U.S. Cellular Launches LTE-M Network Optimized For IoT Devices

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  • It plans to have 100 per cent coverage in the second quarter of 2020
  • The company said that its LTE-M network is ideal for IoT solutions like fleet and asset management, tank monitoring, smart meters

U.S. Cellular has launched its LTE-M network on more than 90 per cent of its cell sites nationwide. It plans to have 100 per cent coverage in the second quarter of 2020.

The LTE-M network is a reliable, secure and cost-effective way for businesses to connect large amounts of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. These devices can be in urban and rural areas and hard-to-reach environments.

IoT solutions like fleet and asset management, tank monitoring

Jim Anetsberger, vice president of business sales at U.S. Cellular said, “Our LTE-M network brings our business and government customers capabilities and features that will enable an entirely new set of use cases to help them improve their operations and grow their business. We want to set our IoT customers up for future success with solutions that are designed to meet their specific needs. Working together with our vendors and customers, we can unleash the potential of our LTE-M network.”

The company said that its LTE-M network is ideal for IoT solutions like fleet and asset management, tank monitoring, smart meters. This is due to its low power wide area technology (LPWAN) that will provide extended coverage at a lower cost as per the company.

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