NB-IoT and LTE-M in the context of 5G – industry white paper
Cecilia Atterwall, Head of Marketing & Communications, Business Area Networks, Ericsson introducing GSMA White Paper about NB-IoT and LTE-M in the context of 5G.
- The NB-IoT and LTE-M are 3GPP standardized low power, wide area (LPWA) technologies, designed for IoT applications and devices requiring low cast, long battery life, ubiquitous coverage and high system capacity.
- 3GPP has agreed that the NB-IoT and LTE-M technologies will continue evolving as part of the 5G specifications, meaning that mobile operators can leverage LPWA investments already today and continue as part of the 5G evolution.
- NB-IoT and LTE-M will coexist in the same networks as other 5G NR components, like enhanced mobile broadband and critical communications. The long-term status of these technologies is confirmed.