Quectel Wireless Solutions, a leading global supplier of IoT module has got AT&T certification for its new-generation of LPWA module the BG95-M3 for operation on the carrier’s LTE-M and NB-IoT networks. It’s the industry’s first cellular module based on the Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem that has got AT&T’s approval.
BG95-M3 will allow OEMs to deploy a diverse range of IoT devices across North America and this will enable a wide variety of applications such as asset trackers, smart meters, smart city sensors, and wearable trackers. BG95-M3 module is a highly-integrated variant that supports Cat M1, Cat NB2, EGPRS, and integrated GNSS. Besides, it complies with 3GPP Release 14 and delivers enhanced capabilities in power consumption, data rates, VoLTE, GNSS and hardware-based security.
The enhanced features of the module promise to enrich the IoT verticals that need low-power, wide-area connectivity, and cost-efficiency. The BG95-M3 offers multiple variants for different regions and applications, which include BG95-M1/M2/N1/M4/M5/MF with the same certification path and same footprint. Also, these modules can replace each other without changing the application designs. The BG95-M3 module has also got worldwide regulatory and conformance certification including FCC, IC, CE (RED), RCM, GCF, and PTCRB. The mass production of the module will begin this month.