LTE-M SIM card
for M2M & IoT

  • SIM card supporting LTE-M and other mobile radio standards
  • 500 MB data volume and 250 SMS
  • 10 years of connectivity
  • Global network coverage in more than 100 countries
  • All required features included


10 Dollars (one-time payment)


The mobile communications technology Long Term Evolution for Machines (LTE-M or CAT M1) was developed specifically for applications in the field of the Internet of Things. Together with NB-IoT, the network belongs to the licensed Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) and is regarded as a bridge between the broadband technology LTE and narrowband IoT (NB-IoT). With its characteristics, LTE-M is particularly suitable for the use of mobile IoT applications.

Whether you plan your IoT project with LTE-M or another mobile radio technology, the IoT SIM card from 1NCE supports all common mobile radio standards.

Advantages of LTE-M

Lower latency and higher data rate than NB-IoT
Better building penetration compared to LTE
Long device lifetime due to low energy consumption
Cost-efficient, as modules are usually more affordable than conventional LTE modules

Applications of LTE-M

Differences between LTE-M and NB-IoT


The main difference between LTE-M and NB-IoT is the frequency bandwidth. As the name NarrowBand suggests, the frequency bandwidth for NB-IoT is considerably lower than for LTE-M. The data throughput rate is also higher with LTE-M, with up to 1 Mbit/s. For NB-IoT, the data rate is much lower, at up to 128 Kbit/s.

In terms of building penetration, NB-IoT performs better than LTE-M and is therefore predestined for stationary applications, especially in buildings and basements. LTE-M scores particularly well in mobile IoT applications because the technology supports what is known as “handover,” i.e., seamless radio cell switching without interruption.

More in the IoT Native Blog

For more information on LTE-M vs. NB-IoT, as well as other mobile cellular standards, visit the 1NCE IoT Native Blog. Around the topic of radio access technologies, the following blog articles are recommended:



1NCE IoT Flat Rate

The 1NCE IoT Flat Rate offers you IoT connectivity for a term of 10 years. In addition to LTE-M, all common mobile radio standards are supported. The data plan is a one-time payment of 10 Dollars. The price includes IoT connectivity for the duration of 10 years, as well as other connectivity and software services that are relevant for the implementation of your IoT project.

1NCE Coverage

LTE-M network availability

1NCE is committed to continuously expanding its global network coverage, including LTE-M network availability. On the Coverage Map, you can view the availabilities of all mobile radio standards at country level. The table also gives you the option to sort network availabilities by radio access technology. All information is also available for download as a PDF.

LTE-M references

Learn more about 1NCE reference customers who have built their IoT use case on the LTE-M standard. The list of reference customers can be filtered by each technology (2G, 3G, 4G, LTE-M, NB-IoT).

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Please note that the IoT Flat Rate offer is only valid for business customers.