nRF9160 Certifications


The nRF9160 SiP is certified to operate in the most important regions, networks and LTE bands around the world.

All certifications for the nRF9160 are listed below. These are divided into four main types:

  • Global: The GCF and PTCRB are global certifications that are designed to ensure compatibility with the LTE 3GPP specification so that the device can communicate with the eNBs (base stations) using LTE-M or NB-IoT.
  • Regulatory: The regulatory certifications are regional in nature and are required in order to use radio equipment in a region.
  • Mobile network operator (MNO): Some MNOs have their own certification programs. Most MNOs do not require other certifications than GCF or PTCRB.
  • Security



The nRF9160 is certified with the mobile network operators (MNOs) listed below. Click here to see which firmware and hardware versions have been certified with each MNO.


  • NB-IoT network in Thailand



  • LTE-M networks in United States, Canada and Mexico (with an AT&T US SIM card)



  • LTE-M network in Canada
  • The Bell Canada Technical Approval certificate number is #104348


China Telecom

  •  NB-IoT network in China


Deutsche Telekom

  • LTE-M network in Germany
  • NB-IoT networks in Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Croatia, Netherlands, Poland, and Slovakia



  • LTE-M network in Japan



  • LTE-M network in South Korea
  • Click here to see the certificate



  • LTE-M and NB-IoT network in Japan


T-Mobile US

  • LTE-M network in the United States.
  • Click here to see the certificate


  • LTE-M network in Australia
  • Click here to see the certificate



  • LTE-M network in Canada



  • LTE-M network in the United States
  • Click here to see the certificate



  • NB-IoT networks in Australia, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Malta, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, The Netherlands, Turkey, United Kingdom and Ukraine
  • Click here to see the listing

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