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Global LTE-M connectivity with a single IoT SIM

Connect your devices with EMnify the largest global LTE-M coverage for cost, range and power benefits.

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LTE-M: What's in it for your IoT solution?

LTE-M is the new 3GPP standard of Low Power Wide Area Networks optimized for medium to low-bandwidth IoT device communication. Amid global 2G and 3G sunsetting, LTE-M introduces a future-proof alternative for growing mobile and stationary IoT applications across verticals.

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Extended range

15 dB higher sensitivity than LTE, providing better indoor and underground penetration and improved coverage in rural areas.
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Low power consumption

Power Saving Mode (PSM) and Extended Discontinuous Reception (eDRX) features enabling a longer battery life.
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Reduced device costs

30% cost of LTE modules thanks to lower bandwidth use and less complex radio signal processing.
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Low latency

Highest data rate of any LPWAN technology to enable mission-critical applications and flexible upgrade of device use cases.
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Excellent mobility

Seamless cell handover supporting mobile devices at up to 300 km/h velocity.
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Small form factor

Smaller-sized modems that fit in compact, modular IoT sensor devices.

Top considerations for global deployment

LTE-M frequency bands

LTE-M frequency bands

In total, there are 26 frequency bands allowed for LTE-M operations. In practice, only a subset of these bands is widely used by network operators.

From an IoT vendor perspective, connected devices with integrated cellular modules need to be tested and certified for all used frequency bands, according to the national or regional regulation. 

By knowing commonly deployed frequency bands at your device location, you can simplify antenna design while reducing certification costs.

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Feature availability

While PSM and eDRX are two critical low-power features in LTE-M, they are not yet fully supported by network operators in roaming scenarios. 

To ensure customers have the best knowledge of service quality for an informed connectivity decision, EMnify frequently tests the availability of these features and updates the coverage information respectively.

Build and deploy LTE-M devices with EMnify

As of today, EMnify provides multi-network LTE-M connectivity in 47 countries across five continents with a global IoT SIM. We offer three service levels (expected, validated, and guaranteed coverage*) depending on your deployment location and advise you on network coverage, quality, and availability in line with your IoT project. 

Discover the largest LTE-M footprint for cellular IoT

Last updated: December 13, 2021

Africa

Country Network LTE-M Coverage Frequency Bands PSM Status eDRX Status
Algeria ATM Mobilis expected 8, 3, 1    
Mauritius Mahanagar (MTML) expected 3    
Tunisia Tunisie Telecom guaranteed      
Uganda MTN expected 7    

Asia

Country Network LTE-M Coverage Frequency Bands PSM Status eDRX Status
Iran MCI expected 1, 3    
Israel & Palestine Pelephone expected      
Japan SoftBank validated 1, 8 validated validated
NTT Docomo guaranteed 1, 19 guaranteed guaranteed
Oman Omantel expected      
Singapore Singtel validated 3    
South Korea SK Telecom expected 3, 5    
Sri Lanka Mobitel expected      
Taiwan Chunghwa guaranteed 3 guaranteed guaranteed
United Arab Emirates Etisalat expected 20, 3, 1    
Vietnam Vietnamobile expected      

Europe

Country Network LTE-M Coverage Frequency Bands PSM Status eDRX Status
Austria T-Mobile validated 3, 20 validated validated
Belgium Base expected 20    
Orange guaranteed 20 guaranteed  
Proximus validated 3, 20, 38    
Bulgaria A1 expected 8    
Denmark Telenor validated 20 validated validated
Telia validated 20 validated validated
Finland DNA validated 3, 8, 20 validated validated
Elisa validated 20 validated validated
Telia validated 20, 8, 3 validated validated
France Orange validated 20 validated validated
Germany Telefonica O2 validated 20 validated validated
Telekom validated 3, 20 validated validated
Vodafone guaranteed   guaranteed  
Hungary T-Mobile validated 19 validated validated
Iceland SIMINN guaranteed 28,3 guaranteed guaranteed
Latvia LMT guaranteed 20 guaranteed  
Lithuania Tele2 expected      
Monaco Monaco Telecom expected      
Netherlands KPN guaranteed 20 guaranteed guaranteed
Vodafone (Ziggo) guaranteed 20 guaranteed guaranteed
Norway Telenor validated 20, 8 validated validated
Telia validated   validated validated
Slovenia A1 guaranteed   guaranteed guaranteed
Spain Movistar validated 7, 3 validated validated
Orange validated 3, 20 validated validated
Sweden Tele2 validated   validated validated
Telenor validated 20 validated validated
Telia validated   validated validated
Switzerland Swisscom guaranteed 20, 3, 1, 7 guaranteed guaranteed
Sunrise  validated      
Turkey Turkcell expected 3, 20    
United Kingdom O2 validated 20    

North America

Country Network LTE-M Coverage Frequency Bands PSM Status eDRX Status
Canada Bell guaranteed 12, 4 guaranteed  
Rogers Wireless validated 4, 5, 12 validated validated
TELUS validated 12 validated validated
Videotron validated   validated validated
Mexico Movistar validated 2, 4 validated validated
Radiomovil Dipsa (Telcel) validated 1, 4, 7 validated validated
United States AT&T validated 12, 17, 20 validated validated
T-Mobile guaranteed 2, 4, 12 guaranteed guaranteed

Central and South America

Country Network LTE-M Coverage Frequency Bands PSM Status eDRX Status
Argentina Claro validated 28 validated validated
Brazil Vivo expected 3, 28    
Claro validated 3, 28 validated validated
Costa Rica Claro expected 3    
El Salvador Claro expected      
Guatemala Claro expected 2    
Honduras Claro expected 4    
Nicaragua Claro expected 4    
Movistar expected 9    
Peru Movistar expected 4    

Oceania

Country Network LTE-M Coverage Frequency Bands PSM Status eDRX Status
Australia Telstra validated 28    
New Zealand Spark guaranteed 3, 28 guaranteed  
Vodafone validated 3, 28 validated validated

* Service Level / Coverage Status Definition

  • Expected: LTE-M roaming is theoretically possible based on standard 4G implementations of EMnify's network partners.
  • Validated: LTE-M availability is frequently tested and confirmed for this network.
  • Guaranteed: LTE-M service is guaranteed with dedicated roaming agreements.

** All coverage data is provided for informational purposes only and are subjected to change. Actual service coverage, quality, and availability may vary based on factors such as network partners' technology roll-out, SIM version weather, interference, topography, and device model.

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160,000+

managed LTE-M devices on the EMnify platform

Top LTE-M modules used on our networks

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Quectel BG96 & BG95

 

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Telit ME910C1

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Meig SLM151-T

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SIMCOM SIM7000E