Coverage Analysis of LTE-M

LTE-M provides low-cost LTE devices suitable for massive Machine-Type Communications (MTC) and the Internet of Things (IoT) with substantially enhanced coverage compared to normal LTE devices.

3GPP has only published LTE-M coverage targets and since coverage is a key pillar to all LPWA technologies, it is very important to understand how much coverage LTE-M can actually provide. To this end, the group of supporting companies listed on the title page conducted a thorough link layer simulation analysis to evaluate the actual coverage performance of 3GPP’s LPWA LTE-M technology.