Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), announced that its ME310G1 and ME910G1 modules have been certified by the FCC for use on the Anterix U.S. 900 MHz network. Anterix is the largest holder of licensed spectrum in the 900 MHz band, with nationwide coverage throughout the United States, Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico.
Geared toward private LTE for critical infrastructure, the 900 MHz FCC certification on Anterix's network represents another important milestone for Telit in the support of utilities, transportation and other critical infrastructure industries. The ME310G1 and ME910G1 modules are already FCC-approved for both LTE-M and NB-IoT across numerous other MNO networks in the U.S. And now, the U.S. 900 MHz broadband service band is part of Telit's global configuration and FCC certifications.
Carlos L'Abbate, Chief Technology and Engineering Officer at Anterix said that the announcement further expands the utility industry's ability to leverage the tremendous benefits of 900 MHz private LTE, a foundational element of a reliable and secure electric grid. As Anterix continues to collaborate with Telit to help achieve their vision beyond these milestone agreements, they believe this collaboration will also drive the utility sector's collective adoption of 900 MHz private LTE.
The ME310G1 and ME910G1 modules are based on the Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem for worldwide LTE-M and NB-IoT operations including the U.S. 900 MHz band. Additional certifications for the U.S. 900 MHz band are in process for Telit's modules based on the Qualcomm 9207 LTE modem.
Vieri Vanghi, Vice President, Product Management at Qualcomm Europe stated that the low-power Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem is purpose-built and ideally suited for critical infrastructure applications with on-chip compute, communication and security capabilities. They are pleased to work with Anterix and Telit in enabling reliable and secure private LTE networks based on the Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem for LTE-M and NB-IoT operations.
Jitender Vohra, Director of Product Marketing, North America at Telit commented that securing FCC certification of their ME310G1 and ME910G1 modules for use on Anterix's spectrum provides customers with expanded offerings for private IoT networks and is an important achievement to unlock private LTE for critical infrastructure applications. They have been touting this as the year of massive IoT and with a growing number of utilities, transportation and other critical infrastructure industries deploying IoT applications and services, we are pleased to be collaborating with Anterix to provide a beneficial solution.
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