Take cellular IoT to the next level

Explore our latest C-V2X engagement with Telstra to increase road safety in Australia.

As industries continue to push the boundaries of wireless technologies, new opportunities are opening for service providers within cellular IoT connectivity.

At Ericsson, we’ve set our vision for the evolution of cellular IoT. Our new offerings within cellular IoT will enable service providers to address a larger part of the IoT market – with more advanced use cases, across multiple industries. Broadband IoT and Industrial Automation IoT are launched as new segments, to complement the existing segments Massive IoT and Critical IoT. We’ve also enhanced our Massive IoT offering which, together with new Broadband IoT solutions, are designed to leverage new capabilities across 4G and 5G – connecting service providers with new growth opportunities in industry digitalization. 

Cellular IoT industry engagements

Shifting into high gear with 5G URLCC to speed up factory automation

Partnering with Audi has allowed us to push the boundaries of 5G technologies for automation applications in smart factories.

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Towards Zero: Creating safer roads with cellular-V2X in Australia

Leveraging the existing cellular network, C-V2X communications have the potential to transform our roads and make them safer for everyone.

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Key insights

Higher reliability and better protection of the electric power grid with connectivity and automation

The IndustryLab report, Bringing 5G to power - Opportunities and challenges with connected power distribution grids, discusses how cellular communication is an important enabler for building secure, automated and distributed smart grids.

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Cellular IoT in the 5G era

Almost every industry can be transformed with cellular IoT. Our new whitepaper shows a clear evolution plan for addressing all 5G-IoT use cases, from basic to the most complex, in a cost-efficient, smooth and future-proof way.

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Cellular networks for Massive IoT

Massive IoT covers a wide range of IoT use cases that will impact everyday life, and cellular networks are needed to connect them. Find out more about Cellular networks for Massive IoT in our newly updated whitepaper.

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How to tackle IoT with 5G in 2020

With 5G in the market, almost every industry is exploring the potential of cellular connectivity to fundamentally transform their businesses. Learn from real-life examples of IoT transformation and the five main trends that will change 2020.

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What is NB-IoT?

Find out how to optimize its business potential.

NB-IoT vs. Cat-M1

Get to know the difference between the two technologies.

IoT in the car

Want to have easy and fun connected family trips?

eHealth and IoT

Monitoring heartbeats and diabetes is just the beginning.

Lifesaving drones

Emergency! We need a drone with a defibrillator!


Spotlight on the Internet of Things

This special edition of the Ericsson Technology Review focuses on IoT opportunities and challenges as a fundamental cornerstone in digitalization of both industry and society. Read more about how 5G and IoT are intertwined and how 5G supports IoT in all forms, and more insights in this special Ericsson Technology Review.

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Transforming transportation with 5G

Connected car technology brings great value to manufacturers and drivers and addresses the growing cellular connectivity needs of this industry sector.

Read more about driving transformation in the automotive and road transport ecosystem with 5G in the latest edition of the Ericsson Technology Review.

5G-TSN integration for industrial automation

Industrial Automation IoT is the bridge between 5G networks and industrial systems. 5G-TSN integration meets networking requirements for more advanced industrial automation.

Read more about how TSN together with 5G URLLC capabilities enable Industry 4.0 in the latest edition of the Ericsson Technology Review.

Evolving cellular IoT for industry digitalization


Towards Zero: Creating safer roads with cellular-V2X in Australia

Leveraging the existing cellular network, C-V2X communications have the potential to transform our roads and make them safer for everyone – here’s how. 

Ericsson and Telstra complete ground-breaking long-range NB-IoT connection

Ericsson and Telstra have successfully deployed and tested Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) data connections up to 100km from a base-station in Telstra’s commercial network.

Cellular IoT enables smart Factories

Enabling factory automation by applying the latest cellular IoT technology improves efficiency and results.

Ericsson is leading in cellular IoT

Our customer and partner engagement cover worldwide. Explore examples of our cases here below for:

-      Massive IoT

-      Broadband IoT

-      Critical IoT

-      Industrial Automation IoT

Ericsson map of cellular IoT networks

Massive IoT

  • 50% of commercial networks (RAN)
  • 40% of commercial networks (Packet Core)
  • First Cat-M1 networks (AT&T, Verizon)
  • First NB-IoT extended cell range 100km (Telstra) (DISH)
  • First Massive IoT enabled Smart factory (China Mobile)
  • Ericsson automated smart factory operational in China (News, Case)
  • Ericsson ramps up digitalization and production at European factories (News)

Broadband IoT

  • Drone solutions (AT&T, Vodafone)
  • Canadian drone test uses LTE network to deliver defibrillators (News)
  • Smarter wireless manufacturing joint solution with PTC
  • Private LTE for Mining (Ambra)
  • Private virtualized networks for Industrial 4.0 (Telefonica)
  • Network slicing for train applications (Swisscom)
  • LTE network in Canadian mine (Ambra)
  • 5G car manufacturing in Germany (Vodafone, e.GO)

Critical IoT

Industrial Automation IoT


Cellular IoT Solution

A range of enhanced functionalities and new solutions for cellular IoT segments.

IoT Accelerator Platform

An IoT platform for rapid deployment, innovation and ecosystem collaboration

Unlock critical broadband networks for governments and industries

New business models are emerging for industries. From owning and operating their own networks, industries with critical communication needs are now procuring private networks and services that leverage service providers’ existing network assets and operations – without compromising required local control.

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