You’ll see these two network technologies (CAT-M1, NB-IoT) referred to as both 4G and 5G, depending on who you speak to. The main thing to note is that CAT-M1 and NB-IoT will outlast other 4G services and will most likely last as long as 5G services.

What is cat M1 network?

Cat-M1, also known as LTE Cat-M, is a low-cost LPWAN technology developed by 3GPP as part of the 13th edition of LTE standard. It’s a complementary technology to NB IOT, with faster upload and download speeds of 1Mbps and lower latency of 10 to 15ms.

Is LTE Cat M1 3G?

LTE Category 1 (Cat 1) is a replacement for legacy 2G and 3G. Cat M1 and NB1 are not far behind. These new, low-bandwidth technologies help many IoT networks expand capacity for surprisingly little money.

What cat is 5G?

Cat-M1 and NB-IoT are considered future-proof and are viewed as 5G technologies. They can efficiently co-exist with 5G NR in the same spectrum and already fulfill all 5G massive MTC requirements.

What is 4G Cat M?

CAT-M, or Category M, is a Low-Power Wide-Area (LPWA) technology designed to support today’s IoT devices, even in the most challenging of environments. It is the first network built for a dedicated spectrum that is optimized for IoT, allowing direct connection of devices to a 4G network.

What LTE category is 5G?

The current coverage for 5G is limited to high user areas but by adopting the LTE Cat M or LTE Cat NB-IoT standards, existing equipment can easily be migrated from legacy 2G / GSM and 3G / UMTS systems to 4G/LTE networks with confidence.

Is LTE the same as Cat M1?

CAT-M1 is a category of device in the LTE family of cellular technologies, sometimes you’ll see this referred to as “LTE-M”, which is the same thing, just another name.

What band is cat M1?

LTE Cat M1 Frequency Bands

LTE Cat M1 provides more bandwidth compared to NB-IoT, and the LTE Cat M1 spectrum also contains more bands in the higher range. Over 20% of the 29 frequency bands allocated for Cat M1 are in the above 2 GHz range, compared to 15% in NB-IoT.

What is spark cat M1?

Spark’s Cat-M1 network is used to support IoT solutions that use smaller amounts of data and rely on energy efficient connectivity to maximise device lifespans.

What is Telstra cat M1?

Cat M1 Solar Tracking Unit

The Cat-M1 Solar Tracking Unit uses the Cat-M1 (LTE-M) technology on Telstra’s IoT network which reaches around 3 million square kilometres, so you can track your assets on a low power wide area network.

What is LTE-m coverage?

What’s LTE-M? LTE-M allows Internet of Things (IoT) devices to connect directly to a 4G network, without a gateway and while running on batteries. You can think of this technology as the IoT version of LTE. LTE-M coverage might be different from the coverage you get on your phone on Verizon’s LTE network.

What is Telstra IoT?

The Internet of Things (IoT) makes it easier to monitor and control devices, machinery and equipment. By using your assets more efficiently, IoT can help lower your business’s running costs and provide a better experience for your customers.