CAT M1 is (Almost) Here! NimbeLink Skywire CAT M1 modem will be released when Verizon launches their network
On September 1, Verizon announced the launch of their Cat M1 network, expected by the end of this year. That’s sooner than a lot of people expected, but for those developing applications for the Internet of Things (IoT) it’s not a moment too soon. Cat M1 fills a gap in the range of available cellular services, providing a low-cost option for cellular connectivity on Verizon’s state-of-the-art LTE network. Cat M1 offers a smaller bandwidth than previous services, but its relatively narrow bandwidth is more than adequate for many IoT applications. Another advantage of Cat M1 is its low power requirements, beneficial for all applications but especially for remotely located sensors or devices powered by batteries.
So, if you are developing IoT applications, there’s your network. Now all you need is a Cat M1 modem, and that’s the other good news. NimbeLink will be releasing a Skywire Cat M1 modem by the time Verizon launches their Cat M1 network. “We will be ready when the network is ready, and we have the products and tools to help our customers be first to market,” says NimbeLink CEO Scott Schwalbe.
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