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DT’s NB-IoT launch reveals cross-Atlantic gulf in M2M pricing

Deutsche Telekom (DT) has announced its new NB-IoT SIM offerings, powered by the  connectivity management platform from its spin-out 1NCE. The bundles can be used across the whole of the EU, and allow us to examine the pricing of LPWAN services again. According to Wireless Watch’s sister service, Rethink IoT, it’s hard to draw any solid conclusions from the calculations, although MNOs are moving away from pricing devices on a per-message or per-month basis, and towards a package that would price the device over its lifetime. In DT’s case, the LPWAN-focused offering is being sold as a five-year deal, but customers can top the device up should they need to extend this. There are two flavors. The first is called…

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