Gemalto LTE-M platform delivers ‘highly efficient’ 4G IoT connectivity 

Billions of new Internet of Things (IoT) devices are expected to grow before 2020, but the majority do not require the full capabilities of 4G cellular networks.

Emerging Low-Power Wide-Area wireless technologies allows devices to efficiently connect to existing 4G networks.

Gemalto’s LTE Cat M1 IoT module expands the use of cellular connections in applications such as security systems, points of sale, vending and eHealth solutions.

Over the lifetime of the device, this module supports remote device updates and quality of service management.

It also features a proprietary solution for exceptionally quick wake-up times that are 15 times faster than traditional solutions.

Andreas Haegele, senior vice president for IoT products at Gemalto, said: “The Cinterion LTE-M platform blends efficient connectivity and streamlined design to enable and accelerate new IoT applications and improve the total cost of ownership.”

Written from press release by Leah Alger