Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Deutsche Telekom certifies Telit NB-IoT modules

Steve Rogerson
September 6, 2018



Deutsche Telekom has NB-IoT certified Telit’s NB-IoT and LTE-M mobile IoT modules: the ME910C1-E1 and NE910C1-E1. The certification gives European organisations opportunities for future proofing IoT deployments, increasing battery life and ensuring reliable connectivity deep inside buildings.
 
Deutsche Telekom also certified the Italian company’s ME910C1-E2 for use on its network. Like the ME910C1-E1, the ME910C1-E2 is a mobile IoT module, but also includes quad-band 2G fallback for use in areas where NB-IoT service is yet to be deployed.
 
With the addition of the ME910C1-E1, NE910C1-E1 and ME910C1-E2 to the range of certified modules, European organisations have the flexibility to use Deutsche Telekom's NB-IoT networks as their business requirements evolve. Both modules include optional satellite positioning functionality (GNSS) especially important for mobile IoT applications requiring tracking and navigation features.
 
Mobile IoT standards that include NB-IoT deliver low-operating costs, low power modes and improved in-building penetration. The ME910C1 series multi-mode capability helps organisations extend geographic reach opportunities for IoT deployments with LTE-M networks in North America and other major markets.
 
The dual-band NE910C1-E1 is optimised for cost and power saving performance operating in NB-IoT-only mode offering IoT devices based on the xE910 form factor a drop-in to leverage the cost, power and in building penetrations advantages of NB-IoT.
 
"Deutsche Telekom is committed to secure best-in-class connectivity for its IoT customers by engaging with suppliers to assess and certify their mobile IoT modules," said Uday Patil and Miguel Rodriguez from Deutsche Telekom. “By using Deutsche Telekom certified modules, such as the Telit ME910C1-E1, ME910C1-E2 or NE910C1-E1, one can be reassured that key NB-IoT features interoperate well with our networks, offering the superior performance needed to deliver the business case of low-power wide area applications. Customers can reduce their time to market and integration costs by selecting certified modules and leverage the experience and technical consultancy of our teams, and of partners like Telit."
 
The three modules are members of Telit's xE910 family. All three versions can be applied as drop-in replacements in existing devices based on the family's modules for 2G, 3G and the various categories of LTE. With Telit's design-once-use-anywhere philosophy, developers can cut costs and development time by designing for the xE910 LGA common form factors, giving them the freedom to deploy technologies best suited for the application's environment.
 
"By certifying the Telit NE910C1-E1, ME910C1-E1 and ME910C1-E2 modules for use on its network, Deutsche Telekom is giving European organisations unprecedented flexibility to meet each IoT deployment's unique needs," said Marco Contento, Telit VP for product management. "As a result, smart meters, sensor networks, surveillance devices, point-of-sale terminals and other IoT devices now can take advantage of Deutsche Telekom's enterprise-grade networks and fast-expanding NB-IoT coverage."