Industry’s most advanced cellular IoT module now approved and ready to support Spark New Zealand IoT customers
Sequans’ 5G cellular IoT module, Monarch 2 GM02S, delivering LTE-M and NB-IoT connectivity, is now certified by Spark New Zealand and can be found on Spark’s official list of certified modules here. This latest certification by Spark New Zealand follows certifications by other leading operators, including Vodafone, AT&T (with FirstNet), T-Mobile, Verizon, NTT Docomo, KDDI, Deutsche Telekom, and Chunghwa Telecom.
Monarch 2 GM02S is the industry’s most advanced LTE Cat M1/NB1/NB2 connectivity solution. It is based on Sequans’ second-generation Monarch 2 chip platform, which is designed and optimized to support massive IoT. Monarch 2 provides significant improvements in performance and power consumption, while providing seamless migration for Monarch 1 customers because it is based on Sequans’ existing LTE-M/NB-IoT protocol stack—one of the most mature and proven in the entire LTE ecosystem. Monarch 2 GM02S features a very small yet cost-effective form factor and it is an ideal connectivity solution for a wide range of IoT applications, including utility meters, sensors, trackers, and wearables for applications including smart home, smart city, ehealth, industrial, agricultural, financial, and security.
Monarch 2 GM02S provides powerful support for integrated SIM (iUICC), enabled by its integrated and Common Criteria certified EAL5+ secure enclave that is standards-based and GSMA-compliant, providing highest-level security for IoT devices. Monarch 2 GM02S also includes Sequans’ Single-SKU™ RF front end, supporting deployment in any band worldwide, for true global deployment capability. A low-power application MCU allows customers to port their own code into the module via a feature rich SDK. On top of its ultra-low power consumption, Monarch 2 GM02S utilizes a single rail power supply starting at 2.2 V, the lowest voltage supported by any LTE-M/NB-IoT module in the industry today, thereby unlocking more battery efficiency and eBOM savings.
The Monarch 2 GM02S module has also received regulatory and industrial certifications from PTCRB, GCF, FCC/ISED, RED/UKCA, ACMA, JATE/TELEC, and NCC Taiwan. It has been shipping in volume since early 2021.