Canada’s first 5G-ready LTE-M network

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Canada's largest LTE-M network1

As a leader in innovation, Bell is committed to providing Canadian businesses with access to the latest in network technologies to enable low-power IoT applications – now with LTE-M (Long Term Evolution, Category M1).

As more companies harness the power of Internet of Things (IoT) for smarter decision-making, there are increasing demands to transmit data from a variety of sources. LTE-M network technology effectively supports low-power IoT applications where frequency of data collection is reduced, and it increases accessibility in remote locations.


LTE-M is a network technology over the LTE network that offers longer battery life and better signal penetration (in-building and underground) for low-power IoT deployments.

Enhanced network signal penetration

Improved in-building and underground network signal penetration to monitor assets, even in areas with low accessibility.

Extended device battery life

Battery life lasts up to 10 years on a single charge on the LTE-M network2, minimizing interruptions to business associated with replacing batteries in remote and underground locations.

Carrier-grade network security

LTE-M technology offers SIM-based security features requiring device authentication to connect to the network. It meets the same global security standards as LTE

Over-the-air management

Device software and applications can be updated and remotely managed using over-the-air (OTA) technology.

Optimized hardware

Bell has certified modules purpose-built for businesses to deploy IoT devices on the LTE-M network.

Case study

Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery

Bell partnered with BeWhere and Huawei to pilot an IoT solution with LTE-M, the first deployment in Canada, for Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery to improve their planning and sustainability programs.

Through LTE-M, IoT sensors collect data on atmospheric conditions (such as temperature and humidity) to help prevent vine disease, improve plant health, lower operating costs and provide years of maintenance-free operation.

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LTE-M is available across Canada and the U.S.

Canada’s largest LTE-M network covers more businesses from coast-to-coast.* Plus, LTE-M roaming is now available throughout the U.S. Download a PDF of U.S. coverage here.
*LTE-M is currently available in all provinces excluding Saskatchewan.

Why partner with Bell

Canada’s best national network for IoT

Get the network performance, security, reliability and coverage your business needs to deploy IoT solutions.

Leader in innovation

We invest more than $4 billion each year in our next-gen network infrastructure to ensure your business always benefits from the latest technology.

End-to-end support

Our dedicated team of IoT experts help plan, design, implement and manage the IoT solution that’s best for your business.

Best selection of global IoT platforms

Get a complete view into your entire network of IoT connected devices, no matter where they are, with two IoT platforms, including one exclusive to Bell.

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Your IoT solution is stronger with Bell

Launching a new IoT solution or looking to increase sales from your existing solutions? Our IoT Partner Program offers the tools and support you need to get to market quickly and easily.

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1. Based on total square km of coverage on the shared LTE-M network available from Bell vs. Rogers’ LTE network.
2. Battery life varies by use cases.