Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Top three US mobile networks certify Telit IoT modules

Steve Rogerson
September 5, 2019
IoT enabler Telit’s LE910C1-NF and LE910C4-NF modules have been certified for use on the three largest US mobile network operators. The certifications mean that OEMs can develop products for many verticals and use cases that can be immediately deployed across the mobile networks using a single SKU.
The LE910C1-NF provides 10Mbit/s download and 5Mbit/s upload LTE category-one speeds, suitable for trackers, telematics, navigation, digital signage, ATMs, kiosks and video capture devices. The LE910C4-NF provides LTE category-four speeds, 150Mbit/s download and 50Mbit/s upload, which are suitable for mobile broadband routers, gateways and streaming video applications.
Both modules support VoLTE voice and first responders with Band 14 connectivity, in addition to other LTE bands.
The modules have optional support for multi-constellation satellite positioning and navigation, capable of voice and data communications concurrent with GNSS operation. The embedded GNSS simultaneously supports GPS, Glonass, Beidou, Galileo and QZSS and offers differential GPS for better accuracy using SBAS and RTCM messages.
The two modules are part of Telit's xE910 module family, enabling OEMs to create products based on their existing xE910 designs. Both modules support Telit's AppZone application development environment. OEMs can also leverage the modules' LGA form factor, which enables automated assembly for mass production. Having the LGA mounting as part of a hardened design enables material savings beneficial to rugged devices for mission critical applications.
The LE910C1/C4 modules can be bundled with the Telit WE866C3-P 1x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac wifi plus Bluetooth and Bluetooth LE module. Combining LTE, wifi and Bluetooth supplies users with speed and flexibility to build several types of multi-connectivity IoT devices such as cellular connected wifi hot spots and IoT gateways.
Telit provides the required software drivers and AT commands to control both modules in multiple configurations such as station mode and access point mode. A microcontroller unit can connect to the internet and cloud to exchange IoT data.
The modules are available in different regional variants, all pin-to-pin compatible with each other, for use worldwide. They also support VoLTE for IoT applications that require voice calls, as well as 3G fallback for resilience.
"Telit customers can now quickly deploy market-leading LTE across the entire USA on the country's three largest networks using single-SKU products," said Manish Watwani, chief marketing and product officer for Telit. "This highlights Telit's close relationship with US operators and our leadership in providing our customers with solutions they can develop and deploy quickly and cost-effectively."