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

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

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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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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Webinar Highlights: Deploying Mobile IoT – Ask the Experts 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 billions of new devices. Low power wid...

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The IoT Opportunity: Mobilising the Internet of Things Representing the mobile industry, the GSMA’s Internet of Things programme is working to accelerate the deployment of new connected solutions. In this short video, discover mor...

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LPWA: Enabling Extreme Wildlife Tracking To protect threatened species, conservationists need to fully understand their behaviour and which habitats are key to their survival. To that end, Vodafone is working with the ...

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The importance of Embedded SIM certification to scale the Internet of Things As a provider of connected devices why should you care about test and certification of Embedded SIM? Because it enables your devices to reach market faster since they do not need...

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New LPWA Reports Highlight the Advantages of Licensed Spectrum Solutions Mobile IoT, the family of technologies use that LPWA networks in licensed spectrum, has been given another boost after market researcher IDTechEx published research that conclude...

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Rapid Growth of Mobile IoT Innovators Underscores Power of LPWA in Licensed Spec Having reached over 540 members since 3GPP’s standardisation of Mobile IoT technologies in June 2016, the rapidly expanding community of Mobile IoT Innovators is becoming one o...

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Operators Deliver the New Commercial Era of Mobile IoT Presentations from the event can be found below Shanghai: Industry experts gathered on Tuesday to discuss progress in Mobile IoT’s implementation: how operators and the wider ...

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GSMA Mobile IoT Initiative Takes off with Multiple Commerical Network Launches A AT&T, China Mobile, China Unicom, China Telecom, Deutsche Telekom, Verizon and Vodafone Launch Mobile IoT (LPWA) Networks Shanghai: The GSMA today announced that its Mobile I...

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The New IoT Technology Integral to China’s Smart City Vision Svetlana Grant, Project Director IoT Networks, Internet of Things Programme, GSMA China’s cities are about to undergo a fundamental transformation. Within the next year, the c...

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LPWA: Logistics Goes Granular (Use Case) Companies can gather very detailed information about remote assets using a Mobile IoT solution developed by Xirgo Technologies   To make supply chains as efficient as possib...

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Mobile World Congress Americas September 11, 2017 The Internet of Things Programme will be present at the inaugural Mobile World Congress Americas, hosting a series of seminars, speeches, live demonstrations and, of co...

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Mobile IoT Innovators Developer Workshop September 11, 2017 The Mobile IoT Innovators Developer Workshop provides a unique opportunity for developers interested in and working with LTE-M (Long Term Evolution for Machines), one o...

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5th GSMA Global Mobile IoT Summit September 11, 2017 Moving to Global Deployment The 5th GSMA Global Mobile IoT Summit will explore the ongoing commercialisation of licensed spectrum LPWA networks and their power to deliv...

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Mobile IoT Innovators Networking Reception September 11, 2017 Join the Mobile IoT Innovators Networking Reception for a relaxed evening and enjoy a drink over an informal chat with leading industry experts. Network with your peers...

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Smart Cities Live: London September 13, 2017 Smart Cities Live is about embracing challenges and innovative solutions in the smart and sustainable development of cities and municipalities. From smart city financin...

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GSMA Connected Vehicles Summit September 14, 2017 Theater 2022, West Hall The push towards driverless, smart and connected vehicles inevitably place the mobile industry at the heart of this innovation, and partnerships...

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