Quectel’s LTE Cat 6 Modules Certified for IoT Applications in Australia

Quectel Wireless Solutions has announced that Telstra has certified its EG06-EEM06-EEP06-E 4G/3G, and EG06-AUTL modules for operation on the carrier's commercial network in Australia. The new LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) module approvals can accelerate time to market for customers deploying high-speed wireless connectivity in mobile and fixed IoT applications.

Based on Qualcomm's 9x40 chipset and in compliance with 3GPP R.11 standard, the modules support 256QAM and 2xCA and have been certified as LTE Cat.13 (DL) and Cat.6 (UL), achieving speeds of 390Mbps DL and 50Mbps UL respectively. The modules offer high speed USB3.0/USB2.0 connectivity, 4G voice (VoLTE and E000 Call) and integrate multi-constellation GNSS receiver. 

Part of Quectel's broad LTE-Advanced portfolio, the modules are pin-compatible with Quectel's respective Cat 12, Cat 18 and Cat 20 modules facilitating ease of migration across the range. The EG06-E and EG06-AUTL modules have an LGA footprint, suitable for PCB soldering, while the EP06-E and the EM06-E follow the MiniPCIe and M.2 standard respectively. Ex06-E modules address European, EMEA, Brazilian and majority of APAC frequency bands while EG06-AUTL supports LTE B3/B7/B28. The modules are ideal for various applications that demand higher-speed content delivery, such as routers, laptops, PCs and others.