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EMnify Announces Global LTE-M Roaming for Low-Cost, Low-Power IoT Applications

 <p>Berlin-based EMnify now offers <strong>multi-network LTE-M access</strong> in 45 countries, allowing IoT businesses to deploy LPWAN-enabled devices in global markets.</p> <h2>Leading cloud communication platform provider for IoT, EMnify, today announces global roaming of LTE-M – a 3GPP standard for Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) built on 4G networks and forward compatible with 5G.</h2>  With this launch, EMnify is adding <strong>LTE-M support</strong> to its current 2G, 3G, and 4G network access, providing a future-proof connectivity option for cellular IoT in answer to worldwide GSM and UMTS phase-out.  LTE-M introduces unique advantages for global IoT deployments, including: <ul> <li><strong>Long battery life</strong> with Power Save Mode (PSM) and Extended Discontinuous Reception (eDRX) features.</li> <li><strong>Extended range</strong> for improved indoor and underground connections.</li> <li><strong>Low-cost modules</strong> that are only 30% of 4G module price.</li> </ul> Compared to NB-IoT – the other cellular LPWAN variance – LTE-M offers wider national and international roaming availability. The technology also comes with excellent mobility support and higher data rates to enable a wider range of connected use cases such as asset tracking and fleet management. Faster data speed further reduces power consumption in medium-bandwidth transmission like over-the-air firmware updates, as devices stay online for a much shorter time.  Alexander Schebler, VP Carrier Relations and Co-Founder at EMnify, explains:  <blockquote>"We recognize LTE-M is the go-to connectivity for a variety of IoT applications because it allows for innovative features not available with previous cellular generations while solving the challenge of 2G/3G sunsetting in regions like North America."</blockquote>   <em>"To deliver these benefits to customers, we are proactively working with our network partners to enable LTE-M roaming as soon as it is technically available in their networks."</em>  As of today, EMnify offers LTE-M access in 45 countries with varying support levels depending on the customer's deployment location, including: <ul> <li><strong>Expected coverage</strong> where LTE-M access is technically available by default based on standard 4G implementation of EMnify's network partners.</li> <li><strong>Validated coverage</strong> where LTE-M availability is frequently tested and confirmed by EMnify's internal tests.</li> <li><strong>Guaranteed coverage</strong> where LTE-M service is guaranteed via official roaming agreements with EMnify's network partners.</li> </ul> EMnify empowers IoT businesses with a single SIM card for global cellular and LPWAN connectivity in 180 countries, along with a pay-as-you-go subscription model that can start at small data volumes under 1 MB. In addition to the new LTE-M launch, the company is also working on NB-IoT and 5G roaming with first agreements already signed, to ensure customers have the best access to the latest radio technologies.

Berlin-based EMnify now offers multi-network LTE-M access in 45 countries, allowing IoT businesses to deploy LPWAN-enabled devices in global markets.

Leading cloud communication platform provider for IoT, EMnify, today announces global roaming of LTE-M – a 3GPP standard for Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) built on 4G networks and forward compatible with 5G.

With this launch, EMnify is adding LTE-M support to its current 2G, 3G, and 4G network access, providing a future-proof connectivity option for cellular IoT in answer to worldwide GSM and UMTS phase-out.

LTE-M introduces unique advantages for global IoT deployments, including:

  • Long battery life with Power Save Mode (PSM) and Extended Discontinuous Reception (eDRX) features.
  • Extended range for improved indoor and underground connections.
  • Low-cost modules that are only 30% of 4G module price.

Compared to NB-IoT – the other cellular LPWAN variance – LTE-M offers wider national and international roaming availability. The technology also comes with excellent mobility support and higher data rates to enable a wider range of connected use cases such as asset tracking and fleet management. Faster data speed further reduces power consumption in medium-bandwidth transmission like over-the-air firmware updates, as devices stay online for a much shorter time.

Alexander Schebler, VP Carrier Relations and Co-Founder at EMnify, explains:

“We recognize LTE-M is the go-to connectivity for a variety of IoT applications because it allows for innovative features not available with previous cellular generations while solving the challenge of 2G/3G sunsetting in regions like North America.”

“To deliver these benefits to customers, we are proactively working with our network partners to enable LTE-M roaming as soon as it is technically available in their networks.”

As of today, EMnify offers LTE-M access in 45 countries with varying support levels depending on the customer’s deployment location, including:

  • Expected coverage where LTE-M access is technically available by default based on standard 4G implementation of EMnify’s network partners.
  • Validated coverage where LTE-M availability is frequently tested and confirmed by EMnify’s internal tests.
  • Guaranteed coverage where LTE-M service is guaranteed via official roaming agreements with EMnify’s network partners.

EMnify empowers IoT businesses with a single SIM card for global cellular and LPWAN connectivity in 180 countries, along with a pay-as-you-go subscription model that can start at small data volumes under 1 MB. In addition to the new LTE-M launch, the company is also working on NB-IoT and 5G roaming with first agreements already signed, to ensure customers have the best access to the latest radio technologies.

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