Utilities Companies Adopt Cost-Effective 5G and 4G IoT Connectivity For Smart Meters

To connect their smart meters, utilities companies are moving away from what they’ve traditionally used—mesh technology such as Wi-SUN® with distributed access points—toward 3GPP standardized 4G and 5G cellular. This is because the price of 4G LTE modules and chipsets has dropped significantly now that LTE networks are universally available and volume pricing has come … Read more

LTE for IoT Terms Explained in Sequans’ New Tech Dictionary

We’ve published a quick reference guide for some key LTE for IoT terms such eDRX, PSM, and Rock Bottom.  This living website dictionary highlights some key terms and will be expanded going forward. Our industry is known for its vast array of confusing acronyms and the dictionary was created to help bust some of the … Read more

Custom Technology Solutions by Sequans

Custom Technology Solutions by Sequans What can you do if you want to launch a new LTE product, but you want it to operate at a frequency other than what has been designated by the 3GPP as standard? Or, what if you want your LTE device to operate at ultra high speed or in a … Read more

Gemalto Takes Another Leap Forward in the LTE for IoT Market

Gemalto, an important and long-time partner of Sequans, just received Verizon’s stamp of approval for its LTE Cat M1 IoT module, the Cinterion EMS31, powered by Sequans Monarch LTE-M Platform. The new EMS31 IoT module, now certified by the world’s leading LTE network operator, simplifies the process off connecting devices to the IoT and ensures that … Read more

Sequans at CES 2017: LTE-M Market Momentum Accelerating

Huge momentum is building up around the LTE-M market and we believe it will be one of the hot topics this week in Las Vegas at International CES. Numerous consumer devices for the Internet of things with LTE connectivity (LTE for IoT) will be announced as the first of the world’s LTE-M networks are turned … Read more

Narrowband LTE: Which apps need Cat M1 and which need Cat NB1?

The 3GPP recently published Release 13 of the LTE standard, defining new narrowband categories of LTE for IoT: category M1, formerly known as eMTC, and category NB1, formerly known as NB-IoT. These new categories extend the market reach of LTE, enabling it to cost-effectively support lower data rate applications, including the extremely low power, sensing … Read more

LTE Cat M1 beginning to deploy, while LTE Cat 1 is spreading around the globe

Sequans was the first chipmaker to develop an LTE Cat M1/NB1 chip and recently brought its Monarch LTE Cat M1/NB1 solution to market. Based on release 13 of the 3GPP LTE standard that further refines LTE for use in IoT and M2M applications. While this new technology is beginning to deploy, and is ideal for ultra … Read more

Do We Need VoLTE Capability in IoT Applications?

It may seem counter to our perceptions of machine-to-machine communications that voice could be an aspect of these data-oriented applications, but in machine to human and human to machine communications such as command, control, and alerts, voice can be not only very useful, but cost-effective. The recognition of this fact has caused leading LTE for … Read more

Sequans Wins “Most Innovative IoT / M2M Strategy” Award

Sequans has won an industry award for having “the most innovative IoT /M2M strategy.”  Awarded by Light Reading at its annual Leading Lights awards program, held this year at the Field Museum in Chicago, Sequans was recognized as the vendor that has unveiled the most innovative internet of things / machine-to-machine (IoT/M2M) strategy during the … Read more