The Internet of Things Programme

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

Our aim: The GSMA’s Internet of Things Programme is an industry initiative designed to help mobile operators accelerate the delivery of compelling and secure IoT solutions that harness big data to deliver value to individuals and enterprises alike. By developing key enablers, facilitating industry collaboration and supporting network optimisation, the Internet of Things Programme is enabling consumers and businesses to harness a host of rich new services, connected by intelligent and secure mobile networks.


Mobile IoT


cl_miot_blackThe GSMA is working with mobile operators and the wider ecosystem to raise market awareness and support of commercial licensed spectrum low power wide area solutions.


IoT Security


cl_security_blackThe GSMA has delivered a set of IoT Security Guidelines, backed by an IoT Security Assessment scheme, to provide a proven and robust approach to end-to-end security. The GSMA is now working with mobile operators and the wider industry to further accelerate the adoption of the guidelines and the assessment.

IoT Big Data


cl_big_data_blackThe GSMA is working with the mobile industry to make harmonised data sets available to developers and third parties through common application programme interfaces (APIs). By working with mobile operators on common enablers, the GSMA is also helping to remove commercial and technical barriers to create value from the IoT big data opportunity.


IoT Policy and Regulation


cl_policy_regs_blackThe accelerating growth of the Internet of Things is transforming economies and societies. The GSMA is working to create a sustainable policy and regulatory environment to support the successful scaling of the IoT.


Industry Engagement:

The GSMA works closely with its partners in the industry 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.

cl_smart_cities_blackThe GSMA is helping mobile operators and cities work together to create sustainable, long-term benefits for businesses and citizens through IoT technologies.



cl_automotive_blackThe GSMA is working with mobile operators, automotive OEMs and suppliers, relevant industry associations, and regulatory bodies to accelerate the growth of the Connected Vehicle market by agreeing a common approach to security, regulatory and network connectivity solutions.



cl_drone_blackDrones can be utilised to enhance smart city services such as safety, improved traffic flow, improved delivery services and crowd control measures. Mobile networks can be used to securely identify a drone and its location in order to help ensure the safety of commercial drones and to help mitigate privacy, safety and security risks.


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IoT Report: How Greater China Is Set To Lead The Global Industrial IoT Mark The Fourth Industrial Revolution describes a dramatic step change in all of our lives. The confluence of high internet speeds, big data, the Internet of Things (IoT), analytics a...

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Mobile IoT Case Study – Greater China 大中华区移动物联网案 Mobile Operators around the world have been rapidly deploying Mobile IoT (LTE-M & NB-IoT) across their networks, with over 53 deployments to date. Mobile IoT is low power wid...

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On-Demand Webinar: How does Mobile IoT fit into the 5G Future? This webinar to explores how Mobile IoT can enhance a 5G future, while still providing capability for today’s key IoT applications such as smart metering, smart logistics and e...

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IoT Connection Efficiency Guidelines In IoT scenarios IoT Device firmware and software play a significant part in determining the overall performance and behaviour of the IoT Service on the mobile network. With no h...

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Connected China at MWC Shanghai 2018 连接中国 世界移动大会-上 Connected China – Leading the World in Mobile IoT   (请单击此处查看中文版本)   27-28 June: 09:00 – 17:00 | 29 June: 09:00 – 16:00 4YFN in Hall ...

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Mobile Industry Supports Gathering Momentum of Commercial Drones Market Graham Trickey, Head of Internet of Things Programme, GSMA Unmanned Aircraft, or ‘drones’, have hitherto been regarded as serving two typical purposes: military applications,...

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Operators Move Beyond Connectivity in the IoT Era as Asia Pulls Ahead 按此查阅中文版本 The Internet of Things is well on the way to transforming our lives – connecting devices across vast areas at low cost to make our working lives more p...

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GSMA: Global Mobile Operators Commit to Common Approach to IoT Security AT&T, China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, KDDI, LG Uplus, Orange, Telefónica, Telenor Group, Telia, Turkcell, Vodafone Group and Zain Agre...

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Greater China set to Dominate Global Industrial IoT Market, says new GSMA R Government Backing 5G, AI and Data Analytics to Transform Industrial Sector; GSMA Intelligence Forecasts 13.8 billion IIoT Connections Worldwide by 2025, with China Accounting fo...

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Mobile IoT Community Blossoms as Membership Surpasses 1000 Mark Since standardisation in 2016, Mobile IoT (low power wide area networks in licensed spectrum) has captured the minds of the wider IoT industry. In under two years, the mobile ind...

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Industrial IoT’s rapid growth in China culminates in industry summit China is now the most connected country in the world, home to more connections than anywhere else, and projected to dwarf even those of the United States by 2020. China has been ...

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Mobile World Congress Americas 2018 September 12, 2018 Join the GSMA’s Internet of Things programme at Mobile World Congress Americas 2018 to discover and shape the future of the IoT. Through a series of seminars, exh...

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