IoT Radio Standards

Multi-Mode Functionality for Seamless Connectivity

Our feature for your IoT project

1NCE offers reliable network coverage across all relevant and available mobile radio standards such as Rate 2G, 3G, 4G, LTE-M, and NB-IoT with 1NCE IoT Lifetime Flat. In addition, our SIM cards are already 5G-ready, so you can also benefit from this radio standard in the future. With multi-mode functionality in our SIM cards and our network coverage in 173 countries and regions, you can seamlessly switch between all mobile standards and benefit from global, reliable connectivity for your devices. Find out which wireless standards are available in which countries from our country coverage.

Advantages of All Mobile Standards

Strong 1NCE connectivity through 2G, 3G, 4G, LTE-M, and NB-IoT


Mobile standards in 173 countries and regions


Support for all mobile radio standards for long-term planning security


Best network stability through seamless switching between mobile communication standards

The Best Mobile Radio Standard for Your IoT Project

With our 1NCE IoT Lifetime Flat, you don’t have to choose a mobile phone standard from the outset. We offer you all available mobile radio standards such as 2G, 3G, 4G, LTE-M, and NB-IoT with just one SIM card and one offer. This means you remain flexible in your choice of module, benefit from coverage of all radio standards and become ideally equipped for future developments in the global mobile market. However, if you only want to use one, two, or three of the standards, you are welcome to configure this accordingly. This way you can always make full use of the radio standard that suits your IoT application.

What are the Standards of IoT?

IoT relies on a set of standards so that all devices could communicate and work properly in the ecosystem. These standards imply communication protocols, data formats, and security aspect. All these standards enable devices from various manufacturers to connect and share data, which means a tendency to interoperability. The organizations developing and maintaining these standards include IEE, IETF, ITU, and more. 

What is the IEC Standard for IoT Devices?

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) offers several standards applicable to different aspects of IoT devices. For example, IEC 62443 standards focus on cybersecurity for industrial automation, while IEC 61131 standardizes programming languages for PLCs. 

What Radio Spectrum Does IoT Use?

The type of radio spectrum depends on the required range, data transfer rate, energy consumption, and price. They include cellular networks. Many of the carriers enable dedicated LPWA optimized for IoT devices. They work on licensed frequencies, such as LTE Cat-M1 or NB-IoT. ISM band enables short-range communication between devices utilized by Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Zigbee protocols. Additional unlicensed bands like LoRaWAN offer extended range for certain applications, especially in rural or remote areas. 

Detailed information in
our 1NCE documentation

Full information, details and documentation can be found in our 1NCE Support, that includes 1NCE Developer Hub and 1NCE FAQ.

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More Features

All Mobile Standards
Our IoT SIM cards support all mobile standards: 2G, 3G, 4G/LTE-M, NB-IoT and they are already 5G-ready.
Connect your IoT / M2M devices to the mobile network via the 1NCE APN.
Rest API

You can also manage your SIM cards directly via Rest API and integrate SIM card management into your own systems.

Customer Portal
You can manage your IoT SIM cards easily via the 1NCE Connectivity Management Platform.
1NCE Shop

Buy the 1NCE IoT Lifetime Flat now

Visit the 1NCE Shop and start connecting your IoT devices easily. Simply order your SIM cards, choose the desired type of SIM card and fill out all required forms. After the payment has been approved you get your cards within five to seven business days.