Mobile IoT Resources

Mobile IoT technologies are quickly taking over the world. Commercial deployments are happening across the globe, the ecosystem is growing at an unprecedented pace, numerous companies are producing commercially available modules and development kits, and a great number of Open IoT Labs have opened all over the world.

To help nurture innovation and further accelerate the growth of the market, the GSMA Internet of Things programme is curating a list of insightful resources from across the industry. These resources are meant to create value for the wider ecosystem and provide insight into the technologies, use cases, market developments, and more.

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LTE-M Resources

Unlocking the Potential of Connected, Reusable Pallets

AT&T and RM2, Case Study

Every day, billions of goods move through complex supply chains to destinations around the world. In a modern supply chain with automated warehouses, digital-enabled logistics, and higher standards for food, employee, and consumer safety, the wooden pallet has not evolved to keep pace.  Find out more


Test Results: LTE-M Live in US

LinkLabs, Blog

LinkLabs has been working in partnership with Verizon and Sequans to bring LTE-M Cat1 systems online, and are now doing daily drive testing to ensure flawless network and chip performance.  Find out more


Coverage Analysis of LTE-M Cat1

Sierra Wireless, Ericsson, Altair, et al., Whitepaper

To understand how much coverage LTE-M can provide, a group of supporting companies conducted a thorough link layer simulation analysis to evaluate the actual coverage performance of 3GPP’s LPWA LTE-M technology. Find out more

NB-IoT Resources

End-to-End Development Guide

Huawei, Article

Discover Huawei’s End-to-End Development Guide for NB-IoT solutions, covering modules, PCB Layout, Terminal-Side Integrated Development, Application Server-Side Development, etc. Find out more


What is Narrowband IoT?

u-blox, Webpage

NB‑IoT is a low power wide area technology that works virtually anywhere. It connects devices more simply and efficiently on already established mobile networks, and handles small amounts of fairly infrequent 2‑way data, securely and reliably. Find out more


Resources about both Technologies

IoT Starter Kit Tutorial

AT&T, Tutorial

Explore AT&T’s tutorials for their IoT Starter Kit that comes with hardware, services, data, and integrations, and allows companies to design and launch IoT prototypes.  Find out more


LPWA Technology Security Comparison

Franklin Heath, Whitepaper

This report by Franklin Heath, information security analysts, outlines the security features for five different LPWA network technologies for several typical IoT use cases such as Smart Meters, Smart Agriculture and Smart Street Lighting. Find out more


IoT Security Guidelines

GSMA, Guidelines

The GSMA IoT Security Guidelines promote best practice for the secure end-to-end design, development and deployment of IoT devices and services on any mobile network. Find out more 


IoT Device Connection Efficiency Guidelines

GSMA, Guidelines

In IoT scenarios it’s crucial that recovery mechanisms are built into IoT devices in case of IoT Service failures. With this document, learn about the specific requirements for the efficient use of mobile network connectivity. Find out more

LTE-M Deployment Guide LTE-M (LTE-MTC low power wide area (LPWA)) is a new cellular radio access technology specified by 3GPP in Release 13 to address the fast-expanding market for low power wide area ...

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Video: Smart London – Air Quality Monitoring with IoT Big Data Poor air quality in London and many other cities is causing an acknowledged public health problem. Air pollution is now the world’s fourth-leading fatal health risk, causing on...

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GSMA Regulatory Position on Drones This consultation response explains the benefits of cellular connectivity in more detail before identifying potential barriers to cellular connectivity that regulators should be ...

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NB-IoT Deployment Guide This GSMA document is the first edition of the NB-IoT Deployment Guide for mobile network operators and application service providers. It identifies a minimum set of key NB-IoT ...

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Video: The 4th GSMA Global Mobile IoT Summit Held shortly after the launch of Mobile IoT networks in China, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and the USA, the 4th GSMA Global Mobile IoT Summit featured some of the industry...

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The GSMA Webinar Series 2017-2018 Mobile IoT (licensed spectrum low power wide area) networks are a high-growth area of the IoT and will play an important role in connecting up billions of new devices. Over 40 su...

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Four Years From Now: a Glimpse into the Near Future of Mobile IoT 2017 was the year Mobile IoT became a commercial reality.  Connectivity to the Internet of Things through LPWA in licensed spectrum – the most secure and reliable means to do ...

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Simplicity the key to Growth in Mobile IoT say Operators Mobile IoT is now a commercial reality. 38 operators globally offer solutions through LPWA in licensed spectrum; there are now 15 commercially-launched networks, and 26 Mobile Io...

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AT&T Hackathon Yields Solutions in IoT from Infrastructure to Bicycles Among the most stimulating events in the lead-up to the Mobile World Congress was the Developer Hackathon. In partnership with AT&T, a special weekend session dedicated to th...

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GSMA Highlights US$1.8 Trillion IoT Revenue Opportunity for Mobile Network Opera London: The GSMA today announced that mobile network operators are set to benefit from an estimated US$1.8 trillion Internet of Things (IoT) revenue opportunity by 2026 boosted ...

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The Connected Bicycle Solution That’s Making our Cities Smarter Among the more rapid developments in IoT since the 2016 Mobile World Congress has been the progress made by Ulster-based tech start-up See.Sense. Since making their first demonst...

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GSMA Mobile IoT Innovators Showcase at 4YFN – MWC Americas 09:00-17:00, 12 – 14 September, Moscone Center, South Hall, 2300A The Development Cycle of Mobile IoT From stand-alone modules and development kits to companies at various st...

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Webinar: Mobile IoT (LPWA) for Utilities September 27, 2017 Mobile IoT technologies, also known as low power wide area (LPWA), serve a diverse range of vertical industries and applications that use low data rates, require long b...

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Smart Cities Week October 03, 2017 Strengthening City Service Delivery with Mobile Networks The GSMA’s Smart Cities Lead Neill Young will be speaking the Smart Cities Week on 4th October. In this p...

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GSMA IoT in European Utility Week October 03, 2017 Sponsored by Huawei, GSMA is thrilled to join and exhibit in European Utility Week in Amsterdam on 3-5 October 2017, to showcase Mobile IoT solutions to more than 12,00...

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Webinar: Mobile IoT (LPWA) for Smart Cities October 25, 2017 REGISTER NOW Mobile IoT, also known as Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) in licensed spectrum, is ideal for smart cities solutions. Benefited from its low power consumption, l...

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International Advanced Mobility Forum 2017 November 30, 2017 The connected vehicle market is one of the highest growth areas of the Internet of Things, with a potential application revenue of $USD 253 billion by 2025 (Machina Res...

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