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T-Mobile certifies Telit module for IoT Access packs

Steve Rogerson
June 28, 2017



T-Mobile has certified an LTE Cat 1 IoT module from Italian company Telit for use on its US 4G LTE network. The LE910-NA1 has also been added as an option for T-Mobile's IoT Access packs.
 
The module seamlessly enables industrial and consumer IoT applications, including asset tracking, alarm systems, telematics, retail applications and smart utility meters
 
It is said to solve a common problem for developers and integrators. Frequently, design teams developing IoT devices focus on the products' functional requirements but underestimate the complexities of wireless network compliance, such as RF equipment, testing and certification schedules. With the pre-certified module, developers eliminate these steps, resulting in faster time to market and lower development costs.
 
"We are proud to support T-Mobile's IoT Access packs with Telit's top LTE Cat 1 module, the popular LE910-NA1," said Dennis Kelly, vice president of Telit in the Americas. "The availability of this fully-certified module enables device makers to leverage the standard's current and future capabilities and accelerate the launch of IoT products powered by T-Mobile's nationwide 4G LTE network."
 
With T-Mobile's IoT Access packs, new and existing customers can get everything they need – including modules and data – to develop an IoT product. For a limited time, new and existing T-Mobile IoT customers can get unlimited data at 64kbit/s for $20 per year per device, with up to $16 per certified module covered via a bill credit from T-Mobile upon activation.
 
"Bringing a connected IoT solution to market can be complicated, but T-Mobile is turning the industry on its head," said Doug Chartier, senior vice president at T-Mobile. "With our low-cost IoT Access packs, customers can focus on developing their products for our 4G LTE network instead of worrying about managing their data usage."
 
The dual-mode LTE Cat 1 IoT module is positioned for developers and integrators looking to integrate future-proof low category LTE technology into their designs. Claimed benefits of the technology include significant bandwidth, longer product lifecycle, cost savings and an easy migration path to LTE from 2G and 3G in existing IoT devices.
 
With speeds of 5Mbit/s upload and 10Mbit/s download, the model supports LTE bands 2, 4, 5, 12 and 13 and 3G bands 2 and 5. The LE910-NA1 is a member of Telit's xE910 family of pin-compatible modules, which serve as a drop-in replacement in devices that are based on the family's 2G and 3G models.
 
Telit has announced the BlueMod+S42M, a Bluetooth Low Energy 4.2, standalone, single-mode module with embedded three-axis accelerometer, temperature and humidity sensors. The embedded sensors are suitable for high-value, fragile asset tracking, and time- or temperature-sensitive applications such as cold chain monitoring in the pharmaceutical and agriculture industries.