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Verizon certifies Telit modules for 4G LTE

Steve Rogerson
June 24, 2020



Verizon has certified Telit’s ME310G1 and ME910G1 IoT modules for use on its 4G LTE network.
 
Based on the Qualcomm 9205 LTE IoT modem, the modules are for smart utility metering, industrial sensors, wearable medical devices and other applications that require long battery life and reliable connectivity, including deep inside buildings.
 
The modules comply with 3GPP release 14 and support LTE UE category M1. Features include power saving mode and extended discontinuous reception to increase battery life, and a maximum coupling loss of up to +15dB or +20dB to ensure reliable indoor connectivity.
 
For applications also targeted at markets outside the USA, the certified ME310G1-WW and ME910G1-WW variants offer 2G fallback and extended coverage allowing devices to operate in all network conditions, mitigating coverage issues at cell edges and in other weak signal conditions, such as in deep indoor or underground environments.
 
For devices deployed globally or across multiple countries, when outside the USA, 2G fallback ensures connectivity where LTE-M and NB-IoT networks are not yet deployed on a national scale.
 
With their size of 13.1 by 14.3mm and 15 by 18mm, respectively, the ME310G1-W1 and ME310G1-WW are the smallest Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem-based modules to meet Verizon standards to date, making them suitable for integration in super-compact devices. They are members of Telit's xE910 family, so architects can upgrade their existing xE910-based designs.
 
"Verizon's LTE Cat-M1 certification of the Qualcomm Technologies-based ME310G1 and ME910G1 module series are the latest milestones in Telit's long standing relationships with both companies," said Brian Mecum, vice president at Verizon. "These modules will provide reliable cellular connectivity for the IoT market and ensure our customers have a quality product using the latest chipset on the best network."
 
Both the ME310G1 and ME910G1 support Verizon ThingSpace and include access to ThingSpace APIs for software management, diagnostics and security, all in a single platform, and Telit OneEdge integrated software and services with pre-packaged, secure, easy-to-use tools that simplify design, deployment and management of IoT products. OneEdge enables zero touch on-boarding, security built in at the point of manufacture and simplified enterprise integration.
 
"Telit's ME310G1 and ME910G1 modules lay the foundation for the massive IoT revolution, by enabling large-scale LTE-M and NB-IoT deployments of up to millions of devices," said Manish Watwani, chief marketing and product officer at Telit. "Together with Qualcomm's industry-leading LTE IoT modems, Telit is pleased to offer additional certified modules for deployment on Verizon's network."
 
Vieri Vanghi, vice president at Qualcomm, added: "The Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem is the gold standard for multimode LTE connectivity in IoT applications around the world, and we are proud to see that Telit's new modules based on Qualcomm Technologies' chipset have received this important certification on Verizon's network."