MediaTek has announced that its MT2625 NB-IoT chip has been validated for LwM2M over NIDD on SoftBank’s cellular network across Japan.

This is the first global commercial application of LwM2M over NIDD, which is a secure, ultra-efficient IoT communications technique that is being adopted by operators around the world. LwM2M over NIDD includes a number of benefits such as security improvements, cost-efficient scalability and reduced power consumption.

This collaboration is seen as helping to build a solid foundation for the IoT industry in Japan, enabling it to embrace new applications and services, accelerating market growth in the country.

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

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

The MT2625 offers 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 varie