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Sprint certifies Telit LTE Cat 11 module

Steve Rogerson
October 9, 2018



Sprint has certified Italian company Telit’s LM940 LTE Category 11 module, which is suitable for enterprises that want to use Sprint's network for primary or backup connectivity for remote office routers, gateways and other bandwidth-intensive applications.
 
With support for up to 600Mbit/s downlink and 75Mbit/s uplink, the module has a mini PCIe form factor and support for all LTE Cat 11 capabilities, including mimo and carrier aggregation for better performance and reliability. It also includes multi-constellation satellite positioning (GNSS) embedded functionality and 20 LTE bands, plus five 3G bands to support the Sprint network as well as global use.
 
In 2017, Sprint certified the LE910C1-NS LTE Cat 1 module for use on its network. It remains the only LTE embedded module that Sprint has approved. With the LM940, Telit says it has the carrier's most advanced portfolio of certified IoT modules and data cards. The addition of the high-speed LM940 is an important step in the road to 5G.
 
"With the Telit LM940, Sprint's enterprise customers now have an LTE Cat 11 option for bandwidth-intensive applications such as enterprise SD-WAN with LTE, remote-office connectivity, mass transit transportation and video surveillance," said Manish Watwani, Telit executive vice president of global product management. "As the first in a series of high-speed products to be certified, the LM940 is the latest example of Telit's role as a trusted supplier of industry-first solutions to both Sprint and its enterprise customers."
 
The module has a power-efficient platform and is suitable for commercial and enterprise applications in the network appliance and router industry, such as branch office connectivity, LTE failover, digital signage, kiosks, pop-up stores, vehicle routers and construction sites.
 
The module includes Linux and Windows driver support. The product family also includes the LM960, Gigabit LTE data card (Cat 18), which is compatible with the LM940.