In Amsterdam on January 4, Gemalto launched a Long Term Evolution (LTE) Category (CAT). M1 wireless module for Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.
The new Cinterion LTE Cat. M1 solution delivers LTE for Machine-Type-Communication (MTC) and improved power savings that enables battery lives of more than 10 years in some use cases.
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The new module is ideal for use cases not dependent on speed but rather requiring network longevity and improved indoor coverage, such as asset trackers, healthcare solutions, smart meters and industrial sensors.
The new wireless module is the first IoT solution based on a dedicated LTE Cat. M1 chipset. The low-power, wide-area (LPWA) module offers extended coverage, including improved in-building and in-ground penetration.
The solution operates on the LTE spectrum and is capable of supporting more than 10 frequency bands from a single hardware device.
Sharing the same footprint as existing Cinterion products, the LTE Cat. M1 solution enables easy migration from 2G and 3G devices.
Development samples are available immediately before debuting on the Verizon 4G LTE Cat M1 network in early 2017, which is scheduled to achieve nationwide US coverage by the end of Q1 2017.