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 on with Verizon Wireless leading the way. Sequans is driving this market and its LTE-M technology is inside many of these new devices, including-industrial IoT routers, modems, and all-in-one modules designed to answer the needs of IoT device makers building wearables, sensors and trackers of all kinds. It’s truly an exciting time to be an LTE-M chipmaker!
At CES, we will have on display several of the new devices in our meeting room at the Venetian. We are in Toscana 3603 on the third level near the Sands Expo. A few of the devices we will have on display are listed here:
1. Encore Networks EN- M Class LTE Cat M1 router
2. NimbeLink Skywire Cat M1 embedded modem
3. Link Labs LTE M1 Sensor Suite
4. Pycom FiPy 5-network IoT development board
5. SIMCom LTE for IoT module
6. Fibocom M210 Cat M1 module
7. Gemalto EMS31 Cat M1 module
See this page: LTE for IoT devices powered by Sequans
In Ericsson’s booth at CES a live demo of LTE Cat M1 featuring Sequans inside a Gemalto module is running. The demo depicts a fleet management application and shows a truck with sensors measuring conditions on the truck such as door ajar, accident notification, and temperature onboard—a key example of how Cat M1 LTE technology will operate in the industrial IoT.
Sequans’ customers have lost no time in building the world’s first LTE Cat M1 devices based on Sequans’ world-first LTE Cat M1 Monarch platform. Here is what a few of them are saying:
SIMCom: “We selected Sequans because they are a leader in LTE for IoT and because their chips have been proven in the field with operators around the world,” said Wendy Wang, General Manager, SIMCom.
Pycom: “FiPy was driven by demand for both LTE CAT M1 and LTE Cat NB1 and Sequans has brought the world’s first and most highly-optimized LTE Cat M1/NB1 chip to market,” said Fred de Haro, Pycom CEO. We are excited to incorporate the amazing Monarch chip into FiPy.
Gemalto: “The potential of next generation LTE technology to expand the IoT market presents an enormous opportunity for low power, low bandwidth Cat M1 devices,” said Andreas Haegele, SVP M2M at Gemalto. “Together with Sequans, Gemalto is continuing to deliver first to market IoT connectivity solutions that drive the market forward.”
2017 is going to be a banner year for LTE for IoT!
More announcements are coming in the days leading up to CES. Please check back here for updates or check our press release page.