MediaTek announced its MT2625 narrowband internet of things (NB-IoT) chip has been validated for LwM2M over NIDD on SoftBankCorp.’s cellular network across Japan. This achievement marks the first global commercial readiness of LwM2M over NIDD; a secure, ultra-efficient IoT communications technique that is being adopted by operators worldwide. The benefits of LwM2M over NIDD include security improvements, cost-efficient scalability and reduced power consumption.

This collaboration builds a firm foundation for the IoT industry in Japan to embrace new IoT applications and services, accelerating market growth in the country.

IoT (mMTC) is driving over 50 per cent of 5G use cases through devices such as smart meters, smoke detectors, logistics trackers, home appliances, smart city applications and much more. NB-IoT plays an important role in the IoT ecosystem, by connecting a wide range of data-efficient IoT devices. MediaTek is enabling the 5G IoT revolution that will connect billions of devices with its MT2625 chip, which offers leading NB-IoT capabilities and global operator support.

LwM2M standard is widely used in Asia, Europe and the United States by major operators, with Non-IP Data Delivery (NIDD) providing a highly data- and power-efficient communications protocol and an additional layer of security through pre-defined routing.

The MT2625 is a leading NB-IoT chip with wideband support for up to quad-band operation, allowing a single design to address worldwide markets, reducing cost and development time. The ultra-efficient MCU provides extensive peripheral I/O in a tiny package size for a wide variety of device possibilities. It is available now for NB-IoT device makers and commercial application developers.