AT&T Launches LTE-M Pilots in Mexico for Internet of Things

AT&T (NYSE: T) is deploying LTE-M technology across its network in Mexico, the company said.

LTE-M pilots were completed in Tijuana and Puebla, Mexico in the third quarter.

LTE-M is a low-power wide-area technology with many advantages over traditional LTE connectivity. They include better coverage deep inside buildings and underground, longer battery life (up to 10 years) and compact module size — as small as a penny. It´s ideal for personal wearables, smart meters, asset tracking, security and alarm monitoring, and more.

The first pilot was held in Tijuana, the largest city on the Baja California Peninsula. Strategically located on the border with the US, Tijuana is a key manufacturing, financial and industrial center.

The second pilot was held in Puebla. Located in central Mexico, Puebla is an industrial and technology hub that hosts the automobile industry.

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) helps millions around the globe connect with entertainment, business, mobile and high speed Internet services.