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.

All content is carefully reviewed by an editorial board.  If you would like your content to be considered for publication, please email miotinnovators@gsma.com

LTE-M Resources

LTE-M Deployment Guide

GSMA, Guidelines

This document contains non-binding guidelines designed to help MNOs deploying LTE-M networks and devices globally to ensure interoperability and smooth roaming. It identifies a minimum set of key features, details key configurations and considerations for deployments in 2018.  Find out more
 
 

New Research Reveals LTE-M/CAT-M1 is Ideal for Deep Coverage IoT Applications

Sierra Wireless, Blog

How much coverage can LTE-M or CAT-M1 provide? It’s a difficult and technical question. This blog summarises the technical aspects of an in-depth whitepaper to explain how much coverage LTE-M can provide.  Find out more
 
 
 

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

NB-IoT Deployment Guide

GSMA, Guidelines

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 features, details key configurations and considerations for deployments in 2018. Find out more

 

Narrowband-IoT: pushing the boundaries of IoT

Vodafone, Whitepaper

This paper gives technical decision-makers an overview of NB-IoT, the communications technology that will underpin industrial-grade Internet of Things deployments. Find out more

 

The Game Changer for The Internet of Things

Deutsche Telekom, Whitepaper

Discover NB-IoT and its core benefits, including low energy consumption, low data volume, scalability, and deep indoor penetration, as well as typical use cases, such as smart parking, smart metering, smart lighting, smart waste management, and more. Find out more

 

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

Mobile-Enabled Unmanned Aircraft Mobile networks are uniquely placed to support the safe usage of unmanned aircraft (UA), which are becoming increasingly popular with consumers and business users. Today UA are g...

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LTE-M Logo “LTE-M” stands for Long Term Evolution for Machines. It is a low power wide area radio technology standard published by 3GPP in Release 13 that addresses the requirements of ...

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The IoT Guide to MWC18 With 25 billion connected devices by 2025, the Internet of Things (IoT) will be essential in protecting the environment, building smarter and sustainable cities, and improving qu...

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AirQ Internet of Things Case Study Air Quality and the monitoring of pollutants that can cause health issues is becoming more important to our daily lives with governments and regulators keen to both monitor and m...

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Shenzhen – Internet of Things Case Study Supply of water and gas to consumers in Shenzhen has historically been a challenge. However, significant investment in improving the delivery of both of these utility services ac...

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USpace Smart Parking Internet of Things Case Study Parking in Taipei is at a premium, with strict parking controls that are enforced by the city with heavy fines for illegal parking. In this environment, it is common for resident...

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Mobile IoT Innovators Community Marches towards Milestone of 1,000 Members As the Internet of Things grows, and Mobile IoT continues to establish itself as an increasingly popular mode of cellular connectivity, it is essential that the ecosystem continu...

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Telefónica’s Cyber Security Division Includes new Measures from Industry ElevenPaths, Telefónica’s cyber security unit, has recently made important updates to SandaS GRC, a product enabling their customers to reduce operational risks and ensure reg...

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IoT to Take Centre Stage at Mobile World Congress in Pivotal Year for the I Andrew Parker, IoT Marketing Director, GSMA The Internet of Things (IoT) is increasingly being delivered through mobile networks, via licensed low power, wide area (LPWA) connect...

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Scaling the IoT Becomes the Next Frontier for the Mobile Industry in 2018 Svetlana Grant, IoT Programme Director, GSMA 2017 was the year IoT really started to materialise.  The last 12 months built on the foundational work of the previous year, and sa...

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The Mobile IoT Labs Pioneering Next Generation LPWA solutions Last month, Huawei released its NB-IoT Commercial Premier Use Case Library, detailing some of the uses to which Mobile IoT has been put to date.  The global picture is increasin...

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Smart Concrete Paves the way to Safer and Cheaper Infrastructure Built environments across the world are comprised largely of concrete. We tend not to give it much thought, but more than 80% of all infrastructure globally is made at least part...

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6th Mobile IoT Summit February 25, 2018 Mobile IoT, also known as Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) in licensed spectrum, presents a huge opportunity for the mobile and IoT industries. GSMA Intelligence estimates t...

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IoT at MWC18 February 25, 2018 The Internet of Things will be central to Mobile World Congress 2018. You can discover the range of our activities below. For a comprehensive list of IoT activities at ...

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Generating Value through IoT and Big Data February 27, 2018 GSMA Seminar Theatre 1, CC1.5 – download directions Mobile operators are becoming increasingly successful in establishing services to commercialise their anonymis...

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IoT Security, Drones – Creating a Connected and Secure Fut February 28, 2018 GSMA Seminar Theatre 1, CC1.5 – download directions Session 1: Securing a Better Future With 25 billion connected devices by 2025, the risk of cybersecurity breac...

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Mobile IoT Innovators Developer Workshop February 28, 2018 GSMA Seminar Theatre 1, CC1.3 – download directions Join Telefónica’s technical industry experts who are at the forefront of Mobile IoT development to get hand...

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Mobile IoT Innovators Networking Reception February 28, 2018 GSMA Seminar Theatre 1, CC1 Networking Area – download directions Join the Mobile IoT Innovators Networking Reception for a relaxed afternoon and enjoy free drink...

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