Gemalto announces that its Cinterion LTE Cat.1 specific M2M module has completed the interoperability testing by NTT DOCOMO; Japan’s major mobile network operator.
The ELS31J and ELS51J wireless modules are engineered for IoT applications and help to bring diverse new opportunities of innovation for IoT device makers.
Gemalto Cinterion is touted to provide the vital communication links between a wide range of IoT devices, such as consumer wearables, smart meters, and remote sensors to the enterprise back-end enabling new services and new business models.
The module’s ruggedized and future-proof design further offers manufacturers a highly efficient and cost-effective LTE connectivity, as well as easy migration from existing to future telecommunication standards.
“We continue to collaborate with Gemalto, a trusted and long-time partner, to deliver LTE connectivity to our M2M and IoT enterprise customers,” said Toshiyuki Futakata, Vice President and Senior Manager of Radio Access Technology Group, Communication Device Development Department at NTT DOCOMO. “Given that this wireless module has already been successfully deployed in the U.S, we are confident that businesses and consumers in Japan will also enjoy the same highly efficient LTE connectivity, harnessing Gemalto’s field-proven expertise.”
“Gemalto and NTT DOCOMO share the same vision of accelerating IoT and LTE adoption and innovation in Japan,” said Thothadri Sashidhar, VP M2M Sales APAC at Gemalto. “Our Cinterion family of wireless modules is the world’s first to support LTE Cat.1, and being qualified, means device manufacturers can shorten the time-to-market for their products.”