IoT technology lowers business costs and improves performance

2nd September 2016
Posted By : Daisy Stapley-Bunten
IoT technology lowers business costs and improves performance

This autumn, Sierra Wireless and AT&T will pilot next gen LTE-M network technologies. The pilot will spur LTE network connections for IoT devices. The Sierra Wireless LTE-M module will support the AT&T pilot with several technology leaders in the San Francisco Bay Area in November. LTE-M technology works specifically with IoT devices, such as smart meters, mHealth and wearables. AT&T plans to make the technology commercially available in 2017.

LTE-M technology benefits IoT:

  • lower costs for gateway modules to the LTE network
  • longer battery life; 10+ years for enabled IoT devices
  • better LTE coverage underground and in building areas that challenge existing coverage

“Our work with Sierra Wireless will help drive the benefits of LTE-M to a broad range of businesses and industries,” said Chris Penrose, SVP, Internet of Things Solutions, AT&T. “Our customers that use industrial, Smart Cities and wearable solutions are eager to tap into these new tools.”

“Millions of new IoT devices and services require low-power, low-cost cellular connectivity, which Low Power Wide Area technologies like LTE-M are designed to deliver,” said Dan Schieler, SVP, OEM Solutions, Sierra Wireless. “This pilot will show how LTE-M will connect a new generation of IoT applications.”

Sierra Wireless AirPrime LTE-M modules, part of the industry-leading HL series, are expected be commercially available in the first half of 2017. The HL series uses the CF3 form factor, which is footprint-compatible across product lines and network technologies. And it’s fully interchangeable with current and future modules, according to Sierra Wireless.

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