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u-blox CAT 1 and CAT 4 Solutions for Universal LTE Connectivity Available Through Symmetry Electronics

Los Angeles, CA (February 23, 2024) – Available through Symmetry Electronics, the u-blox Category 1 (CAT 1) and Category 4 (CAT 4) LARA-L6, LARA-R6, and LENA-R8 modules offer a compact design and universal LTE connectivity for achieving seamless communication in IoT and connected devices, ideal for applications and solutions including asset tracking, telematics, video surveillance, and more.

LARA-L6 LTE Cat 4 modules elevate connectivity with multi-mode capabilities. The products stand as the world's smallest LTE Cat 4 module, boasting global coverage and extensive certifications from mobile network operators (MNOs), making them a top choice for compact and globally applicable wireless solutions. Supporting LTE Cat 4, the series provides developers with impressive data rates up to 150 Mbit/s downlink and 50 Mbit/s uplink. This approach allows flexibility in selecting the right level of connectivity for their specific applications.

The LARA-R6 series offers both global and multi-regional coverage in a compact for streamlining logistics and enhancing design flexibility. Each of the LARA-R6 modules supports receive-diversity, making them ideal for diverse applications with demanding performance requirements, especially in challenging coverage conditions or those needing voice functionality via VoLTE.

LENA-R8 modules stand out as a powerful Cat 1 bis solution. With support for LTE Cat 1, it ensures reliable connectivity for applications such as asset tracking, industrial automation, and smart meters. It offers 14 LTE and four 2G bands that reduce logistics complexity for IoT devices deployed in diverse regions. Tailored for value-oriented IoT products, particularly in tracking, telematics, and applications requiring extensive global coverage, these modules provide broadband support with 2G fallback, ensuring optimal roaming coverage.

As the demand for universal LTE connectivity grows, u-blox's LENA-R8, LARA-R6, and LARA-L6 family of products emerge as groundbreaking solutions. Their efficient connectivity and versatility features make them the go-to choice for developers looking to create innovative and reliable solutions.

Learn more: View Product Details | Achieve Universal LTE Connectivity with Some of the World’s Smallest Cat 1 and Cat 4 Solutions from u-blox

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About Symmetry Electronics Team

Established in 1998, Symmetry Electronics is a focused global distributor of wireless connectivity solutions, sensors, and audio-video technologies. Offering comprehensive design support and available-to-ship inventory, Symmetry is committed to helping engineers accelerate time to market, reduce costs, and offer modern solutions for their IoT designs. Acquired by Berkshire Hathaway company, TTI, Inc. in 2017, Symmetry Electronics is part of the Exponential Technology Group (XTG) – a supergroup of electronic component distributors and engineering services firms working together to advance the electronics industry. For more information, visit

About u-blox

u-blox (SIX:UBXN) provides semiconductor chips, modules, and IoT services that reliably locate and connect every thing. Our cutting-edge solutions drive innovation for the car of the future and the Internet of Things. Headquartered in Thalwil (Zurich), Switzerland, we have a global presence of 1,400 experts who enable our customers to build solutions for a precise, smart, and sustainable future.

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