Verizon LTE chipset supplier Sequans Communications won FCC approval for a next-generation LTE module that could power tablets, smart homes, connected cars, and other machine to machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) devices, according to a test report obtained by The Donohue Report.
Sequans announced in July that Verizon Wireless had certified its Vz120Q land grid array (LGA) module. Sequans said the module is an “all-in-one solution for adding LTE connectivity quickly and easily to new types of non-traditional devices, shortening time to market.”
VZ120Q is the world’s first Category 1 LTE module to become commercially available, and it is also the first to be certified by Verizon.
Non-traditional devices that the module could support include industrial sensors and monitors, healthcare wearables, and smart homes or buildings, Sequans spokeswoman Kimberly Tassin told The Donohue Report. “The list is endless,” she added.
The VZ120Q module, which is based on the Sequans Calliope chipset platform, includes RF support for LTE bands 4 and 13.
Sequans also supplies Verizon with LTE chips that support its LTE broadcast (eMBMS) video products.
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