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NB-IoT and LTE-M are set to dominate the Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) space

  • Low power wide area
  • LPWA
  • 3GPP
  • NB-IoT
  • LTE-M
  • Hyperconnectivity
  • Internet of Things
  • IoT
  • private network
  • public network
  • roaming
  • Jim Morrish

NB-IoT and LTE-M are the 3GPP contributions to the Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) ecosystem. In this report we examine the current status of network deployment, and discuss emerging risks and challenges. NB-IoT and LTE-M are unlike any cellular technology that has gone before. They are optimised for the needs of connected machines (not people) and will become a lynchpin of the IoT marketplace. However, the novelty of these technologies exposes weaknesses in established mobile operator strategies and practices.

  • AT&T
  • China Mobile
  • China Telecom
  • China Unicom
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • Ericsson
  • GSMA
  • Huawei
  • KDDI
  • Orange
  • Telefonica
  • Telstra
  • Turkcell
  • Verizon Communications
  • Vodafone
  • Internet of Things
  • Hyperconnectivity