Draft BEREC Report on M2M and permanent roaming

Document number: BoR (24) 96

Document date: 06-06-2024

Date of registration: 11-06-2024

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Author: BEREC

Machine-to-machine (M2M) communications are used across numerous sectors including automotive, construction, building management, aerospace, agriculture, shipping, transport, sensors, etc. In most of these sectors, solutions are focused on location tracking, proactive maintenance, and read-outs of industrial machines’ status, as well as technical incident reporting. Given the technological developments, the importance of machine-to-machine communications is expected to further increase in the future.

Permanent roaming is becoming increasingly important for many use cases of M2M/IoT as many devices remain permanently connected to a network outside of their home network/home country.

In order to monitor how the market for M2M communications and permanent roaming is evolving, BEREC launched a call for input in November 2023, which concluded on 26 January 2024. The goal was to gather information from relevant stakeholders and prepare a draft report for public consultation.