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T-Mobile US Approves Quectel’s Ultra-low Power NB-IoT Module

Quectel Wireless Solutions Co., Ltd. (Stock Code: 603236.SS), a global supplier of cellular and GNSS modules, announced today that its NB-IoT module BC66-NA has been approved by one of America’s largest carriers, T-Mobile US. This is T-Mobile’s first certificate for a Cat NB2 module that supports 3GPP Release 14 features like higher transport block size along with supporting bands 2, 4, 12, 66, 71 and 85.

As the new-gen multi-band LTE Cat NB2 module, BC66-NA is based on MediaTek MTK2625 chipset. Well received in North America, LATEM, EMEA and APAC, the single module is capable of making customers’ devices globally accepted.

BC66-NA works on LTE bands of B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B8/B12/B13/B17/B18/B19/B20/B25/B28/B66/ B71/B85 to support operators worldwide. The module features Power Saving Mode (PSM) and Extended Discontinuous Reception (e-DRX) to achieve extremely low power consumption. This will give systems integrators and IoT developers one more option to deploy applications that require long battery life such as wearables, smart metering, bike sharing, smart parking, and trackers. Additionally, it supports low voltage power supply ranging from 2.1V to 3.63V, allowing IoT devices to work normally even under low voltage.

Featuring an ultra-compact design, BC66-NA is compatible with Cat NB1 BC66, NB2 BC68 as well as GSM/GPRS M66 module, enabling easy migration at a lower cost. Adopting QuecOpen® solution, the module provides abundant external interfaces and protocol stacks as well as built-in eSIM, which will minimize application design for customers.

“As an expert in the NB-IoT field, Quectel provides a broad module portfolio boasting high-performance, ultra-low-cost and most importantly, the global certifications. Now millions of IoT devices worldwide have integrated our NB-IoT modules, accounting for a big part of the global market share,” said David Wei, Senior Product Manager at Quectel. “Leveraging the long list of BC66-NA’s certifications, the module is very suitable for customers who want to quickly expand the global market in the applications only asking for low data traffic and single text transmission.”

About Quectel

Quectel’s passion for a smarter world drives us to accelerate IoT innovation. A highly customer-centric organization, we create high-quality cellular and GNSS modules and antennas backed by outstanding support and services. Our growing global team of over 3000 professionals helps us reduce development time and ensures rapid delivery of our products to market. Listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (603236.SS), our international leadership is devoted to advancing IoT across the globe. For more information:, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.