Quectel Ultra-low Power NB-IoT Module Receives T-Mobile Certification in the US

Quectel Wireless’ NB-IoT module BC66-NA has now been approved by T-Mobile US, one of America's largest carriers. This is T-Mobile's first certificate for a Cat NB2 module which supports 3GPP Release 14 features like higher transport block size along with supporting bands 2, 4, 12, 66, 71 and 85. As the new-gen multi-band LTE Cat NB2 module, the BC66-NA is based on MediaTek MT2625 chipset. Well received in North America, LATEM, EMEA and APAC, the single module is capable of making customers' devices globally accepted.

It works on LTE bands of B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B8/B12/B13/B17/B18/B19/B20/B25/B28/B66/B71/B85 to support operators worldwide. The module features Power Saving Mode (PSM) and Extended Discontinuous Reception (e-DRX) to achieve extremely low power consumption, which gives systems integrators and IoT developers one more option to deploy applications that require long battery life such as wearables, smart metering, bike sharing, smart parking and trackers. Additionally, it supports low power supply voltage ranging from 2.1V to 3.63V, allowing IoT devices to work normally even under low voltage.

Featuring an ultra-compact design, the BC66-NA is compatible with Cat NB1 BC66, NB2 BC68 as well as GSM/GPRS M66 module, enabling easy migration at a lower cost. Adopting the QuectOpen solution, the module provides abundant external interfaces and protocol stacks as well as built-in eSIM, which will minimize application design for customers.

As a forerunner in the NB-IoT field, Quectel provides a broad module portfolio boasting high-performance, ultra-low cost and most importantly, the global certifications. Now millions of IoT devices worldwide have integrated our NB-IoT modules, accounting for a big part of global market share. Leveraging the long list of BC66-NA's certifications, the module is very suitable for customers who want to quickly expand global market in the applications only asking for low data traffic and single text transmission.