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IoT Deployments

Two standards for the Cellular Internet of Things (IoT) were introduced in 3GPP Release 13: LTE Category M1 (‘LTE Cat-M1’ also called ‘LTE-M’) and Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT).  Both standard architectures are designed to reduce cost, improve range, and extend battery life of IoT devices. The following table describes the current number of IoT network deployments by world region.

For more information about LTE-M and NB-IoT.

Region NB-IoT LTE-M

Africa

2
0

Asia

19
7

Europe

43
15

Latin America

2
3

Middle East

8
1

Oceania

3
3

US & Canada

3
5

80

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Data provided by TeleGeography & 5G Americas as of 10/17/2022

 

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