The GSM Association (GSMA) has released a new report detailing how mobile IoT technologies will be an integral part of 5G.
Mobile IoT technologies are Low-Power, Wide Area (LPWA) and include NB-IoT and LTE-M.
These technologies are fundamental to the development of ‘massive IoT’ which the GSMA sees as one of 5G’s three core use cases — alongside critical communications, and enhanced broadband.
Alex Sinclair, CTO at GSMA, comments:
“While people often associate 5G with super-fast mobile broadband speeds, it will also serve a variety of use cases often with diametrically opposed requirements such as low data rates and long battery life as with the case of Mobile IoT.
Licensed NB-IoT and LTE-M networks are already delivering trusted connectivity today to millions of devices around the world, and these networks will continue to be a fundamental component of our 5G future ushering in an era of massive IoT.”