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Huawei ready for US launch of LTE Cat M module

Steve Rogerson
July 27, 2017
Chinese telecoms company Huawei says its LTE Cat M module will be available in North America this quarter. Designed to provide 4G LTE connections specifically for the IoT, the ME309-562 is said to deliver low power consumption and wide area coverage at low cost.
The module supports enhanced machine type communications (eMTC) and M2M applications.
Based on IoT chipset supplier Sequans’ Monarch platform, it is FCC, IC, PTCRB and GCF compliant, and provides multi-carrier support including AT&T and Verizon.
“Huawei has moved quickly in bringing its first Monarch-based module to market and we are very pleased to see their aggressive response to demand from IoT customers,” said Georges Karam, Sequans CEO. “Huawei is an important module partner for Sequans and we look forward to a long and productive relationship delivering LTE for IoT to device makers everywhere.”
Measuring 18 by 24 mm, it can integrate with multiple GPIO and uart interfaces. It supports LwM2M and Fota for device management and firmware updates. Other features include eSIM function support, low latency with reliability and a working environment temperature from -40 to +85?C. Applications include security, PoS, personnel and asset tracking, and remote sensing.
"The Huawei ME309-562 is yet another example of how we are innovating to deliver on the promise of the IoT," said Colin Kang, vice president of MBB and home devices, for Huawei Device in the USA. "As a company, Huawei has taken a leadership role in shaping industry standards for the IoT as well as making significant investments in product research and development."
In 2016, Huawei developed the industry's first support narrowband-IoT network chipset. Looking forward, Huawei says it will continue to invest in the IoT, with a focus on introducing eMTC VoLTE functionality to further expand IoT applications.
Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.