u-blox LPWA IoT Chipset Receives AT&T Certification for LTE-M Networks

Wireless solutions pioneer, u-blox AG, has completed AT&T’s chipset verification process for the UBX-R5 multi-band Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) chipset platform to operate on the carrier’s LTE-M network for the Internet of Things. The chipset features end-to-end device security, data security, and access control management.

The u-blox UBX-R5 will help meet the demand for IoT-optimized chipsets with innovation in enhanced security and high levels of integration. Having the chipset on AT&T’s LTE-M network will contribute to a vibrant ecosystem that is critical to realizing the full potential of massive IoT deployment.

The UBX-R5 is a cellular chipset platform supporting LPWA LTE-M and NB-IoT technologies, optimized for long life cycle IoT applications such as smart metering, telematics, tracking, security systems, building automation, as well as smart lighting solutions and connected health. It implements key features of 3GPP Release 14, answering the need for longevity in IoT solutions.

The chipset also offers unmatched built-in end-to-end security thanks to a hardware-based root of trust (RoT) integrated in a discrete secure element compliant with EAL5+ High common criteria certification, which makes it ideally suited to protect sensitive assets and communications. The platform also offers integrated eSIM capability, offering customers SIM activation and subscription management options.

According to u-blox, completing AT&T’s ADAPT certification is a major milestone for the company on the way to commercial readiness of its SARA-R5 module series, the company’s flagship LPWA modules with secure cloud. With this certification, u-blox AG is now one step closer to bringing new SARA-R5 based IoT solutions to the North American market.