Telit, a global provider of technology to support the Internet of Things (IoT) has launched a new high-speed IoT Module that supports category 6 LTE and is targeted at the growing market of fixed wireless LTE broadband applications.
Telit plans to evolve the module as the LTE market moves forward, offering support now with cat 6 at 300Mbps, going up to cat 9 at 450Mbps and to cat 12 at 600Mbps in the coming years. The new module will launch with variants for the America carrier plans as they deploy cat 6 and higher and supporting services in their markets.
The module is designed to help with IoT networks fixed connections. The term “fixed wireless” refers to the delivery of internet services to permanent structures such as homes and businesses using wireless spectrum rather than fiber, cable or satellite technologies.
The new module series – the LE922A6 – will allow for the exploration of fixed LTE DSL either as alternative for fixed-line connectivity in rural and other areas lacking broadband infrastructure, or as back up, failover or enhancement to DSL connectivity with a hybrid solution combining xDSL IP streams with LTE. Telit believes that fixed wireless support for LTE cats 6/9/12 could be a more cost effective solution for extending service to places where it is challenging to lay fiber.
“The LE922A6 is a significant introduction for Telit. It marks a number of ‘firsts’ for us: first module in the new xE922 form factor, first product for the fixed wireless router and gateway market segment and of course, first LTE cat 6 module,” said Ronen Ben-Hamou, Telit Executive Vice President of Products and Solutions.
Residential routers equipped with the module can enable a solution for ISPs to deliver home phone service to customers. The new module can also be used in an end-product upgrade strategy to boost data throughput for network installations still running on DSL circuits. The company says with the broader adoption of LTE 6/9/12 there will be more ways for providers to explore using the LTE standard to deliver services wirelessly and at a lower cost.
The module is also available in Europe and Australia.