Telit Testing LTE Cat NB1 Modules on T-Mobile's Narrowband IoT Network

The testing for Telit’s Cat-NB1 modules on T-Mobile's Narrowband IoT network has started and is expected to launch nationwide by mid-2018. Narrowband IoT is a highly efficient form of spectrum and the globally preferred standard due to its many benefits like extended battery life, the ability to support massive scale and cost savings for customers. Telit's xE910 NB-IoT modules, which include variants in its popular xE910 form factor family, are expected to be certified and available in early 2018.

Commercial LTE Cat-NB1 service will help meet customer demand for a large number of use cases needing very low data traffic while requiring longevity, long battery life and support to massive IoT deployments like wide-area sensor networks and utility meters. With new modules supported by T-Mobile's expected NB-IoT IoT network, the thriving U.S. market will have all the ingredients to successfully launch cost and power sensitive products and services or to upgrade existing ones.

Telit offers device makers a robust, future-proof portfolio of modules and IoT solutions. With certified modules on T-Mobile's network, customers can access technology options that provide improved reliability and longer lifecycles for new products, as well as upgrades from 2G network technologies.

Key features of NB-IoT Modules from Telit include:

  • Half Duplex FDD
  • Single Rx
  • LTE UE Category NB1
  • Variant with 2G fallback
  • 3GPP release 13 compliant
  • 3GPP Release 12 Power Saving Mode (PSM)
  • 3GPP Release 13 Extended Discontinuous Reception (eDRX)
  • OMA Lightweight M2M (LWM2M)