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The Internet of Things

IoT beyond 3G

UK operators are starting the 3G switch-off as early as 2023, to allocate more spectrum to faster 4G and 5G networks.

BT is leading the way with connectivity options that are ideal replacements for 3G - with the expert support to accelerate digital transformation success.

3G is used by millions of older IoT devices that may need a new SIM - or replacing altogether.

With such potentially big changes afoot, BT is leading the way to a more efficient, flexible IoT future, made possible with newer, faster, and low power network technologies with a planned nationwide Narrow Band - IoT rollout from 2023.

So why not move to the UK’s biggest and best network while upgrading your IoT estate?

The UK’s best and fastest network

RootMetrics has judged EE the UK’s fastest network - nine years in a row. More than 50% of the UK’s population is already covered by 5G with EE. And we’re helping more businesses every month to enjoy faster success through IoT with our award-winning mobile network.

Why BT for IoT?

One SIM for all IoT connectivity

Our standard EE IoT SIM covers every network – 2G, 4G and 5G – and will also take care of LPWAN (Low Powered Wide Area Network) connectivity.


One place to monitor your data flows

Keep an eye on all your connections using our self-serve SIM Management portal – BT Control Centre.


Top-flight support and security

Dedicated helpdesk for all managed and unmanaged IoT connectivity, and embedded security within our network, and out to your data centre or cloud hosted applications.


Flexible to every IoT need

From LoRaWAN connectivity to IoT over Broadband to all Cellular connectivity via Private APNs to support delivery of data into your network or the BT Solutions platform, we'll find a way to bring your IoT ambitions to life.

Benefits of Low Power solutions

Lower cost

Optimise your connectivity with cost effective battery devices.

Long range

From a few kilometres in urban areas to more than 10 kilometres in rural settings.

Energy efficient

Optimise power consumption of devices with remote battery powered assets.

Connectivity covered

We have a range of low powered technologies such as NB-IoT, LTE-M, LTE-Cat-1, and LoraWan to keep you covered in all scenarios.

Talk to us about IoT

Whether you want to discuss migrating your IoT estate to the EE network, or want to start a brand new IoT project, we’d love to bring our expertise to your business. Complete the short form below and we’ll be in touch to discuss your current migration needs and future ambitions.

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