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1NCE launches NB-IoT offering powered by China Telecom Global

  • 1NCE’s China+ SIM card now available at 10 Euros for 10 years at
  • IoT connectivity for companies entering Chinese markets and for Chinese companies requiring international IoT connectivity
  • Partnership with China Telecom Global (CTG) enables extended NB-IoT and 4G coverage
  • More information on the cooperation at Cloud Expo Asia Hong Kong on 23-24 September virtually

Cologne / Hong Kong, 15 September 2020 – China Telecom Global (CTG), a subsidiary of China Telecommunications Corporation, one of the largest providers of integrated telecommunications services and 1NCE, an international, fully-fledged Tier-1 IoT network carrier, today announced the commercial launch of a NB-IoT roaming product for China. Following the initial announcement of the cooperation with CTG in February this year, the 1NCE IoT Lifetime Flat with NB-IoT/4G coverage can now be ordered at

The new offer, 10 Euros for a lifetime of 10 years, including 500 MB data volume and 250 SMS, enables international companies to enter the Chinese market with their IoT products, as well as Chinese companies to expand their IoT business worldwide. Besides NB-IoT service for mainland China, the new China+ SIM card also provides regional 4G coverage for markets including Hong Kong and Macao.

The multi-coverage SIM card developed by 1NCE provides the technological basis for its service, the 1NCE IoT Lifetime Flat. It allows for smooth transitioning between different mobile communication standards, including 2G, 3G, 4G, NB-IoT and LTE-M. 1NCE already cooperates with another European Tier-1 network provider and is covering more than 100 countries worldwide with reliable cellular connectivity for a single tariff of 10 Euros for 10 years. With over 3,500 customers, 1NCE has already sold more than 5 million SIM cards so far since the launch of its business in August 2018.

China Telecom’s premium 4G and 5G network supports a wide variety of IoT use cases. The low- and medium-speed requirements are handled with NB-IoT and CAT1 network. The number of NB-connected devices has now exceeded 70 million, ranging from smart home appliances to smart city devices. In the 5G era, China Telecom has invested heavily to support new applications including HD video, autonomous driving, and beyond. After having launched the world’s first SA commercial network capability in 2019 in Shenzhen, China Telecom accelerated the construction of a nationwide SA network for commercial use.

The collaboration with China Telecom Global makes 1NCE one of the first IoT carriers worldwide to offer a high-quality solution for seamless NB-IoT and 4G connectivity across the world. Its robust and scalable footprint provides significant benefits to multinational customers such as original equipment manufacturers.

“By overcoming technical obstacles in the integration between both networks and supporting a new NB-IOT roaming model, we have successfully enabled 1NCE to launch its regional NB-IoT offering. We are proud to have reached this milestone with 1NCE as one of our first commercial NB-IoT carrier partners.”, says He An, Executive Vice President, CTG. “Not only for those international customers needing IoT connectivity services for China, China Telecom Global is also actively supporting domestic Chinese manufactures for overseas NB deployment. 1NCE as our partner will allow us to extend our offering to more parts of the world.”

“With the 1NCE IoT Lifetime Flat we create a new, unprecedented standard for IoT connectivity for the markets in Greater China”, adds Alexander P. Sator, CEO of 1NCE. “We are pleased to start our coverage expansion together with China Telecom Global now. The Covid-19 pandemic is keeping the world in suspense - but innovation must continue. And connectivity, communication and digitization have never been more important.”

1NCE IoT Lifetime Flat designed for the lifetime of IoT-enabled devices

The 1NCE IoT Lifetime Flat focuses on long-lasting B2B applications with low data volumes such as asset tracking, tank monitoring, vehicle telemetry, smart metering, and waste management. 1NCE’s flat-rate model, which is designed for the lifetime of IoT-enabled devices, ensures maximum price transparency and easily calculable costs.

About China Telecom Global

China Telecom Global Limited (“CTG”) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Telecom Corporation Limited (“China Telecom”), ranked 158th in the Fortune Global 500 in 2020. Established in 2012, headquartered in Hong Kong, China, CTG connects the Asia Pacific region and the world by leveraging on its abundant resources in mainland China. China Telecom has branches and affiliates in 42 countries and markets, 200 overseas PoPs, and more than 55.4T capacities in international connectivity bandwidth and intercontinental capacity. By tapping into its network resources of 41 submarine cables (China Telecom was involved in the construction of more than 10 of those cables) and leveraging direct connection to more than 10 neighbouring countries and regions via terrestrial cables, CTG has forged its global layout of service network and network capacity. Targeting carriers, multinational corporations and overseas Chinese clients, CTG provides customised and cost-effective integrated communications solutions and diversified telecom services to cater to their global business needs. Its services include internet direct access, internet transit, data services, broadband, unified communications, internet data centre, cloud computing, ICT services, fixed and mobile voice and value added services, multi-domestic MVNO and global IoT connectivity service, professional services, industry solutions, telecom operation consultancy and service outsourcing.

About 1NCE

1NCE GmbH is the first fully-fledged IoT network carrier in the world to offer fast, secure, and reliable connectivity services at low cost based on an IoT flat rate. This makes IoT applications such as tank maintenance, smart metering, or vehicle telematics affordable. The 1NCE IoT Lifetime Flat includes 500 MB data volume, 250 SMS, and free access to the 1NCE Connectivity Management Platform via Internet and API. To provide the service, 1NCE cooperates with both Deutsche Telekom AG and its roaming partners as well as China Telecom Global Limited and supports all common mobile communications standards (2G, 3G, 4G, NB-IoT, LTE-M). In addition to direct sales of IoT mobile connectivity, 1NCE also offers its technology to mobile network operators via a Platform-as-a-Service solution. The company headquartered in Cologne offers its flat rate almost world-wide. 1NCE was founded in 2017 together with Deutsche Telekom AG and has more than 100 staff in Cologne, Hamburg, London, Rome, Paris, Warsaw, Hongkong and Riga. For more information, please see


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