Fri. Sep 29th, 2023
Deutsche Telekom Expands IoT Proposition with Non-Cellular LoRaWAN and Satellite-Based IoT

Deutsche Telekom has expanded its global IoT offering by providing non-cellular LoRaWAN and satellite-based cellular IoT options. The company has integrated distributed LoRaWAN into its cellular IoT platform through partnerships with The Things Network (TTN) and the Helium Network. This integration allows LoRa-based devices to run on Deutsche Telekom’s IoT developer platform. The platform provides a single supplier, application programing interface (API), and management interface for developers to create and deliver battery-powered IoT solutions that work on both cellular (NB-IoT, LTE-M) and non-cellular (LoRaWAN) networks, including satellite extensions.
According to Dennis Nikles, the CEO of Deutsche Telekom’s IoT division, the company now offers customers a global network of networks for IoT applications. Regardless of the requirements, whether they are wide range, low latency, high bandwidth, local or international, Deutsche Telekom aims to provide the right network solution as a global IoT connector.
Deutsche Telekom primarily uses its own LTE and 5G networks for higher-end IoT applications in countries where it operates national infrastructure. The company is also working with satellite IoT startup Skylo to combine terrestrial and non-terrestrial cellular IoT in a single management platform. Additionally, Deutsche Telekom announced two major customers for its global IoT eSIM: Automobili Pininfarina, a German luxury EV manufacturer, and Biotronik, a German medical device manufacturer. These partnerships highlight the company’s efforts to provide global connectivity and simplified management of IoT connections.
Deutsche Telekom aims to address the challenges faced by companies operating globally, such as compliance with local regulations and the need for reliable connectivity. The company’s local breakout solutions and eSIM cards ensure connectivity for IoT projects in countries with strict regulations. Telekom’s regional packet gateways also prioritize time-critical IoT solutions, reducing latency for applications like autonomous driving.
Overall, Deutsche Telekom aims to provide a comprehensive IoT solution that addresses the diverse needs of IoT developers and customers worldwide.