In the last few months, KPN has closed 6 new roaming agreements. This brings the total number of agreements to 16 and expands the global LTE-M roaming footprint significantly. Carolien Nijhuis, Managing Director of KPN IoT, states the following about this growth: “We are very happy that we can now provide our customers with access to the LTE-M networks of Telefonica (Spain), Telenor (Denmark), DNA (Finland), Spark (New Zealand), Softbank (Japan) and Tele2 (Sweden). Many of our partners and customers distribute their products globally, so seamless roaming is essential for their services.”
LTE-M is a low-power, wide area (LPWA) cellular technology that is specifically designed for M2M or IoT applications. It suits simple devices that transmit low volumes of data over long periods of time, and works well for large or growing deployments. Applications of LTE-M include tracking the location and condition of (moving) vehicles or other assets.