LTE IoT BLOG

Dec 11, 2019

How Altair is Addressing Today’s Vehicle Telematics Challenges with Cellular IoT

By Dima Feldman, Altair’s Head of Product Management Vehicle Telematics has been an exciting addition to the automotive industry since back in the 1980’s. Hungry for sweeping change, we waited collectively to connect vehicles in...
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Aug 28, 2019

How Voice Brings Cellular IoT Devices to Life

By Dima Feldman, Director, Head of Product Management Our natural comfort with verbal communication has led to a new era of convenient voice-activated devices. Over the last few years, consumer trends show a mass adoption...
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Jun 24, 2019

MWC Shanghai’s 3 Key Factors for IoT Growth

There is no shortage of excitement surrounding IoT at MWC Shanghai 2019. As we have seen over the last few years, much of the speculation surrounding IoT, particularly Cellular IoT, has become a reality. As...
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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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Oct 15, 2018

Integrated SIM (iUICC) 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 (iUICC), for deployment across cellular LPWA networks,...
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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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Jul 30, 2018

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

In our last blog post, we looked at the first steps to developing devices for IoT low power consumption devices. This installment will focus on one specific IoT scenario and how it can be optimized...
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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, LTE IoT Chipsets, 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 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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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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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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Jan 18, 2018

5 CES 2018 Takeaways: What’s next for LTE-M and NB-IoT Use Cases?

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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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 31, 2017

I am Apple, Hear Me Roar “LTE for IoT”

When I was growing up, there was a popular commercial on TV. It was an ad for financial services, and the tagline went, “When EF Hutton talks … people listen.” I guess today, and especially...
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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 01, 2017

The Fall and Rise of Cellular IoT

Traditionally, the greatest rises tend to precipitate the hardest falls. However, we occasionally encounter a situation where a fall is essential to advancing the greatest of rises. The case of cellular IoT provides us with...
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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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Jan 17, 2017

Addressing the Challenges of Industrial IoT with Cellular IoT

With over 12 billion devices currently connected to the internet, and an estimated 50 billion to be connected by 2020, the Internet of Things continues to affect ever-increasing aspects of our personal and professional lives....
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