Massive IoT Radio Access Network

Massive IoT delivers Cat-M and NB-IoT, supporting long range and battery optimization solutions.         


Cat-M, EC-GSM and NB-IoT are the 3GPP IoT solutions for operation in licensed spectrum first included in 3GPP release 13. The 3GPP IoT solutions are all capable of supporting the first wave of IoT use cases requiring 15-20 dB extended coverage as compared to today’s baselines for GSM and LTE, as well as 10+ years battery lifetimes and a low device cost.

The technology choice depends on the operator network evolution plans and current coverage, as well as a selection of primary use cases. Cat-M is complementary to the other technologies by offering additional capabilities.

In all three cases, the Ericsson offering enables extensive reuse of site assets such as radio and modern baseband units, as well as pooling of computational resources. The solution is designed to support efficient coexistence of MBB and IoT traffic.

The Ericsson Massive IoT RAN solution in combination with the IoT core network portfolio enables separation of resources for MBB and IoT as well as the flexibility and scalability needed for the predicted growth of IoT. 

Flexibility for growth

Combine Massive IoT RAN and IoT Core to separate resources and enable growth

3 in 1

Cat-M, Narrowband IoT and Extended Coverage GSM, supporting all use-cases, in one solution

Reuse sites

Reuse site assets, and benefit from pooling of computational resources