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Germany paves the way for cross-border IoT

Germany’s regulator, Bundesnetzagentur, has published rules for the cross-border marketing of mobile numbers which will further facilitate the global sale of machine-to-machine (M2M) applications.

“We're encouraging a future market. Connected cars and smart home applications can now be even better marketed worldwide. The same goes for other applications using mobile networks to interconnect devices. In this way we are supporting the spread of digital technology,” said Jochen Homann, Bundesnetzagentur president.

The new rules allow mobile numbers with Germany's country code to be used for M2M applications in other countries and devices with foreign numbers to be marketed in Germany. This means less administrative work and lower production costs for the telecoms industry provided there is a corresponding authorisation abroad. The cross-border marketing of International Mobile Subscriber Identities (IMSIs), with which mobile terminal equipment registers on a network using the air interface, was already allowed last year. 

  • Tuesday, 19 December 2017

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