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Narrowband IoT / LPWA

Substantial Experience with Low Power Networks

Narrowband IoT / Low Power Wireless Access (LPWA) Networks, provide businesses across every sector with the opportunity to extend the range of their devices and optimise battery life.

Gone are the days of deciding between SigFox, LoRa, or one of a plethora of other private, proprietary solutions.

GSMA LTE standards for Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) and LTE Category 1 M (LTE-M), now mean that enterprises can plan at scale for a low power IoT deployment at scale.

We have decades of experience in IoT / M2M and have been closely monitoring developments in the GSMA Narrowband field since the earliest announcements and subsequent investment and deployments.

As a result, we are in a great position to help our customers fully understand the implications of each technology and to choose the right technology for the long term.

Both technologies have been designed to allow for large scale long-service life deployments and are fully supported by global standards. They offer low battery drain and are 5G LTE compatible.


NB-IoT is a low-speed, longer-range, static IoT technology. It is ideally suited to use cases where immobile sensors are sending small, non-time sensitive data bursts.

A big benefit is that NB-IoT enables large scale deployments of sensor networks without the need for meshing or gateways.

Typical NB-IoT applications include:


LTE-M is a medium-speed, low latency, mid-range reach, fully mobile technology. It is therefore ideal for applications where mobility is essential, data throughput is modest, and latency is important.

LTE-M allows cell handover of a live data session and offers a voice option, making it ideal for mobility solutions.

We also provide ChipSim solutions, as well as eSIM and eUICC deployments. Typical LTE-M applications include:

Leading with IoT Advances

IoT solutions designers face an array of competing connectivity options from several types of low-power wireless access to multiple emerging GSM standards.

We, therefore, constantly collaborate with our partners to provide the optimum connectivity roadmap for our customers.

Case Studies

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Spirit Healthcare Caburn case study

Spirit healthcare

Spirit healthcare - Working in partnership to develop a connectivity service that provides strong geographical coverage and cross-network resilience.

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Seguirincat Case study, image.


Project type: Connected security and alarm systems for commercial and domestic customers. Location: Tarragona, Spain Challenge: Maintaining vital links between alarm...

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Scorpion Automotive

Scorpion Automotive is a designer of alarms, immobilisers and telematics systems for the automotive industry. Caburn Telecom provided a Multi-network SIM...

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Connected Solutions for all IoT / M2M Applications