LPWA IoT Signposts from CTIA

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3Q 2016 | IN-4242

 

Announcements That Got Our Attention

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On September 1, Verizon announced that it will lead efforts to deploy a Cat-M1 network in the US and that it is working with chipset, module and equipment vendors including Sony/Altair, Sequans, u-blox, Telit, Sierra Wireless, Gemalto, Nokia and Ericsson to launch the network by the end of 2016. The company claims that it will be the first service provider in the US with a commercial Cat-M1 network.

At CTIA, Qualcomm publicized a partnership with Verizon where the two companies collaborate to pre-integrate Verizon’s IoT developer platform, ThingSpace, in Qualcomm’s MDM9206 Cat-M1 chipsets. The companies expect that the ThingSpace IoT platform will be available for OEM integration on MDM9206-based solutions in early 2017.

Not to be outdone, AT&T revealed that it is planning a Cat-M1 trial network in the San Francisco later this year using modules from Sierra Wireless. Sierra’s AirPrime® modules for Cat-M1 are expected to be commercially available in the first half of 2017.

Swiss module manufacturer u-blox and Ingenu revealed th…

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