Quectel Wireless Solutions, a leading global supplier of Internet of Things (IoT) modules, today announced that its BG96 module is the first multimode LPWA module based on Qualcomm modem to receive official Type Approval (TA) from a major U.S. wireless network operator upon conclusion of comprehensive laboratory and field testing.
“The certification is a testament to Quectel’s commitment to delivering high quality and reliable services to our customers. Now customers using our 2G and 3G modules can accelerate their LTE Cat M1 deployment based on the BG96 modules,” said Patrick Qian, Quectel CEO.
BG96, designed for the global market, supports LTE Cat M1, NB-IoT and EGPRS. What’s more, GNSS (GPS, GLONASS, BEIDOU, GALILEO and QZSS) is also supported, which will help customers with location requirement on the compact design and low device cost.
Developed based upon Qualcomm’s multimode LTE modem MDM9206, BG96 features ultra-low power consumption, as well as extended indoor coverage with a 15dB coverage enhancement compared with GSM. Besides, it offers a maximum data rate of 300kbps downlink and 375kbps uplink, and can be applied to vertical segments requesting medium and low data rates.
According to Patrick:
“Quectel BG96 modules along with the LTE Cat M1 network will bring new possibilities for IoT innovators to develop devices for markets requiring low cost, mobility and longer battery life, such as smart metering, tracker, sharing bicycle and emergency alarm panel.”