CAT-1

 

Originally released in 2008, CAT-1 modules are specifically designed for IoT/M2M and cost less than regular LTE handset chips. CAT-1 still has enough throughput for IoT use cases with video streaming.

  • Widely deployed and available
  • Up to 10 Mbps download and 5 Mbps upload
  • Duplex (simultaneous) communication
  • Seamless mobility between cells
  • Low latency
  • Less complex and, as a result, costs less compared to regular LTE

CAT-M1

 

With power-optimizing technologies (PSM and eDRX) for long battery life and support for seamless mobility, CAT-M1 is the perfect choice for use cases with mobile devices that are not touched for years.

  • Deployed mainly in Americas, also available in Europe and APAC
  • Typically 1 Mbps download and upload
  • Half-duplex communication
  • Seamless mobility between cells
  • Substantially lower cost compared to regular LTE modules
  • PSM and eDRX support
  • Deep penetration of buildings and surfaces

NB-IoT

 

With low throughput and support for PSM and eDRX cycle, NB-IoT is the choice for use cases involving mostly stationary devices that transmit few data. 

  • Deployed mainly in Europe and APAC, also available in Americas
  • 250kbit/s download and upload
  • Half-duplex communication
  • No mobility support
  • Substantially lower cost compared to regular LTE modules
  • PSM and eDRX support
  • Deep penetration of buildings and surface

Top 3 LPWAN CAT-M/NB-IoT modules on our Networks

Quectel BG96
Quectel BG96
SARA-R4
u-blox SARA-R4
simcom_sim7000e-n
SIMCOM SIM7000E