Telit, a company that specializes in the Internet of Things (IoT), announced that the company's FN980 5G module series — FN980 and FN980m — have received C-band certification from Verizon. Based on the new 3GPP Rel. 15 standard, the 5G modules enable bandwidth intensive IoT applications — including high-definition (HD) surveillance video and digital signage — to take advantage of Verizon's 5G Ultra-Wideband network in the C-band 5G spectrum.
The FN980 and FN980m series enable 3GPP 5G deployment scenarios and feature both sub-6 and mmWave technologies. The series also includes non-standalone LTE-5G NR dual connectivity (EN-DC), dynamic spectrum sharing between LTE and 5G, and full 5G NR standalone mode. The industrial-grade design is ideal for mission-critical applications that require maximum reliability, including industrial routers and gateways, fixed wireless access (FWA), professional mobile high-resolution video broadcasting equipment and more. In addition to C-band, both modules support sub-6 GHz FDD/TDD and LTE Category 20 – 7x carrier aggregation.
Designed for global use, the module series incorporate support for all scenarios prescribed by the 3GPP deployments of 5G, including non-standalone (NSA) LTE-5G NR dual connectivity (EN-DC), dynamic spectrum sharing between LTE and 5G, and full 5G NR standalone (SA) mode.
"Together with all these features and benefits, we are very excited to have our M.2 5G Mobile Broadband (MBB) modules — the award-winning FN980 and FN980m — certified for use on Verizon's C-band," said Jitender Vohra, senior director of carrier relations at Telit. "As we continue to lead the industry in technology evolution our FN980 series continues to expand the possibilities of network evolution to 5G and beyond."
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