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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