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

Evaluation of LTE-M towards 5G IoT Requirements

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

This paper evaluates the message latency, battery life, and capacity performance for LTE-M category M-1 devices. Learn how LTE-M performs against the initial Cellular IoT (CIoT), and 3GPP 5G IoT or massive Machine-Type Communications (mMTC) requirements.  Find out more
 
 

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

LTE-M and NB-IoT: What to Know Before You Start Development

Sierra Wireless, Blog

To take advantage of everything that LPWA networks have to offer, you need to select the best technology to connect your application and then find the best module to ensure quick time-to-market and a future-proof deployment.  Find out more

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

NB-IoT Deployment Guide – Release 2 Narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT) is a new cellular radio access technology specified by 3GPP in Release 13 to address the fast-expanding market for low power wide area connectivity. To ac...

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LTE-M Deployment Guide – Release 2 Long Term Evolution for Machines (LTE-M), also known as licensed low power wide area (LPWA), is a new cellular radio access technology specified by 3GPP in Release 13 to address ...

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On-Demand Video & Presentations: 6th Mobile IoT Summit The 6th Mobile IoT Summit focused on the rapid growth and momentum behind both NB-IoT and LTE-M technologies. Since the beginning of 2017, 43 worldwide Mobile IoT networks have b...

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The GSMA On-Demand 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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On Demand Webinar: Customer Experiences of Live Mobile IoT (LPWA) Networks Mobile Operators around the world have been deploying Mobile IoT rapidly across their networks, with 38 deployments to date. This growth will accelerate in 2018 enabling more bus...

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Mobile IoT Case Study – Greater China Mobile Operators around the world have been rapidly deploying Mobile IoT (LTE-M & NB-IoT) across their networks, with over 40 deployments to date. Mobile IoT is low power wid...

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Mobile IoT in the 5G Future – NB-IoT and LTE-M in the Context of 5G In the near future with 5G, mobile operators will continue to provide secure connectivity and high value services, enabling a complete range of IoT solutions for consumers and bu...

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NB-IoT Deployment Guide – Release 2 Narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT) is a new cellular radio access technology specified by 3GPP in Release 13 to address the fast-expanding market for low power wide area connectivity. To ac...

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LTE-M Deployment Guide – Release 2 Long Term Evolution for Machines (LTE-M), also known as licensed low power wide area (LPWA), is a new cellular radio access technology specified by 3GPP in Release 13 to address ...

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Smart agriculture proves a natural use of NB-IoT Agriculture is core to Norwegian culture, but the sector faces increasingly serious challenges. Of the 46,620 farms in Norway, by the end of the last decade only 125,270 agricult...

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Asia-Pacific’s Ongoing Proliferation of Mobile IoT Deployments Cements it Mobile IoT’s growth across Asia-Pacific continues apace, in line with predictions made by PwC and the GSMA that, by 2020, the continent will become the world’s most connected...

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GSMA Experts to Speak on Mobile IoT Market and Security Assurance at Smart People are becoming increasingly aware of the Internet of Things.  Over the last year it has gone from being a theoretical prospect to many, with little everyday recognition, to...

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