LTE-M Roaming Goes Live in North America and Europe

LTE-M Roaming Goes Live in North America and Europe Image Credit: KPN

AT&T, KPN, Orange and Swisscom have activated LTE-M roaming across their respective IoT networks. This enables IoT Low Power devices to efficiently operate on multiple networks across North America and Europe.

LTE-M enables a host of IoT applications with lower costs, compact modules, longer battery life and the ability to penetrate hard-to-reach locations. The network operates within licensed spectrum with carrier-grade security and is perfectly adapted to moving objects.

This global collaboration is an important step in the maturity of LTE-M as a leading IoT technology. LTE-M network deployments have grown in North America, Europe and globally during the last several years.

AT&T deployed its LTE-M network across the U.S. and Mexico. KPN launched LTE-M across the Netherlands. Orange’s LTE-M network is available in France and Romania with Belgium, Slovakia, Spain and Poland coming this year. Swisscom has already deployed LTE-M across Switzerland.

The carriers expect to add additional supporting operators to this roaming arrangement to expand their cross-border capabilities in the coming months. According to the GSMA, LTE-M networks will fully cover Europe by end 2020.

Carolien Nijhuis, Director, KPN
Roaming with LTE-M has been one of the most requested features by our customers in the market. We are very happy we're now able to fulfill their needs and unlock their international IoT-potential.

Didier Lelievre, Director Mobile Wholesale & Interconnection, Orange
We’re proud to be among the first operators to deliver such a roaming capability to our IoT customers and more widely to our partners across this market.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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