Ericsson Deploys First Celllular LPWA Network for AT&T

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Ericsson has launched industries first low-power wide-area (LPWA) solution for AT&T, Ericsson Networks Software 17A for Massive IoT addresses a comprehensive range of Internet of Things (IoT) applications by supporting millions of IoT device connections per cell site. The new network software introduces narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) to existing LTE network infrastructure, enabling fast rollout of reliable, secure mobile connectivity with low total cost of ownership. Additionally, the network software introduces power-saving functionality for NB-IoT and LTE-M, allowing for more than 10-year device battery lifetime.

“Once again the cellular ecosystem proves its ability to adapt to changing market requirements and ensure that investments already made in networks can be reused for new market opportunities. Unlocking the power to wirelessly enable enterprise processes is one of the largest opportunities facing the business world today. IoT is a great opportunity because it’s being implemented in every industry vertical and it touches every product that people use daily. And we’ve started to see a trend toward cellular LPWA-first in our IoT business given its advantage of security, reliability and ubiquitous coverage.” Said, Chris Penrose, Senior Vice President, IoT Solutions, AT&T Mobility. Read more

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