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MediaTek bursts into NB-IoT chip market with China Mobile deal

MediaTek has unveiled its first NB-IoT system-on-chip (SoC), the MT2625, and announced a collaboration with China Mobile to build the world’s smallest NB-IoT module. Aligning with the world’s largest MNO, by customer base at least, will give MediaTek the opportunity to score big in the nascent LPWAN market. In the announcement, MediaTek corporate VP and general manager, Jerry Yu, pointed to the huge opportunity in China for NB-IoT (see separate item). The GSMA recently published a list of partners in the NB-IoT ecosystem – the most prominent of which, in terms of a sales footprint in China, are utility metering vendors like Kamstrup, Sanchuan, Waison, GoldCard and Veolia. Utilities have been waiting for a reliable mode of connectivity for Chinese smart metering…

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