Telecommunications conglomerate AT&T says it has completed deployment of its nationwide LTE-M network ahead of schedule. The network is expected to enable Internet of Things (IoT) devices and applications.

The LTE-M network, deployed with 3GPP standardized technology and licensed spectrum for carrier-grade security, is now live across the U.S. on the company’s 4G LTE network, following software upgrades. The company says it plans to deploy LTE-M across Mexico by the end of 2017.

AT&T is also launching a new suite of rate plans with LTE-M, with monthly plans starting for $1.50 per month per device.

LTE-M supports large-scale IoT deployments such as smart city services, smart metering, asset tracking, supply chain management, security and alarm monitoring, as well as personal wearables.

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