Introduction

To support the further expansion and evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT), the mobile industry has developed and standardised a class of dedicated cellular technologies. These Mobile IoT networks support devices requiring broad coverage, a long battery life and low cost, yet secure, connectivity across both rural and urban locations.

Drawing on interviews with 24 mobile operators, this report outlines how LTE-M and NB-IoT networks are being rolled out around the world, what operators and their partners have learnt so far and what they plan to do next. It explains how the Mobile IoT is creating value in commercial settings, while outlining initial tariff plans and the availability of modules, chipsets and other equipment.

The report also provides an overview of the features of LTE-M and NB-IoT, which have been standardised by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project’s (3GPP) for use in licensed spectrum. Together, these technologies are enabling mobile operators to address a very wide range of potential use cases, ensuring customer choice and helping the IoT to flourish globally.

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NB-IoT Commercialisation Case Study: How China Mobile, China Telecom & In China, the leading mobile operators are using Mobile IoT technologies to connect millions of devices, appliances and machines. This case study illustrates how China Mobile, Ch...

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Mobile IoT Case Study: How Asia Pacific Intelligently Connects to IoT This report shows how LTE-M and NB-IoT are being deployed in the Asia Pacific region. Drawing on interviews with mobile operators and their partners, the report describes six ver...

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Mobile IoT Journey Through MWC Barcelona 2019 This self-guided Mobile IoT Journey through MWC19 Barcelona gives attendees the opportunity to explore innovative demonstrations and to see key information at a glance. Discover ...

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Huawei: NB-IoT Ecosystem Partner list This document provides a list of Huawei’s NB-IoT partners, detailing the solutions offered by each organisation. The brochure also contains a list of regions and sectors ...

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Case Study: Ground-to-Air LTE Communication Services for Industrial Drone A With the increasing use of drones for industrial applications, China Unicom has launched an innovative business service project to enable unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to fly a...

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Connected China at MWC19 Shanghai Leading the World in Mobile IoT (请单击此处查看中文版本) 26-27 June: 09:00 – 17:00 | 28 June: 09:00 – 16:00 Hall E7, 4YFN, Shanghai New International Expo Centre (...

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The Internet of the Skies: Establishing Public Trust in the Future of Cellu The GSMA is supporting the Global Unmanned Traffic Management Association (GUTMA) on Connected Skies, a major conference on drones and UTM, which will bring together the aviation...

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GSMA IoT at Mobile 360 Series – Security for 5G May 28, 2019 5G will support a huge number of connected devices, enable lower latencies, increased bandwidth and bring about the development of new innovative digital services. 5G promises to...

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IoT at GSMA Innovation City – MWC19 Shanghai | MWC19 上 June 26, 2019 Join the GSMA and partners, including: ASTRI, China Mobile, China Mobile Hong Kong, China Telecom, China Unicom and Singtel, at the very forefront of mobile innovation showcasing...

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GSMA Future IoT Convention June 26, 2019 Join the Future IoT Convention at MWC Shanghai 2019 which will bring together leading representatives from governments, mobile operators and enterprises, to demonstrate and discu...

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