Get the best performance from your IoT devices with technologies specifically engineered to provide the connectivity they need.

What it is

Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) and LTE-M are communication technologies that provide low bandwidth, proven and cost-effective connectivity for IoT applications—and are both fully supported by our 4G LTE network.



NB-IoT and LTE-M use networking protocols that help improve IoT coverage with better in-building and in-ground penetration. Our LTE technology also provides comprehensive security, with authentication, credentialing and encryption tools to keep your communications protected.


ThingSpace is our web-based, open development environment that speeds up IoT deployment. It gives you the tools you need to manage, develop and deploy global enterprise IoT solutions—all in one place.

Expert assistance

Our business and government customer operations centers give you the support you need to manage all of your IoT devices.



These technologies offer low data throughput and high energy efficiency, and help lower the barrier of entry to the IoT world.

Future proof

Built to fit 3GPP standards, these offerings are 5G compatible.

Extended coverage

NB-IoT and LTE-M offer greater coverage than you’d get with LTE Cat-1.


Extended device life

Easy device availability

Non-IP Data Delivery (NIDD) support

Why choose us


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NB-IoT complements LTE-M (Cat-M1) so customers have more options to choose from based on their specific application needs.

NB-IoT is best suited for low-power, ultralow throughout, delay-tolerant, event-triggered, simple stationary (idle mode mobility) sensors that:

  • Transmit rarely (e.g., a few times a day/week/month) in challenging environments
  • Do not require connected mobility (handover) or voice support

LTE-M(Cat-M1) is designed specifically for purpose-built devices that transmit small to medium amounts of data over wide ranges.

The ThingSpace IoT platform enables connectivity management of IoT at scale by allowing you to securely activate on the Verizon network, troubleshoot, locate and manage the life cycle of your IoT devices in our feature-rich platform.

Designed for IoT:

  • Specifically designed for IoT solutions, especially low-power and medium- to low-throughput requirements.


  • Simplified design means low-cost hardware.

Better battery life:

  • Low power with special power-saving features means battery life up to 10 years (depending on the application).

Better coverage:

  • New radio techniques enhance the coverage for LTE-M (Cat-M1) devices over other LTE categories.
  • The device experiences expanded outdoor coverage and better in-building penetration.


  • All the benefits of Verizon LTE security and reliability on a network built to last many years.
  • Coverage enhancement
  • Long battery life (10+ years)
  • Low component cost
  • Low cost of ownership
  • High scalability from one to millions of devices
  • Fast deployment speed and time to market
  • Official 3GPP Industry standard
  • Verizon LTE security and reliability on a network built to last many years


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