KPN, NTT DOCOMO, Orange, Telefonica, Telstra, TELUS and Verizon Back Deployment
of LTE-M for Internet of Things
expected to bring the very latest technology to IoT devices and applications
across the globe
Mexico), KPN (Netherlands), KDDI (Japan), NTT DOCOMO (Japan), Orange (29
countries in Europe, Middle East and Africa), Telefonica (Europe), Telstra
(Australia), TELUS (Canada) and Verizon (US) confirmed support for the global
deployment of LTE-M at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
These operators are working to ensure that LTE-M
supports roaming and standards-based local service delivery so that both
enterprise and customer-oriented IoT objects, such as trackers or wearables,
can be designed for worldwide markets.
The supporting operators are engaging in several
activities including pilots, IoT Open Labs and launches of starter kits to
support and accelerate the ecosystem of modules and objects.