Publicerad: 2019-10-08 08:30:00 CEST
Effnetplattformen AB
Regulatoriskt Pressmeddelande

Effnet licenses its header compression technology for NB-IoT and Cat-M terminals

Luleå, 2019-10-08 -- Effnet AB, a subsidiary of Effnetplattformen AB and the premier provider of header compression software for wireless and fixed networks, announces that it has licensed its header compression technology to an US based company for use in Narrow Band-IoT (NB-IoT) and Cat-M terminals. 

The number of NB-IoT and Cat-M devices and networks are growing steadily. These 3GPP IoT technologies are set to become the dominant low power wide area (LPWA) technologies globally. It is expected that they will enable a huge IoT market growth. Some of the application areas of NB-IoT and Cat-M are; autonomous vehicles, smart homes, agriculture, robotics, smart industry, smart cities and smart energy. As the number of connected devices and the amount of data transferred on these networks increase, the need for efficient use of radio spectrum becomes more obvious.

It is well-known that transmitting a data bit successfully over the air requires far more energy than processing a data bit. Header compression technology processes the information so that only a minimum number of bits are transmitted thus saving and extending the battery life of a terminal which is important to provide low cost services. A typical NB-IoT and Cat-M cellular modem for terminals has much lower CPU and memory capacity compared to a LTE/5G cellular modem for smartphones and dongles. This sets stringent requirements on the resource efficiency of the software running on these modems.

Effnet’s header compression technology has been integrated in various components of NB-IoT and Cat-M networks such as terminals, base-stations, MME and in test systems. That proves its versatility in operating on low CPU and memory platforms with minimal code size to high capacity CPU and memory platforms in highly scalable systems to support millions of NB-IoT and Cat-M connections.

“We have once again proved that we can rise to the challenge and deliver a highly efficient and code size optimized software solution. With our header compression technology, NB-IoT and Cat-M product vendors can provide a significant value addition to the entire value chain including the service providers and users." says Aniruddha Kulkarni, Managing Director of Effnet AB.


For further information, please contact:

Aniruddha Kulkarni, Managing Director, Effnet AB, Tel: +46 (0)920 60918, or visit:

This information is information that Effnetplattformen AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 08:30 CET on Oct 8, 2019.

About Effnet AB

Effnet AB is a wholly owned subsidiary of Effnetplattformen AB (publ). Effnet develops its own software products for efficient networking and licenses them to companies all over the world. The Effnet 4G/5G protocol stack is licensed to chipset and product vendors for use in mobile terminals including cellular IoT devices, phones, dongles and access points, base-stations (from small cell to C-RAN), test systems, integrated Wi-Fi and cellular access points and vehicle-to-everything communication devices. Effnet is a world leader in the area of IP Header Compression and its IP header compression products are licensed to chipset and product vendors for use in fixed, mobile and satellite networks. For more information about Effnet and more information about its products and services for 4G/5G protocol stack and IP header compression, please visit

About Effnetplattformen AB (publ)

Effnetplattformen AB (publ), 559085-5721, is the parent company of a group active in advanced digital communications and investments in other growth companies. Effnetplattformen AB (publ) is traded on Nasdaq First North Growth Market under the ticker EFFP and its certified adviser is Eminova Fondkommission AB, +46 (0)8-68421100,, For further information about Effnetplattformen AB (publ) please visit