For Automotive OEMs the route through increasing mobile technology fragmentation is to focus on LTE

21 October 2016
Report type: Research Note
Author(s): Matt Hatton
Keywords: M2M, machine-to-machine, IoT, Internet of Things, 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G, LTE, cellular, mobile, switch-off, refarm, automotive, car, NB-IoT, NB1, LPWA, M1, CatM, spectrum, frequency
Companies: AT&T, Verizon
Number of Pages: 8

Machina Research has recently been focusing a lot of attention on mobile operator plans for their radio access network evolution, including 2G and 3G switch-off as well as new evolutions to the 3GPP technologies specifically aimed at IoT including LTE-NB1 (also known as NB-IoT) and LTE-M1 (also known as Cat-M). While historically there was a relatively consistent set of network technologies available, there will be an increasing degree of fragmentation in the next few years.

This Research Note examines the implications for automotive OEMs given the huge reliance on cellular technologies for connected car.

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