Quectel Wireless Solutions, the global leading supplier of cellular and GNSS modules, today announced that its LTE Cat NB1 module BC66 has been certified by AT&T for operation on the carrier’s NB-IoT network.
This Type Approval will accelerate time-to-market for IoT integrators and providers in the U.S. who are looking to deploy IoT/M2M solutions requiring reliable low rate connectivity and ultra-low power consumption in verticals such as smart metering, street lighting, smart waste management, smart wearables, home appliances, security, asset tracking and more.
Based upon MediaTek MT2625 chipset, BC66 is a multi-band NB-IoT module designed for global markets, which supports B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B8/B12/B13/B17/B18/B19/B20/B25/B26/
B28/B66. The ultra-compact 17.7mm × 15.8mm × 2.0mm profile makes BC66 a perfect choice for size-constrained applications. In addition, it is pin-to-pin compatible with Quectel GSM/GPRS M66 module, providing a flexible and scalable platform for migration from 2G to NB-IoT network.
BC66 features Power Save Mode (PSM) and Extended Discontinuous Reception (e-DRX), which have the potential to enable decade-plus battery life. This is crucially important for infrastructures which usually need to serve for years, such as water meter, street lighting, smoke detector and manhole cover. Moreover, BC66 supports low power supply voltage of 2.1V~3.63V, making it ideally suited to IoT installations.
About Quectel Wireless Solutions
Quectel Wireless Solutions is the leading global supplier of 5G, LTE, LTE-A, LPWA, GSM/GPRS, UMTS/HSPA(+) and GNSS modules. As a professional IoT technology developer and cellular module supplier, Quectel is able to provide one-stop service for IoT cellular modules. Quectel products have been widely applied in IoT/M2M fields including smart payment, telematics and transport, smart energy, smart city, security, wireless gateway, industry, healthcare, agriculture and environment monitoring. For more information, visit Quectel's website, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter pages.
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