Verizon certifies Gemalto’s first Cat 1 LTE M2M solution for IoT

Gemalto has announced its Cinterion® Cat. 1 LTE M2M module is Verizon-certified to connect to the largest 4G LTE network in the U.S.

M2M and IoT device manufacturers currently using 2G or 3G technologies will now have a ruggedised industry connectivity solution for devices that require the performance and longevity of 4G networks. Machine to Machine (M2M) device makers leveraging the Verizon 4G LTE network have access to a future-proof Category 1 solution enabling highly efficient, cost optimised LTE connectivity and a quick go-to-market roadmap.

Gemalto and Verizon are addressing industry demands for M2M-optimised data speeds, small form factor, reduced latency and advanced power management to preserve battery life. The miniaturised module makes it ideal for Industrial IoT (IIoT) applications such as smart metering, tracking and tracing and smart manufacturing that require a small footprint. It is footprint-compatible with existing Cinterion® modules to allow a smooth migration with faster time-to-market and reduced development spends for customers.

Our leading 4G LTE network has consistently proven its reliability and strength nationwide. Gemalto’s module technology offers M2M/IoT customers seamless migration to the expansiveness and reliability of our network,” stated Ro McNally, vice president, Verizon Wireless.

Our LTE module along with Verizon’s network opens up new innovation possibilities for device makers and developers,” said Juan Carlos Lazcano, vice president of M2M at Gemalto. “By 2020, the installed base of the IoT will exceed 26 billion units worldwide. To support the industry, we are developing solutions like the Cat. 1 LTE module to help equipment manufacturers who need to connect and design intelligent products and optimise device lifecycles.”

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