Invest in IoT with confidence
Explore the Telstra IoT Advantage
The Telstra IoT Advantage logo means that the cellular IoT/M2M device you’re investing in has been tried and tested by Telstra.
Our rigorous testing and evaluation criteria mean you can connect with confidence, knowing that your IoT/M2M device will work as hard as you do, and is backed by Telstra’s expert technical support teams.
Discover our certified IoT/M2M Embedded Modules and Devices portfolio.
The Telstra cellular LPWAN IoT Network covers around 3 million km2 for LTE-M and around 4 million km2 for NB-IoT. You can connect to it with one of our great value IoT Connectivity Plans.
IoT Connection Manager
Telstra IoT Connection Manager helps give you the visibility and insights to help you manage your connected IoT devices.
Benefits of Telstra Device Certification
In depth testing
Helps ensure the device meets key technical and quality requirements for performance and stability.
Peace of mind
Devices will interoperate seamlessly to the Telstra IoT Network.
Find and fix approach
Device/Network interoperability issues identified and addressed at the root cause.
Testing helps ensure devices maintain network interoperability, now and into the future.
Getting started with IoT Advantage
FAQs for Telstra IoT Advantage
Telstra IoT/M2M device interoperability testing is a cellular network certification and validation process carried out on cellular IoT/M2M devices to ensure that they are interoperable with Telstra’s mobile network. Telstra strongly recommends module and device manufacturers certify their IoT/M2M devices on Telstra network to ensure optimum network performance.
- Telstra IoT/M2M device interoperability testing- In-depth lab and production network testing of cellular IoT/M2Mdevices
- Approved modules provide IoT device vendors and developers
- Fast time to market
- Reduced certification costs
- Support for ongoing network interoperability
Testing is the only way to determine that IoT/M2M devices meet the Telstra’s technical and quality requirements for performance and stability. We also check that the devices have the appropriate regulatory documentation. The testing process will focus on interoperability of the IoT/M2M device on the Telstra mobile network.
- 4G LTE
- 5G mMTC
- 5G NR
Telstra has invested and setup a Mobile Innovation Lab based in Sydney to conduct device testing. IoT/M2M Device manufacturers are responsible for working with Telstra directly to complete device testing activities.
Yes. Costs are detailed in the Device Testing and Certification Agreement and are paid by the IoT/M2M device manufacturer who is seeking to obtain certification for the device. Manufacturers are encouraged to use Telstra approved modules to reduce testing time and costs related to devices with non-certified modules.
Telstra IoT/M2M Device certification comprises of the following steps:
- Engagement/Pre-Submission: Device manufacturer contacts Telstra via the enquiry form and provides required documentation list via email.
- Pre-Submission: Telstra and the device manufacturer exchange the required documentation
- Ranging: Telstra conducts an iterative review of supplied documentation and communicates any further requirements to the manufacturer
- Testing: The Device Manufacturer working with Telstra to perform the required test procedures in the Telstra Lab.
- Device Certification and Approval: After the device has passed Telstra’s testing, Technical Approval is issued to the device manufacturer.
- Device Maintenance and Lifecycle Management: Any update to device hardware or software must be communicated to Telstra. Telstra will assess the changes and determine whether re-certification is required.
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Once all the pre-requisites have been met, device will be scheduled for testing. Based on whether the device integrates a module that is already Telstra certified or not, the duration of the certification process varies. Once a device has begun testing, the typical duration for testing devices integrating an approved module are 2-4 weeks and 6-8 weeks for devices with a non-certified module. This is subject to the defects identified during the testing period.
Yes, Telstra publishes a Wireless Developer and Application Guideline (PDF document) that provides an overview of how to best develop an application that works efficiently on the Telstra mobile network.