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History

To pursue their dream of helping to build a smarter world, eight pioneering engineers set out to provide unbeatable value to the global market by offering high performance, high-quality cellular modules: so, on 25 October 2010, Quectel was born in Shanghai

History and Milestones​

2020

  • Quectel’s own state-of-the-art factory commences production, with over 4 million units produced in November 2020 alone
  • International Organization for Standardization recognises Quectel’s data protection efforts with ISO27001 certificate
  • New R&D center opens in Vancouver

2019

  • New R&D center opens in Belgrade
  • Becomes global no.1 in revenues ($592m) and units shipped (76m)
  • Releases the world’s first 5G modules, helping to open up vast new possibilities in the IoT’s development
  • Joins 5GAA, helping to accelerate the connected automotive market
  • Listed on Shanghai Stock Exchange (stock code: 603236.SS)

2018

  • Total number of shipped units reaches 100m by June
  • Becomes first to market with C-V2X modules, paving the way for smart driving, connected roads and autonomous vehicles

2017

  • Another wave of modules is released to support LPWA, LTE-A and automotive, helping to lay the foundations for massive IoT

2016

  • Joins GSMA, the international association dedicated to development and adoption of cellular technology
  • Releases BC95, the world's first NB-IoT module to conform to the 3GPP R.13 standard
  • New offices open in the UK, Germany, Hungary and the USA
  • Awarded Shanghai Famous Trademark in recognition of high quality products and reliability

2015

  • Quectel achieves largest share of China’s domestic market
  • Quectel’s first smart IoT module is developed in under one month
  • Global footprint continues to expand with new offices in South Korea, Turkey and Israel

2014

  • Offices open in North America, Brazil and Denmark, bringing worldwide office total to 13
  • International Organization for Standardization awards Quectel ISO16949 approval, confirming quality requirements to supply the automotive industry
  • Becomes an approved supplier to AT&T, among the world’s largest MNOs
  • Wide range of new 2G, 3G, 4G and GNSS modules launched

2013

  • R&D investment increases with expansion of Hefei lab and research center
  • International expansion continues with offices in France, Poland and China’s Taiwan

2012

  • Quectel was named a High-Tech Enterprise, one of China’s most prestigious business awards
  • Expands international presence with offices in Australia and Russia
  • Joins Global Certification Forum, further demonstrating suitability for global markets through industry certification
  • Further investment in overseas production with cooperative factory in Brazil to meet international demand
  • International Organization for Standardization recognises Quectel’s commitment to industry standards with ISO9001:2008 approval
  • The next wave of products is released with several HSPA/UMTS/GNSS modules hitting the market

2011

  • Becomes world’s fastest-growing vendor of M2M modules
  • First overseas offices open in India, Singapore and Latin America
  • R&D center established in Hefei

2010

  • Establishes comprehensive national distribution system and makes significant progress towards readiness on a global scale
  • Quectel’s first GSM/GPRS module, the M10, begins mass production
  • Office opens in Shenzhen

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