We officially received the first LTE CAT-M SIM from T-Mobile NL at their IoT TableTalk yesterday. An important step towards the formal introduction of this new network which is specialized in machine-to-machine (M2M) communication. For TWTG, who specialize in product development for the Internet of Things (IoT), the CAT-M network is one of the most important ingredients for solutions of both today and tomorrow.

“For us it’s really important to be future-proof as soon as possible. The projects we are working on today, are designed to operate for years in the field. By given such fast access to this new networking standard, T-Mobile enables us to develop products for tomorrow.” says Marten Lootsma, Software Lead @ TWTG. “We see CAT-M as an important replacement of 2G, together with NarrowBand-IoT. These specialized connections for machine-to-machine communication are a welcome replacement of the old 2G-networking technologies. CAT-M lowers the energy usage of products, whilst improving the penetration. It’s improving on every factor.” he concludes.

For us it's really important to be future-proof as soon as possible

Marten Lootsma, Software Lead

TWTG, Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile NL work closely together on delivering industrial IoT solutions for various industries. The IoT-networks of T-Mobile NL deliver both reliability and scalability. Multiple projects from the TWTG R&D labs run on the T-Mobile networks.

The picture was made by Boris van Beek (Vice President Digital & Customer Operations Business @ T-Mobile NL) and shared on his personal Linkedin profile.