Quectel Receives T-Mobile US Certifications for LTE Cat 1 and Cat 4 Modules

Quectel Receives T-Mobile US Certifications for LTE Cat 1 and Cat 4 Modules

Quectel Wireless Solutions announced that T-Mobile US has certified the eight variants of Quectel’s best-selling LTE EC2x family.

The approved modules are:

·EC21-A LTE Cat 1 module
·EC21-A Mini PCIe Cat 1 module
·EC25-A LTE Cat 4 module
·EC25-A Mini PCIe LTE Cat 4 module
·EC25-AF LTE Cat 4 module
·EC25-AF LTE Cat 4 data-only module
·EC25-AF Mini PCIe LTE Cat 4 module
·EC25-AF Mini PCIe LTE Cat 4 data-only module

Delbert Sun, Product Director, Quectel, said:

“We are proud to provide North American customers with the broadest LTE portfolio supporting diversified features. Now with the approvals, our LTE modules are immediately available for operation on T-Mobile US’ reliable 4G LTE network, which will significantly result in faster time-to-market and lower development costs for IoT developers and integrators in North America.”

The certified products are dual-mode modules pin-compatible with each other, with EC21-A and EC25-A series supporting LTE bands of B2/B4/B12 and WCDMA bands of B2/B4/B5, as well as data and voice connection.

Featuring cost-effectiveness, low-power LTE connectivity and optional integrated GNSS, EC21-A in both LCC and Mini PCIe form factor deliver peak data rates of 10Mbps downlink and 5Mbps uplink, and are ideal choice for IoT verticals that are not reliant on high speed connectivity, such as smart metering, wearable devices, environmental monitoring, asset tracking, fleet management, security and alarm systems.

While the EC25-A series offer 150Mbps downlink and 50Mbps uplink peak data rates, they can be adopted by IoT developers who are looking for high-speed and reliable connectivity in segments like industrial router, industrial PDA, rugged tablet PC, video surveillance and digital signage.

Furthermore, the EC25-AF and EC25-AF Mini PCIe series (both data-only and “data + voice” versions) support 4G frequency bands of B2/B4/B5/B12/B13/B14/B66/B71 as well as 3G fallback on bands B2/B4/B5. This ensures that EC25-AF series can operate on mainstream carriers in North American region with one SKU, such as T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon. Moreover, the EC25-AF series support multi-carrier switch by detecting (U)SIM card. The availability of First Net B14 makes them ideal for public safety use cases.

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