Sierra Wireless develops LPWA solutions
Written by: Philip Mason | Published:

Sierra Wireless has announced a range of low power wide-area solutions, developed to expand the company’s cellular footprint in the global IoT market.

The AirPrime HL and WP Series cellular modules, which are designed for Cat-M1 Cat-NB1 LTE networks, enable greater connectivity to ‘improve safety, efficiency and resource management of our planet.’ According to the company, they are the smallest embedded modules to be entirely interchangeable across 2G, 3G, 4G and LPWA technologies.

Sierra Wireless’ senior vice president of embedded solutions, Dan Schieler, said: “LPWA technologies eliminate many challenges because they allow cellular to address a broader range of use cases, making it cost effective to connect billions more devices.

“Our essential and smart application processing LPWA module options make it easy for existing customers to expand their deployments, and for new customers to begin designing connected IoT products in applications where cellular previously wasn’t a fit.”

The solutions support the 3GPP standard for LPWA technologies, something which Sierra has been helping to develop since 2010.

The HL Series for LTE Cat-M1 air interface is currently in carrier trials. The LTE Cat-NB1 air interface will be trialing with carriers soon. The WP Series will be available in 2018.

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