u-blox to launch LTE category M1 module

u-blox (SIX:UBXN) has reported plans to launch modules supporting category M1 (Cat M1) LTE networks, which will allow a larger number of devices to connect to the Internet of Things (IoT), the company said.

The first SARA-R4 module developed by u-blox will be available in the fourth quarter 2016, targeting mobile network operators in the US market. With the recently launched SARA-N2, the world´s first cellular NB-IoT module, the new LTE Cat M1 complements u-blox´s extensive product offering for the IoT.

The market focus for the LTE Cat M1 technology will cover applications in many areas, such as the smart home, security systems, industrial monitoring and control, asset tracking, telematics, connected health, smart metering, smart cities, and wearables.

u-blox provides wireless and positioning modules and chips.