emnify is First to Announce 5G Roaming for IoT/M2M Access


  • Berlin-headquartered emnify now offers 5G access to enterprise customers
  • Taiwan FarEasTone (FET) is first 5G roaming network available to emnify customers
  • emnify’s mobile core can handle 5G, LTE-M and NB-IoT

Leading cloud-native IoT connectivity provider emnify announces 5G access to enterprise customers based on its own direct roaming integration. emnify customers with 5G modems can now roam on Taiwan FarEasTone (FET)As the first cloud based, independent IoT/M2M connectivity service provider to announce 5G roaming implementation, emnify delivers on its vision to enable groundbreaking IoT solutions worldwide, by accelerating universal access to global IoT connectivity. 

The emnify roaming team approached all emnify roaming partners known to have already deployed 5G, and Taiwan FET was first to respond to emnify for 5G implementation. emnify’s roaming agreement with Taiwan FET was technically integrated to support data for 2G/3G, 4G and NB-IoT. Today’s announcement sees emnify now also support 5G devices, enabling emnify customers with 5G modems to roam on Tawain FET.  

GSMA reports 67 mobile networks globally who have deployed 5G. There are two different types of 5G deployments: non-standalone (NSA) and standalone (SA). Today all 5G deployments are NSA, meaning they are based on 4G infra reg. signaling. SA deployments meanwhile are based on dedicated signaling and protocols.  

Alexander Schebler, VP Carrier Relations & Roaming and Co-Founder of emnifycommentedWe are excited that Taiwan FET was first to respond to emnify 5G implementation. With LTE (4G) becoming a commodity, LPWAN access technologies LTE-M and NB-IoT becoming increasingly important and supported, emnify’s sights are and will continue to be on 5G roaming access. We look forward to further operators implementing 5G in the coming months. 

The first provider to deliver a cloud-native, virtualized mobile core network that is globally distributed, highly scalable, and operator-independent, emnify empowers businesses worldwide to get the best out of their IoT devices and overcome industry barriers. It does this by enabling IoT devices and applications to be connected through cellular networks and allowing developers to easily manage and integrate the cellular connectivity into their IoT solutions through emnify’s API.  

emnify has a worldwide customer base exceeding 1,000 enterprises and enables some of the world’s fastest growing IoT Communication Service Providers such as 1nce, BICS and Telecom Liechtenstein. 


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About emnify

emnify is the leading cloud building block for cellular communications in the IoT stack, connecting millions of IoT devices globally – from electric vehicles to energy meters, alarm systems to GPS trackers, thermometers to health wearables. The emnify API and SIM technology connect and secure any kind of IoT deployment to its application back-end. emnify’s cloud-native integrations and no-code workflows ensure seamless lifecycle scalability for deployments of all sizes – from local start-up to global enterprise. The award-winning emnify IoT SuperNetwork is the largest globally distributed mobile cloud core network of its kind, supporting local network access (2G – 5G, LTE-M, NB-IoT and soon satellite) in over 180 countries from more than 25 cloud regions – and counting. emnify’s solution is built on partnerships with the leading hyperscale cloud service providers, system integrators, and hundreds of radio network operators worldwide.

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