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Global IoT connectivity

Global IoT coverage with T IoT

Global IoT coverage with T IoT

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As Europe’s leading telecommunications provider, Deutsche Telekom meets all the requirements needed to master the complexity of global IoT projects. While ongoing crises present ever greater challenges to international companies, a functioning IoT project already requires them to work with a multitude of providers – all using different contracts, interfaces, service level agreements, and customer supports. What these companies need is an international connector that removes any complexity. Building on our transatlantic network, we are developing tomorrow’s connectivity and providing solutions that simplify and drive your business forward – no matter where you operate.

We are the global IoT connector

Get global IoT connectivity – with one partner, one contact for service, and consistent SLAs worldwide. Not only do we operate our own networks in Europe and the USA, but we also have roaming agreements with over 600 selected mobile providers around the world, including the mobile network standards NB-IoT, LTE-M, LTE and 5G.

And we are already working on the network of tomorrow. For example, satellite communication will offer an opportunity to expand our outstanding mobile network in the future and support certain IoT projects in remote areas.

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The suitable network technology for every project

Illustration Anwendungsfall NB-IoT: Intelligente Sensoren


NB-IoT can only transmit small amounts of data, but offers very long battery runtimes, excellent building penetration and cost-effective networking – ideal for smart sensors that measure fill levels or power consumption.

Illustration Anwendungsfall LTE-M: Übertragung von Positionsdaten


The LTE-M standard offers bandwidth for medium data volumes on cost-effective hardware and sufficient battery life for long deployments without a power supply – for example, for monitoring cold chains in logistics.

Illustration Anwendungsfall 4G & 5G: Autonome Fahrzeuge

4G & 5G

For IoT applications with high data requirements, such as VR glasses, you should opt for 4G technology. If you also need extremely fast response times, for example for self-driving vehicles, you should opt for 5G.

Unprecedented opportunities via global IoT networking

Good reasons for global networking with T IoT

  • Global coverage: We offer NB-IoT, LTE-M, 4G, and 3G via our own networks in Europe and the US, or roaming agreements with over 600 international partners.
  • Networks optimized for IoT: Our NB-IoT and LTE-M networks are specifically designed for IoT devices and offer excellent building penetration with extremely low power consumption.
  • Highest security: In addition to the proven security mechanisms in our networks and SIM cards, we offer customized APNs (Access Point Names) or private APNs for secure data paths.
  • Best service: Our experts offer useful and competent 24/7 technical support. We are happy to reach binding service level agreements with you.
  • Flexibility: We offer tariff-based solutions tailored to your use case, requirements, and needs.

We accompany you on every phase of your project

From strategy development to optimization – our experts are at your side with their experience.

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Whitepaper: IoT Connectivity Guide

Would you like to know more about what you need to be aware of in connecting your products via the cell network? Which hurdles you need to clear in an international rollout? Or how best to manage your connections and their IoT components? You will all the answers in our free IoT Connectivity Guide whitepaper.

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More benefits of T IoT networking

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Easy management of your global connections

Our intuitive web portal lets you monitor and manage global data connectivity IoT SIM cards – giving you full control over usage and costs.

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The right SIM card for every use case

Our SIM cards are optimized for the IoT – they are robust against dust, dirt, and vibrations, are durable, and can be integrated into any production process.

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Do you want to take advantage of T IoT?

Do you want to take advantage of T IoT?

You need further information or you have a specific question? We are happy to help you.

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You need further information or you have a specific question? We are happy to help you.

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