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

KT MEG: Korea’s Smart Energy System KT-MEG is an IoT demand response platform that uses micro grids, cloud-based analytics and variety of mobile networks and communication mediums to manage the supply and consumpti...

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On-Demand Webinar: Mobile IoT (LPWA) for Smart Cities 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, low device cost, long ba...

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Addressing Air Quality with IoT & Big Data A Value Generation Guide for Mobile Operators Air quality within cities represents a global challenge for governments, regulators, city administrators and citizens. Much of the h...

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On-Demand Webinar: Mobile IoT (LPWA) for Utilities 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 battery liv...

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Smarter and Safer Driving: The Rollout of Cellular V2X Services in Europe Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (Cellular V2X) describes a set of technologies that allow vehicles to communicate with each other and other smart transport solutions via existing ...

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Presentations from the 5th Global Mobile IoT Summit At the 5th GSMA Global Mobile IoT Summit, leading experts, including Ankur Bhan and Dr George Karam (Sequans), explored the ongoing commercialisation of licensed spectrum LPWA ne...

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Ecosystem Meets at Turning Point for Connected Vehicles Dr Shane Rooney, IoT Executive Director, GSMA As we look ahead to 2026, connected vehicles constitute one of the greatest areas of promise for the industry.  Analyst house Machi...

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Mobile IoT to Help Utilities Meet Phenomenal Demand for Smart Capabilities Of all the industries set to deploy IoT technology in the years ahead, those in the utilities sector have among the most to gain.  That was a key take-away from discussions at t...

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GSMA Mobile IoT Initiative Helping Operators Target European Connected Energy Ma The GSMA today announced that mobile operators deploying new Mobile IoT networks will be able to benefit from the European connected energy market estimated to be worth USD$26 bi...

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Intelligent Parking to Help Pay for Smart City Development Neill Young, Vertical Innovation Lead, GSMA Smart cities are one of the key beneficiaries of IoT technology, and a key component in making them economical will be intelligent par...

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Mobile and Auto Industries in Harmony over IoT Technology Dr Shane Rooney, IoT Executive Director, GSMA Connected vehicles are poised to become perhaps the single most noticeable feature of IoT in daily life. Bringing cars online will m...

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Interview: Setting the Pace for the Industry Craig Miller explains how Sequans plans to lead the development of Mobile Internet of Things chipsets   Craig Miller, VP of Marketing, Sequans In the fourth quarter of 2016,...

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Masterclass: Smarter Cities Powered by Mobile November 29, 2017 This webinar offers an expert view into how cities can become more efficient by partnering with mobile network operators. Some of the key questions which will be explor...

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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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LPWA Americas 2017 December 05, 2017 REGISTER HERE Mobile IoT refers to low power wide area (LPWA) 3GPP standardised secure operator managed IoT networks in licensed spectrum. In particular, LPWA networks ...

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Webinar: Mobile IoT (LPWA) – Moving to Global Deployment December 06, 2017 Mobile IoT, also known as Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) in licensed spectrum, represents a rapidly growing market opportunity. Machina Research estimate that by 2025, LPWA...

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GSMA Internet of Things at 5G for Automotive December 12, 2017 New Methods of Security in the Automotive Network Wednesday, 13 December – 13:50 Join Dr. Shane Rooney as he elaborates on new methods of security in the automoti...

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Webinar: The Invisible Threat – Mitigating Risks to Secure the IoT and Our December 14, 2017 Recent headline-grabbing cybersecurity attacks, such as the ‘Reaper’ Botnet and the ‘KRACK’ WiFi vulnerability, have shown that hackers pose a serious threat to...

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