Cellular Connectivity Partners

Cellular Connectivity Partners

In addition to the nRF9160 SiP with its full integration of hardware and software, you also need a connectivity provider with SIM and data plan to get connected. Just as Nordic Semiconductor partners with distributors to improve support and availability, we also partner with connectivity providers to get you connected faster and easier.

Why iBasis?

Why seamless connectivity is critical to your success

iBASIS Global Access for Things™ is an IoT device connectivity service, delivering single source cellular IoT access (LTE, LTE-M and NB-IoT) worldwide provisioned through GSMA standard eSIM/eUICC technology. The solution simplifies IoT device connection through one unified platform for seamless, remote, programmable, and secure communication.

Rather than negotiating contracts with multiple mobile operators around the world, iBASIS Global Access for Things™ can be your single source for global mobile access.



  • Provides first in class, integrated LTE-M and NB-IoT coverage in a single SIM
  • Continuously expands coverage and works with mobile operators on a global scale
  • Provides true dynamic over the air switching of operator credentials (profiles)
  • Offers media control in the network (whitelist, blacklist, throttle, quota, etc.)
  • Operates a global private network (GSMA certified IPX) that carries mobile data for MNOs worldwide

Click on the link to learn more about iBasis IoT Connectivity.

Why iBasis?

iBasis Be There First

Why Nordic and iBasis?

The Nordic Semiconductor and iBASIS partnership has been recognized for powering ultra-easy global IoT connectivity within Nordic’s nRF9160 cellular IoT module. The partnership has culminated in the first ever massive field testing across 24 countries, completely invalidating any question marks over cellular IoT and eSIM technology used in NB-IoT and LTE-M Low-Power Wide-Area (LPWA) use cases.

As a result of the partnership, thousands of Nordic Developers are able to integrate the Nordic module with iBASIS Open eSIM – right out of the box – as they design and build the next generation of IoT devices. Generating explosive growth in development, the iBASIS and Nordic solution leverages the iBASIS single global, remotely programmable eSIM to ensure that IoT devices are powered with the most flexible solution for the highest performance and most cost-effective IoT connectivity.

The iBASIS eSIM has been integrated with the Nordic development kit experience to allow developers to quickly get their development kit connected to a cellular network just about anywhere in the world.

iBasis network coverage

for LTE-M and NB-IoT

For cellular embedded devices, there are a few parameters that are critical, for example LTE-M and NB-IoT coverage in specific regions of interest. iBasis network coverage on a country by country basis can be found on their web page.

Download the iBasis network coverage spreadsheet (updated April 5th, 2022) for more detailed coverage information.

Links to collateral

Click on the link to download a PDF on selecting the best eSIM solution for your requirements.

To read more about the Nordic Semiconductor and iBasis Award Winning Partnership, please click on the link.

iBasis compatible devices

nRF9160 DK

Affordable, pre-certified cellular IoT development kit for LTE-M, NB-IoT, GNSS and Bluetooth LE. Perfect for evaluation and development on the nRF9160 SiP

Nordic Thingy:91

The Nordic Thingy:91 is an easy-to-use cellular IoT prototyping platform, designed to help building prototypes and demos, without the need to build hardware or even write firmware.