First successful application of LTE CAT-M/NB-IoT solution on 450 MHz claimed by Altair Semiconductor
ANASIA D'MELLO | June 25, 2019
Altair Semiconductor, a provider of cellular IoT chipsets, reports that its ALT1250 dual mode CAT-M/NB-IoT chipset can now operate on the 450 MHz spectrum.In an industry first, the ALT1250 chipset is powering the Asiatelco LM66 IoT module, which provides LTE connectivity for a range of connected devices, and has been developed to provide agricultural solutions for large-scale farming in Brazil.Operating on the 450 MHz LTE spectrum and utilising Ericsson’s LTE eNBs, Altair’s cellular IoT chipset enables agricultural companies using smart sensors and connected tractors applications to optimise farming practices. The solution uses location tracking, driver behaviour monitoring, and fuel consumption optimisation. Altair is looking to revolutionise cellular IoT connectivity across Brazil. The solution was field tested and demonstrated the potential of 450 MHz’s frequency reach in agriculture use cases. It will certainly enable an exciting range of transformative applications in rural areas”, said Paulo Bernardocki, head of Solutions Radio, Ericsson LATAM South.