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Telit Provides Cat M1 IoT Module for NTT Smart Cities Trial

By Ken Briodagh June 15, 2018

In a recent release, Telit announced that its ME910C1-J1 is being used in a Smart City field trial by NTT DoCoMo in Fujisawa.

The Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town trial reportedly is designed to highlight Telit’s global footprint in advancing cellular low-power wide-area (LPWA) technologies such as LTE Cat M1 and Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) to enable a wider range of IoT applications.

The ME910C1-J1 features Telit’s simWISE technology, a solution that replaces the traditional SIM card and tray with module-embedded SIM technology. NTT DoCoMo is using the ME910C1-J1 at the Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town, a joint public-private community development project in Fujisawa City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. One usage example is that services delivering packages to homes can now track the cargo by getting a notification that the package has been delivered.

“The Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town will show the world not only what the future of smart cities looks like, but also the fundamental role that low-power wide-area (LPWA) wireless technologies will play in enabling that future,” said Derick Tsang, APAC region president, Telit. “We’re honored that NTT DoCoMo chose the Telit ME910C1-J1 to showcase how LPWA technologies such as LTE Cat M1 and NB-IoT can improve the way people work, live and play.”

The ME910C1-J1 supports maximum downlink and uplink data rates of 250-375 kbps, depending on the mode (M1 or NB1). Its Power Saving Mode (PSM) and extended Discontinuous Reception (eDRX) feature extends battery life, enabling IoT applications that can’t bear the cost of frequent battery replacement. The ME910C1-J1 also provides enhanced coverage, with up to +15dB/+20dB in maximum coupling loss (MCL) compared to the other cellular technologies, making it ideal for IoT applications deep inside buildings or in underground facilities.

The ME910C1-J1 also supports Telit’s AppZone development environment, designed to simplify product design with application development tools and APIs.


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

Editorial Director

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