoT
  • Promote 5G IoT technologies through a pool of centralised industry resources
  • Enable new contributors the ability to join the 5G IoT Action groups
  • Adopt the work of the 5G IoT Action groups in your organisation
  • Create a PoC in GSMA Foundry

Criteria to Join

All GSMA members are welcome to join the Forum. Contact 5GIoTForum@gsma.com for details.

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5G IoT Forum Members





China Mobile

China Unicom



Cubic Telecom

Deutsche Telekom


EchoStar Mobile Ltd





GSMA Industry Member

Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) is a global security technology group headquartered in Munich, Germany. As a trusted partner to customers with the highest demands, G+D secures the essential values of the world with its solutions. Founded in 1852, the company develops technology with passion and precision in four major playing fields: payment, connectivity, identities and digital infrastructures. With a wealth of experience in securing connectivity, G+D is the trusted partner and pioneer for all challenges posed by the Internet of Things. For more than 30 years G+D has been part of the global SIM success story. From delivering the world's first commercial SIM to pioneering the first eSIM management solution and iSIM, G+D has always been considered a technological leader in this field. Today, we offer connectivity and security solutions for the consumer, enterprise and industrial IoT. Serving mobile network operators, automotive manufacturers, chip, module and device makers as well as SMEs, our portfolio ranges from pluggable SIM, eSIM and secure smartcard operating systems to high-performance Lifecycle Management systems and global connectivity services for enterprises and Private Networks. G+D has a workforce of 12,600 employees and generated sales of EUR 2.53 billion in the 2022 fiscal year. A total of 103 subsidiaries and joint ventures across 33 countries ensure customer proximity worldwide.





Jersey Telecom

GSMA Operator Member

KDDI Corporation

GSMA Operator Member








Sierra Wireless

Silknet JSC



Soft Bank



Technology Evolution in Mobility

Telecom Argentina

Telecom Italia


Telenor IoT



GSMA Industry Member

Telit (AIM: TCM), is a global leader in Internet of Things (IoT) enablement, with an extensive portfolio of wireless connectivity modules, software platforms and global IoT connectivity services, empowering hundreds of millions of connected ‘things’ to date, and trusted by thousands of direct and indirect customers, globally. With over two decades of IoT innovation experience, Telit continues to redefine the boundaries of digital business, by delivering secure, integrated end-to-end IoT solutions for many of the world’s largest brands, including enterprises, OEMs, system integrators and service providers across all industries, enabling them to simplify, connect and manage IoT at any scale.

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Gas Metering Fact Sheet


Friday 11 Aug 2023 | LTE-M | MIoT Technology | NB-IoT | Resources |

Traditional gas meters were unable to handle more than one update a day and sustain a long battery life. Smart gas meters need continuous network availability and real-time remote access, while maintaining battery life of 10 years or more in the field.

Smart Meters Fact Sheet


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The pandemic and energy crisis have hastened the need to automate information gathering and business operations to ensure efficiency and continuity of services. Connected meters gives consumers peace of mind and enable utilities deliver better service.

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Technology Highlights from MWC Barcelona 2023 – Deutsche Telekom


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Jens Olejak, Senior Product Innovator shares his insights about the role 5G IoT is playing in the energy and environment sectors, the role of the 5G IoT Strategy Group the work they produce and more.

Technology Highlights from MWC Barcelona 2023 – Transforma Insights


Thursday 30 Mar 2023 | 5G | Both Technologies | MIoT Technology | Mobile IoT | MWC23 | Resources |

Matt Hatton, Founder Partner shares his insights about recent adoption trends in 5G IoT, commercial models for 5G IoT, market opportunity size for 5G IoT and the technology roadmap.

Technology Highlights from MWC Barcelona 2023 – Giesecke+Devrient


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Simon Wakely, Global Head of Automotive and IoT Sales share his insights about the actions they are taking to promote sustainability within the IoT, how they can support these strategies with it's customers and more

Mobile IoT Deployment Guide – October 2022


Monday 17 Oct 2022 | LTE-M | MIoT Technology | NB-IoT | Resources |

This document contains non-binding guidelines intended to help mobile operators and solution developers to ensure interoperability and smooth roaming. The recommendations have been developed by members of the GSMA 5G IoT Strategy Group.

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