Pricing and capabilities of next gen LTE modules expands MNO market, but industry still faces need for network expansion and software upgrades

08 August 2016
Report type: Research Note
Author(s): Andy Castonguay - Principal Analyst
Keywords: M2M, IoT, LTE, LPWA, Low Power Wide Area, connectivity, CSPs, MNOs, telecoms, networks, cellular, LoRa, 3GPP, 2G, 3G, 4G, standards, NB-IoT, NarrowBand IoT, Cat-NB1, LTE-M, MTC, Cat-M1, ZigBee, Cat. 1, Cat. 2
Companies: Altair Semiconductor (Sony), AT&T, Huawei, Qualcomm, Sequans Communications, Telit, u-blox, Verizon
Number of Pages: 9

M2M and connectivity modules are quickly evolving to meet expanding technical and business model demands from the markets. How will wireless module pricing and supply evolve in the face of significant technology migration and growing access network diversity?

This Research Note examines recent changes in LTE module design, associated cost benefits of those modules and the network upgrade requirements necessary for MNOs to deploy them.

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