Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT


Affordable LTE Cat. 1 ICASA-approved modules

24 November 2021 Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Entering the realm of LTE compliance at half the cost of traditional modules is hard to imagine, given the marketing rhetoric that the reason why LTE modules are so expensive is because they have much more circuitry, they need to cater for higher speeds, LTE frequencies, 3G frequencies, 2G frequencies and not to mention the costs of compliance and licencing for those various technologies.

SIMCom aims to defeat this narrative with the launch of the A76xx family, because within the technologies listed above lies one which the vast majority of telemetry applications have never used, mainly due to the cost:performance ratio not being favourable and that near-redundant smokescreen is 3G technology.

What makes the A7682E and A7672E modules unique is the total absence of 3G technology. The devices are 4G compliant and fall straight back to 2G (Edge), thus avoiding 3G technology entirely and avoiding all the associated costs of 3G in so doing. When one compares the new A76xx modules against similar LTE modules with 3G fallback, it is literally half the cost according to local distributor, Otto Wireless Solutions.


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