LTE IoT BLOG

May 13, 2019

Getting up to Speed on 450MHz

By Igor Tovberg, Director of Product Marketing   450MHz is a frequency with a rich history that continues to revolutionize the world of cellular connectivity. Buzz around its latest implementation, with CAT-M and NB-IoT, comes...
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Mar 18, 2019

MWC19 Takeaways: Forget the 5G hype, IoT is already here!

By Dima Feldman, Director, Head of Product Management   This year, the Altair team once again headed off to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress. With more than 100,000 attendees from almost 200 countries, and over...
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Mar 14, 2019

For IoT Security, an Integrated SIM Makes Common Sense

By Avishay Shraga, Head of Security Technologies   Previously, we examined the benefits of the integrated SIM (iSIM) and how it will help simplify the development process of new IoT applications, while reducing costs and...
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Nov 29, 2018

Why Cellular is the Only Option for IoT Wearables

The IoT 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...
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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, interest...
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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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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 Questions About LPWA Solutions

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 flood...
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Mar 27, 2018

Cellular IoT Vehicle Telematics 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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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 Technologies Move 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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Dec 18, 2017

CAT-M1 or NB-IoT? The Polls Say, Go for Both

As the adoption of the next generation of cellular IoT networks continues, it seems no one technology will ultimately dominate. The US and Australia have spearheaded the rollout of CAT-M1. This process is motivated by...
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Oct 30, 2017

For the future of IoT, power consumption is still key

When it comes to power consumption in IoT applications, less is decidedly more. Nowhere is this more evident than with the advances of LTE in evolving from a vast power-hungry technology to support the current...
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Aug 14, 2017

Why Should Cellular IoT Be Different?

For generations, technology adoption has developed in a consistent manner: A product is introduced. Early adopters pay a premium to be first to use it. More of the market sees the value and pays a...
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Jul 31, 2017

An NB-IoT First for North America – But What will it Change?

Last week, and with considerable fanfare, T-Mobile announced completing the trial of North America’s first NB-IoT network. This in contrast to AT&T and Verizon’s strategy for an initial CAT-M1 rollout, to be followed by NB1...
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Jun 29, 2017

The Next Generation of Cellular IoT Networks – Where to Begin?

In the ongoing push to establish the next generation of cellular IoT networks, the remaining key question is: Which technology should be rolled out first – CAT-M1, offering a quicker time-to-market, or CAT-NB1, providing a...
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May 22, 2017

Japan Using Cellular IoT to Lead Way for Mass Smart Metering Deployment

As the Internet of Things continues to advance, the smart metering market is expected to explode. Influenced by rising energy prices, increases of energy theft, demand for more accurate billing and a heightened awareness of...
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Mar 01, 2017

CES 2017 Takeaway: 2017 Will Be the Year of Cellular IoT

If this year’s Consumer Electronics Show is anything to go by, 2017 will be the year of cellular IoT. If there was one thing to take out from CES this year, it’s that, as the...
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