Quick definition: LTE Cat-M2 is the second category of Long Term Evolution Machine Type Communication (LTE-M) standards. Like its predecessor, LTE Cat-M1, Cat-M2 is a variant of LTE technology specially adapted for the Internet of Things (IoT). Defined in 3GPP Release 14, Cat-M2 offers more than three times the bandwidth and several times the download and upload speed of Cat-M1.
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What Is LTE Cat-1?
LTE has more than 20 distinct User Equipment (UE) categories that define specific uplink and downlink capabilities. The lower the category number, the slower its data speeds are. This means LTE Cat-1 consumes less power and is less complex than higher LTE UE categories, making it better suited for battery-powered devices.
What Is LTE-M? Long Term Evolution for Machines Explained
These Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWANs) offer affordable and efficient connectivity for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Between its Power Saving Mode (PSM) and Discontinuous Reception (DRX), batteries in LTE-M devices can last 10 years or more.
What Is a Connectivity Management Platform (CMP)?
From a CMP dashboard, IoT manufacturers can do things like: Order SIMs and manage SIM contracts Control and monitor your available networks Define and regulate your devices’ data consumption Enable support teams to troubleshoot connectivity issues Change rate plan profiles