ThingSpace Ready is Verizon’s IoT Accelerator program for OEMs, who are the key players when it comes to the IoT space.

The OEM’s have several channels to market, including directly to the Enterprises, through System Integrators and distributors to the Enterprises, and directly through the carriers. ThingSpace Ready was created for two key reasons:

  • The uptake of IoT connections continues to demonstrate slower than anticipated growth.
  • To respond to the programs and incentives being provided by our competitors in the IoT space.

What It Is

ThingSpace Ready:

  • Allows easier onboarding for OEMs on the Verizon network.
  • Provides key advantages to the OEM, mainly significant cost savings and reduced time to market.
  • Accelerates the entire process of OEMs launch of an IoT device, from design through to activation on the cellular network.
  • Partners have been identified to provide the biggest advantages to the OEM’s, from price, to acquisition, and integration.
  • Helps the OEM to navigate through the many suppliers, and cost models that exist throughout the entire IoT Eco-System.
  • Provides services and incentives from partners as well as Verizon.

Components

The components are provided by Verizon directly, or through a ThingSpace Ready partner:

  • Design Houses (partners)
  • Module Vendors (partners)
  • SIM Providers (partners)
  • Certification (Verizon)
  • Distribution
  • Pricing & Activation (Verizon)
  • Lifecycle (Verizon)
  • Initial focus of the program is the Hardware components, but will later add System Integrators and Cloud Providers.
  • Transparent pricing for modules and SIMS is provided from our partners.

Incentives

The following incentives are available to OEMs using the Verizon ThingSpace Ready program:

  • Up to 100 hours of design credits through a ThingSpace design house partner (estimated $20K savings)
  • Pre-negotiated module pricing from the ThingSpace vendors
  • Pre-negotiated pricing on SIM cards
  • Free device certification through December 31, 2018

Verizon is offering a $1.50 per device Bill Initiated Credit/Rebate to incent OEMs to launch devices using the Verizon network. Credit gets applied after device has been active on the network for 90 days.

Availability of additional ThingSpace services such as:

  • Diagnostics
  • FOTA
  • Location
  • Security

Note: Incentives and Benefits Are Only Available through ThingSpace Ready.

Sequans EZLInkTLE VZM20Q Module

The VZM20Q EZLinkLTE module is an all-in-one, single-mode LTE-M module certified compliant with Verizon Wireless Open Network specifications, operating on LTE bands 4 and 13. It is based on Sequans’ Monarch Platform, the world’s most highly optimized LTE-M chip for IoT devices. VZM20Q integrates Monarch with all other elements necessary for a complete LTE modem system. These include an LTE-optimized transceiver, a complete dual-band RF front-end for bands 4 and 13, key interfaces, all in a single compact LGA package. Sequans’ VZM20Q EZlinkLTE module is one of the industry’s most complete LTE IoT solutions and it is ideal for adding LTE connectivity to M2M and IoT devices such as trackers and sensors. It is an ultra-compact, high performance solution, delivering a perfect blend of LTE features and ultra-low power consumption.

  • Verizon Wireless certified and ThingSpace Ready
  • 3GPP LTE Release 13 CAT M1, half duplex FDD, 375 Kbps downlink and 300 Kbps uplink
  • Operates with a single LTE antenna on LTE bands 4 and 13
  • Ultra small 20 x 21 x 1.5 mm LGA module
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Sequans Monarch SiP

Monarch SiP is a system-in-package (SiP) LTE-M/NB-IOT developed by Skyworks and Sequans for ultra small IoT devices. It combines Skyworks’ LTE universal, multi-band RF front-end module with Sequans’ Monarch LTE-M/NB-IoT Platform in a new, ultra compact SiP that enables worldwide deployment and roaming capability in a Single-SKU™. Monarch SiP achieves a very high level of integration whereby baseband, RF transceiver, power management, RF front-end, RAM memory, and most of the required passives, are integrated into a 8.8 x 10.8 x 0.95 mm package for the world’s smallest and thinnest global LTE solution.

  • Verizon Wireless certified and ThingSpace Ready
  • 3GPP Release 13, upgradable to Release 14
  • Ultra small and thin 8.8 x 10.8 x 0.95 mm package
  • Programmable RF filtering for global band support in a Single-SKU
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