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AT&T Approves Altair ALT1210 LTE-M Chipset on IoT Network

By Ken Briodagh November 20, 2017

Altair Semiconductor, a provider of LTE chipsets, recently announced that its ALT1210 LTE-M chipset has successfully completed the AT&T ADAPT chipset validation process, which process is designed to improve time-to-market and reduces the cost associated with the introduction of new Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

Building upon the first live network trial of LTE-M with AT&T, this chipset validation and commercial availability furthers Altair's commitment to AT&T and broadens the device and module partner ecosystem supporting LTE-M deployments. 

“LTE-M is essential to carriers’ cellular IoT strategies,” said Eran Eshed, VP, WW Sales and Marketing, Altair Semiconductor. “Being able to offer pre-certified chipsets and modules will significantly help vendors bring products to market quickly and cost-effectively. Our LTE-M collaboration with AT&T extends the existing and strategic CAT-1 engagement.”

The ALT1210 is an LTE-M IoT chipset with low power consumption, and is software upgradeable to single antenna LTE CAT-1. It is integrated with an on-chip PMU, DDR memory and a low-power MCU subsystem with a robust security framework for customer-developed applications.

“LTE-M has the potential to connect more devices and applications than anything before.  When you introduce a new technology like LTE-M, it's very important to bring together an ecosystem of network providers, module providers and chipset providers. Having Altair's ALT1210 LTE-M chipset certified on AT&T's network will help accelerate the promise of LTE-M,” said Cameron Coursey, VP, Internet of Things Solutions, AT&T.


Ken Briodagh is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh

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