Telit NB-IoT Modules Get Certified for Use in Europe and China

Telit’s LTE Category NB1 (NB-IoT) modules have received GCF certification for European and Chinese markets. The single-mode NE866B1-E1 and NL865B1-E1 modules received the certification upon conclusion of extensive laboratory and field testing under multiple networks by two of Europe's largest mobile operators. GCF certification is voluntary and means that IoT integrators and providers looking to deploy cellular-connected devices are assured modules will inter-operate across the vast landscape of mobile networks worldwide.

The modules are also in the final stages of Radio Equipment Directive (RED) and China Compulsory Commission (CCC) certifications, mandatory for deployment in European and Chinese markets respectively.

The NE866B1 and NL865B1 are the first modules in the market to undergo the full breadth of testing and evaluations under the now-mature guidelines and specifications for NB-IoT interoperability by GCF. They were evaluated in labs and field trials under different major networks in Germany, Spain and UK.

The dual-band NE866B1-E1 and NL865B1-E1 modules are ideal for new space constrained products and also to extend the life of existing xE866 and xL865-powered devices in market with the extended longevity of the LTE Cat NB1 standard. Typical application areas well suited for the compact modules include smart buildings and cities, smart agriculture, waste collection, healthcare and remote monitoring including smart meters in the utilities sector. When used as an upgrade for existing applications designed in 2G, 3G, or LTE Cat 1, the target device can be NB-IoT revitalized with little to no redesign impact.

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