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LTE is hitting the field in the IoT game

Stephen Lawson | Sept. 7, 2016
AT&T, Verizon, and chip makers are aiming at lower speeds and longer battery life with LTE Category M1

Investing in any of these is a big commitment when IoT devices may stay out in the field for many years. No one could be blamed for taking a wait-and-see attitude.

But for those with needs that match up with it, Cat M1 will be here soon.

Silicon vendors including Qualcomm, Sequans, and u-blox plan to soon deliver chips that will support Cat M1 and, in some cases Cat NB-1 also. On Tuesday, Qualcomm and Verizon said Neptune Technology Group, a maker of water metering technology, will use Qualcomm’s MDM9206 LTE modem with Category M1 capability in its products.

 

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