LTE Blog

Nov 29, 2018

Why Cellular IoT is the Only Option for Wearables

The wearable device market has grown tremendously over the last six years, from just $750 million in 2012 to almost $6 billion today. Following their rollout out last year, LTE-M and NB-IoT networks have matured,...
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Oct 15, 2018

Integrated SIM will be a Gamechanger for Cellular IoT

There were numerous innovations demoed and discussed at this year’s MWC Americas. However, AT&T’s announcement with G+D and Altair of the development of the first MNO-grade integrated SIM, for deployment across cellular LPWA networks, generated...
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Sep 23, 2018

MWC Americas Takeaway: Introducing the Integrated SIM

Earlier this month, the Altair team was once again thrilled to head to Los Angeles for the second MWC Americas exhibition. We joined 22,000 participants from more than 100 countries to view and discuss the...
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Sep 06, 2018

With LTE-M and NB-IoT You’re Already on the Path to 5G

This week, Altair is pleased to share a guest blog post by Gus Vos, Chief Engineer, Technology Standards for Sierra Wireless.   With recent demonstrations of 5G having taken place as recently as the Olympic Winter Games and Superbowl LII,...
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Aug 14, 2018

Opportunity Knocks for Chipset Providers as China Rethinks Cellular IoT Strategy

When the new generation of Cat-M1 (LTE-M) and NB-IoT networks began rolling out, there was considerable speculation as to which markets would push forward each technology. The two largest U.S. carriers decided to prioritize Cat-M1...
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Jul 30, 2018

How to Design Low Power IoT Applications Part 2: Optimizing the Non-optimal

In our last blog post, we looked at the first steps to developing low powered IoT devices. This installment will focus on one specific IoT scenario and how it can be optimized for battery life...
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Jul 23, 2018

How to Design Low Power IoT Applications Part 1: KPIs and Low Power Techniques

In our latest webinar How to Design Low-Power IoT Applications, Dima Feldman, Altair’s Head of Product Management, takes us through the steps necessary for designing and deploying low-powered IoT applications. In this first part of...
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Jun 18, 2018

Q&A with Mehul Udani on Murata, Altair and Cellular IoT

In February, Murata Electronics, a global leader in enabling embedded modules, announced it was teaming with Altair to develop its first cellular IoT solutions. Three months on, we caught up with Mehul Udani, Murata’s Director...
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Jun 12, 2018

450 MHz – Unsung Hero of Cellular IoT

In the general clamor surrounding cellular IoT connectivity, it’s easy to overlook some of those key components that may not receive the attention they deserve. One example is the 450 MHz spectrum, currently utilized for...
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May 24, 2018

Designing Low Power IoT Applications? Ask the Experts Part 2: LPWA Technology Features and Data Management

Did you read our first blog, summarizing the questions and answers around Low Power IoT applications? In the second installment, we summarize additional answers from Altair’s Director of Product Management Dima Feldman, together with Bryan...
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May 11, 2018

Designing Low Power IoT Applications? Ask the Experts Part 1: 5G LPWA and Low Power Modes

Altair Semiconductor was once again delighted to team up with Sierra Wireless for a second webinar focusing on low-powered LTE-M and NB-IoT applications. In this episode – LPWA Expert Panel: Answering Your Questions on Designing...
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Apr 08, 2018

Industry Experts Answer Your LPWA Questions

This week, Altair is pleased to share a guest blog post by Gus Vos, Chief Engineer, Technology Standards for Sierra Wireless.   Our recent webinar, Designing Low-Power Applications for LTE-M and NB-IoT LPWA Networks, sparked a...
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Mar 27, 2018

For Vehicle Telematics, Cellular IoT is the Only Option

With the continued rollout of new LTE-M and NB-IoT networks, increasingly more vertical industries are recognizing and adopting cellular IoT as the most viable solution for IoT connectivity. This is especially true for the aftermarket...
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Mar 07, 2018

MWC Reflections: Cellular IoT, 5G and a Changing Industry

After months of planning, the Altair/Sony team was thrilled to head to Barcelona for the world’s largest mobile event. This year, Mobile World Congress included 107,000 visitors from 205 countries and territories. More than 2,400...
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Feb 20, 2018

Thoughts from the Field: an interview with Brendan Schaffer, Director of Business Development at Sony Semiconductor

Brendan Schaffer, Director of Business Development at Sony Semiconductor, has been with Altair for over seven years. In that time, he has seen the company evolve from a young broadband LTE startup into an internationally...
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Jan 29, 2018

Cellular LPWA Moves IoT Vision Closer to Reality

The vision of smart connected IoT devices is quickly becoming a reality.  The promise of billions of devices, deployed in any location and seamlessly interacting, is now enabled by the latest generation of cellular LPWA...
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Jan 18, 2018

5 CES 2018 Takeaways: What’s next for LTE and IoT?

Every year, CES gets bigger and crazier. Navigating 11 Vegas venues, 2.6 million square feet (241,548 square meters) of exhibition space with 180,000 people, and dealing with taxi lines and Uber cancellations is not for...
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