T-Mobile Certifies Sequans Monarch 2 GM02S LTE-M/NB-IoT Module
November 1, 2022

Industry’s most advanced cellular IoT solution now ready to connect T-Mobile IoT customers

Sequans’ 5G cellular IoT module, Monarch 2 GM02S, delivering LTE-M and NB-IoT connectivity, is now certified by T-Mobile and ready to bring new IoT devices to life for T-Mobile customers. Find it here on T-Mobile’s list of certified devices. Following earlier certifications by AT&T and Verizon, Monarch 2 GM02S has now been certified by all three major USA operators, along with other leading operators around the world, including Vodafone, NTT Docomo, KDDI, Deutsche Telekom, Spark New Zealand, and Chunghwa Telecom. Monarch 2 GM02S is a global cellular IoT connectivity solution.

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 5G 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) and integrated eSIM (ieUICC), 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.

Monarch 2 GM02S module and its accompanying full-featured evaluation kit, Monarch 2 GM02S NEKTAR EVK, can be purchased today from MouserDigiKeyAvnet  and Richardson RFPD.

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