Quectel Introduces Industry's First AT&T Certified LPWA Module

Quectel Wireless Solutions, a supplier of IoT modules has announced that AT&T has certified their new-generation LPWA module, the BG95-M3 for operation on it's LTE-M and NB-IoT networks. Being the industry's first cellular module based on the Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem that has earned AT&T's approval, the BG95-M3 will enable OEMs to immediately deploy a diverse range of IoT devices across North America. This will enable a wide variety of applications such as asset trackers, smart meters, smart city sensors as well as wearable trackers.

Targeting global markets, the BG95-M3 module is a highly-integrated variant supporting Cat M1, Cat NB2, EGPRS and integrated GNSS. Compared to its predecessor, the module complies with 3GPP Release 14 and delivers enhanced capabilities in power consumption, data rates, VoLTE, GNSS as well as hardware-based security.

With its ultra-low power consumption and many enhanced features, the BG95-M3 module will further enrich the IoT verticals that require low-power, wide-area connectivity with cost efficiency. Besides the BG95-M3, Quectel's BG95 family offers multiple variants for different regions and applications, which include the BG95-M1/M2/N1/M4/M5/MF. These modules follow the same certification path, have the same footprint and can replace each other without the need to change application designs.

The BG95-M3 module has also obtained worldwide regulatory and conformance certificates including FCC, IC, CE(RED), RCM, GCF and PTCRB, and will commence mass production in January 2020.