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Vodafone NL to start rolling out LTE-M in Q2 Friday 22 December 2017 | 15:16 CET | News
Vodafone Netherlands said it will be rolling out its LTE-M network nationwide in the second quarter. The provider has already activated antennas in Amsterdam and Maastricht...
KPN activate LTE-M, plans nationwide deployment in Q1 Thursday 21 December 2017 | 11:52 CET | News
KPN has activated a test network for LTE-M, a network standard for IoT applications via LTE, at several locations in The Hague and Rotterdam. LTE-M will be rolled out nationwide, as part of 4G, over the course of the first quarter. KPN says the deployment will complement services via GPRS (2G) and LoRa...
KPN Trials LTE-M IoT; to be on Live Network by end of 2017
2 December 2016 As the first operator in Europe, KPN said that it has successfully trialed the new Internet of Things (IoT) technology LTE-M, which is also known as LTE Cat-M1. KPN performed the trial together with network vendor Ericsson and chipset supplier Qualcomm Technologies. KPN expects that LTE-M modules will become available on a larger scale in the course of 2017. By the end of 2017, the KPN network will also support LTE-M, said the Operator...
COMMENT: It stands to reason that additional chipsets were trialed and certified at a later time. ZTE has been a longtime network partner to KPN and has a NB-IoT chip with plans for LTE-M. Also, EU has a goal of 20% marketshare in global IC production, thus an EU - designed IC is likely included in trials by default, if not also under law.