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Deutsche Telekom certifies Telit NB-IoT modules

Steve Rogerson
July 11, 2019

Deutsche Telekom has NB-IoT certified Telit’s ML865C1-EA and ME910C1-WW modules, meaning the Italian company now has five modules certified for NB-IoT use on the German carrier's network.
This gives European integrators and OEMs opportunities for future-proofing their IoT investments, and increasing battery life and connectivity deep inside buildings.
The ML865C1-EA and ME910C1-WW are, respectively, for regional European and global IoT applications such as smart metering, security and surveillance, point of sale, health monitoring, fleet management, asset tracking and wearable trackers, and fitness and wellness devices.
Both modules are members of Telit's xE910 and xL865 families. As a result, many existing applications can be upgraded simply with a drop-in replacement of 2G, 3G and the various categories of LTE modules from the same family. With Telit's design-once-use-anywhere philosophy, developers can cut costs and development time by designing for the xE910 LGA and xL865 VQFN common form factors, giving them the freedom to deploy technologies and feature sets best suited to their target markets.
"Deutsche Telekom is committed to work with partners like Telit to connect enterprises to the opportunities of today and tomorrow,'' said Uday Patil, Deutsche Telekom’s lead of IoT devices. “Through our certification processes, we ensure that we provide best-in-class connectivity for our customers. Telit and its high-quality products are a strong addition to our rapidly growing portfolio of IoT certified modules.”
In September 2018, Deutsche Telekom NB-IoT certified the Telit ME910C1-E1, ME910C1-E2 and NE910C1-E1 modules. The ME910C1-E2, as well as the newly certified ML865C1-EA and ME910C1-WW, all support 2G fallback, which provides coverage in Europe and other geographies.
"With these additional certifications, Telit offers the market the widest selection of multi-mode modules approved for use on Deutsche Telekom's next-generation NB-IoT network," said Marco Argenton, head of product management for cellular at Telit. "This highlights Telit's longstanding partnership with Deutsche Telekom to give IoT integrators, providers and their customers the breakthrough foundational technologies they need to power innovation."