23. June 2016 · Comments Off on LTE gets ready to fight against proprietary tech for the IoT  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

While cellular-based Internet of Things (IoT) technologies are still being finalized in the standards process, non-cellular solutions like those promoted by Ingenu, Sigfox and members of the LoRa Alliance are catching a bit of a break.These companies and others are expanding their low power wide area network (LPWAN) technologies, and they’ve had time on their side. France’s Sigfox aims to install networks in 100 U.S. cities by the end of this year. Ingenu is expected to cover at least 30 metro areas with its Random Phase Multiple Access (RPMA) by the end of 2016. They can enjoy their time in the sun while wireless operators and their partners ramp up LTE-based systems that will compete with them. That’s in part because unlike proprietary technologies, standards require a lot of time to build consensus and develop an ecosystem.

Source: LTE gets ready to fight against proprietary tech for the IoT – FierceWirelessTech

29. February 2016 · Comments Off on Telit’s IoT module approved for Verizon 4G network · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Telit’s LE866-SV1 Internet of Things (IoT) LTE Category 1 module has been approved for use on Verizon’s 4G wireless network.The LE866-SV1 is the world’s smallest LTE category 1 IoT module, and Verizon’s 4G is the largest LTE network in the US.The module is about the same size as a thumbnail, and it is ideal for IoT applications with severe space constraints like wearable trackers, health monitoring devices and smart watches.

Source: Telit’s IoT module approved for Verizon 4G network – Computer Business Review

17. February 2016 · Comments Off on LTE shows it can slim down like the cool kids for IoT · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

LTE is the champion for smartphone service, but in the Internet of Things, it’s just starting to become a challenger.On Tuesday, Sequans Communications announced what it called the first chip for LTE Category M, a variant of the global mobile standard that is tuned for low-power IoT gear like utility meters, factory sensors and wearables. The chip, called Monarch, will be ready to go into devices when Category M networks go live late this year or in early 2017, the company said.

Source: LTE shows it can slim down like the cool kids for IoT | CIO

21. January 2016 · Comments Off on AT&T’s Penrose: $5 LTE modules for IoT devices are coming · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Narrowband LTE and LTE-M are a couple of the new versions of the LTE Release 13 standard that are being touted for their ability to make cellular-enabled IoT devices less expensive. In fact, a top AT&T (NYSE: T) executive said that he believes that sub-$5 cellular modules are coming soon thanks to the proliferation of these versions of LTE.”The goal with narrowband-LTE is the sub-$5 modules,” said Chris Penrose, SVP of AT&T Mobility’s IoT Solutions group in an interview with FierceWireless:Tech at the 2016 AT&T Developer Summit in Las Vegas held earlier this month.

Source: AT&T’s Penrose: $5 LTE modules for IoT devices are coming – FierceWirelessTech

20. January 2016 · Comments Off on Ericsson adds both US leaders to its NB-IoT trials  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Now that Ericsson has succeeded in pushing its favored technologies into the heart of the 3GPP agenda for low power wide area (LPWA) networks, it has stepped up its efforts to get them into the market, even ahead of full standardization in the next LTE release.In November, it announced projects with Orange to trial both its key cellular technologies, Narrowband IoT and Extended Coverage GSM (EC-GSM). The former is the solution adopted by the 3GPP for its work on an LTE-based LPWA standard – technically a combination of Ericsson’s NB-LTE and Huawei’s Cellular IoT, in fact insiders indicate that the Swedish firm scored something of a coup and got its approach, which is more backwards compatible than Huawei’s, at the heart of the emerging specifications.

Source: Ericsson adds both US leaders to its NB-IoT trials – Rethink