AT&T, Sierra Wireless pilot LTE-M modules for IoT

Sierra Wireless and AT&T have reported they plan to pilot next generation LTE-M1 network technologies to spur LTE network connections for Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

The Sierra Wireless LTE-M module will support the AT&T pilot with several technology leaders in the San Francisco Bay Area in November. LTE-M technology works specifically with IoT devices such as smart meters, mHealth and wearables. AT&T plans to make the technology commercially available in 2017.

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) is building the Internet of Things with intelligent wireless solutions that empower organizations to innovate in the connected world. The company offers a portfolio of 2G, 3G and 4G embedded modules and gateways, integrated with secure cloud and connectivity services.

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) provides entertainment, mobile, high speed internet and voice services, and provides Pay TV in the US and 11 Latin American countries.