Why Your IoT Solution Needs LTE-M Next – Gen Connectivity
LTE-M brings new standards for IoT networking by prioritizing low cost, low power, minimal infrastructure, robust reach over massive distances, and scalability advantages for large deployments. Additional benefits gained from LTE-M include:
- Low Cost Modules: Up to 50% reduction in module costs over comparable IoT devices.
- Existing Infrastructure: LTE-M can piggyback on existing LTE networks.
- Extended Battery Life: Up to 10x improvement in battery longevity with the use of ‘sleep mode’ or PSM, as in power saving mode. Access to optimal coverage (multiple networks, no steering) minimizes battery drain, as does leveraging network location (coarse location) rather than using always-on GPS-based location functionality.
- Better Indoor / Underground Penetration: Lower MHz channels provide better penetration.