AT&T Unveils New LTE Modules for IoT, Boosts Efficiency and Battery Life of IoT Devices

By CIOReview | Tuesday, January 5, 2016
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DALLAS, TX: As IoT is constantly evolving and expanding in today’s world, it is essential to improve the performance of IoT devices to meet the needs of IoT applications. To this end, AT&T introduces new LTE modules that simplify and lower the cost of IoT devices.

The LTE enabled IoT offers a number of opportunities in the field of energy, agriculture, healthcare, security, retail and advertising by connecting those devices to the internet that have previously never been connected. LTE modules and chipsets are the new wave in the IoT device development making them more flexible and efficient.

The new modules can run on AT&T 4G LTE network, allowing IoT devices to efficiently transfer information. These modules come with built in GPS, voice, data and support both 3G and 4G networks for IoT devices. AT&T designed the LTE modules working with Wistron NeWeb Corp using an industry standard surface mount package. This design enables enterprises to build IoT devices that can interchange modules for various purposes. It can also transition to next generation modules.

While M14A2A LTE Only Category 1 is primarily focusing on cutting down battery drainage on idle mobile devices, M14Q2 Category 1 and M18Q2 Category 3 will add the benefit of a 3G fallback option as well as LTE connectivity.

"Businesses depend on IoT solutions for gathering real-time information on assets across the world. We're pleased to be able to facilitate the availability of cost-effective modules so our customers can deploy IoT solutions over the AT&T 4G LTE network. The new LTE modules help the battery life of IoT devices last longer so businesses can better serve their customers," says Chris Penrose, SVP, IoT, AT&T Mobility.