Low-power, wide-area network for IoT devices

IoT to transform businesses

The rollout of LTE-M will transform IoT for businesses.

This low-power IoT technology will help enable business applications like asset tracking, utilities monitoring, connected traffic lights, parking sensors, assisted living and a whole host of other business solutions.

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Unlocking the potential of IoT

We’re the first in the UK to announce the introduction of LTE-M, helping to unlock the widespread uptake of long-life IoT battery devices out in the field.


We’ve already got half of the UK covered, with the rest of the national rollout planned to complete in 2021.


LTE-M opens up a host of new IoT use cases. You’ll be able to capture new sources of data that improve decision making, enhance safety, and help businesses perform more efficiently. 



Millions of connected devices

The new LTE-M network will encourage massive scale for future IoT deployment in the UK. Enabling businesses to support millions of connected devices. Devices that can share small amounts of data between assets at a low power consumption, saving battery life (with devices running for 10 years plus with no need to charge).


The technology enables higher throughput, low latency and wide coverage for urban and rural areas. All these benefits will bring down IoT device and maintenance costs for business customers connecting to the network.



High speed, low latency and secure

NB-IoT and LTE-M are the two leading LPWA technologies. NB-IoT is focused on very low data rates, ideal for simple static sensor application. LTE-M has the highest bandwidth and lowest latency of any LPWA technology, making it ideal for static and mobile applications.


LTE-M operates in a licensed spectrum and provides assured quality of service with minimal risk of interference. It’s also secure,offering sim-based security features requiring device authentication to connect to the network and meeting the same global security standards as LTE. 



Why choose LTE-M

Develop new innovative IoT solutions

With the introduction of LTE-M, we can help you take even more innovative and profitable IoT solutions to market, driving increased operational efficiencies and insights.

Better coverage

LTE-M offers deeper and wider coverage in demanding environments, connecting IoT devices that were previously unreachable.

Longer battery life

With battery life of 10+ years, LTE-M reduces maintenance costs due to low power requirements, meaning less site visits and extended device battery life.

Natural evolution to 2G/3G and reduced costs

LTE-M is the natural evolution path for 2G/3G devices. In the near future, we’ll also introduce voice services like VoLTE. Simplified tech will reduce the manufacturing costs of connectivity hardware.

Hassle-free managed connectivity

Rely on our trusted IoT managed service and expert capabilities to tailor the ideal LTE-M service. Stay in control of your IoT solutions with integration using O2’s Smart Connect management platforms.

Fast deployment and secure

We’re the first network to launch LTE-M. We’ll make sure your new connectivity is easy to deploy – and delivers a robust, secure and reliable service that you can depend on.

How LTE-M could help businesses

Asset Tracking

Gas and Water Metering

Smart Grid

Solar, Wind, Thermal.

Safety Monitoring
Waste, Storage, Petrochemical

Industrial machinery control 
Equipment status

Smart Cities
Vending machines, Parking sensors, Smart lighting, Waste management, Road traffic.

Environmental Monitoring
Pollution, noise, rain, manhole cover status, River flow speed.

Smart buildings
Smoke detectors, Home automation, Alarm systems, actuators.

Consumer & Medical
Wearables, VIP/Pet tracking, White goods, Smart Bicycles, Assisted living.

Livestock tracking, Monitoring of soil, temperature, weather conditions.

Smart Retail
Connected cabinets, Connected shelves, Connected stores.

NB-IoT verses LTE-M

How both technologies can support your requirements.

  • Focused on low data rates
  • Higher latency- suited to batch communication
  • Ideal for simpler static sensor applications


  • Highest throughput speed and highest bandwidth of any LPWA technology
  • Lowest latency of any LPWA technology - suited to real time communication
  • Ideal for fixed and mobility applications


Applications NB-IoT LTE-M
Smart Metering
Waste Management
Smart Building
Smart City
Intelligent Street Furniture
Asset Tracking & Monitoring
Smart Grid x
Transport & Logistics x
Home Security x
Assisted Living x
Industrial IoT
Retail x
Consumer Devices & Wearables x

LTE-M Coverage

O2 IoT network coverage in your area

This map will show you an expectation of network coverage, including call and mobile internet reception.

A little bit more info

Having LTE-M network problems? Use our live network status checker to find out about any faults or maintenance in your area

Follow this link to go to the live LTE-M network status checker.

Read more about LTE-M in our latest whitepaper

Download our whitepaper Why select LTE-M for large-scale IoT?

LTE-M Product Sheet

Download our LTE-M Product Sheet here

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