The newest additions to the IoT Accelerator Program are the IMS2 and IMA2 LTE-M modules from leading manufacturer WNC. These LTE-M modules offer multiple deployment options and run over the AT&T LTE-M network; the first AT&T network on a dedicated spectrum that is optimized for IoT. The WNC IMS2 LTE-M module is available now, offering great design flexibility at a price as low as $7.50 each including SIM card. The IMA2 will be available Q1 2018* and will easily integrate into designs that began with the IMS2 module.

LTE-M Module Comparison

  Chipset LTE Bands LTE Category UART USB 2.0 GPIO (max.) TCP / IP Stack UIM Interface GPS / GNSS VoLTE LwM2M SMT Footprint Supply Voltage Tx Power Ambient Operating Temp. Dimensions (LxWxH) RTOS Availability

IMS2 module in ETSI SMT1915 footprint

IMS2 module in ETSI SMT1915 footprint

SEQUANS SQN3330 Soc + FEM Sky68001 2/4/12 Cat-M1 3 Dual voltages: 1.8 V
and 3V
NA ETSI
1915
3.3 V - 4.2V 23 dBm -40°c
to
+85°c
21.5 x
16.5 x
2.4mm
Available Now

IMA2 module in ETSI SMT1315 footprint

IMA2 module in ETSI SMT1315 footprint

ALTAIR ALT1250
/ ALT1910
2/4/12 Cat-M1 5 1.8 V
only
Optional Optional ETSI 1315 3.3 V - 4.2V 20 dBm -40°c
to
+85°c
15 x
15 x
2.0mm
Available 1Q 2018*

Specifications and technical information contained herein have been provided by WNC and are subject to change prior to launch.

*Date subject to change

The LTE-M Network enables the growing volume of devices to work across multiple applications.

Security – Alarm Panels

Security – Alarm Panels

Smart Cities- Smart Meters/Utilities

Smart Cities- Smart Meters/Utilities

Healthcare / Patient Monitors

Healthcare / Patient Monitors

Asset Trackers

Asset Trackers

Retail – Vending and/or POS Terminals

Retail – Vending and/or POS Terminals

Wearables

Wearables

Example use cases for Broadband Cellular and LPWA Technologies1

Bandwidth Technology Devices
1 Gbps LTE Cat-4
device
  • Routers
  • Network Bridges
  • Gateways
  • High resolution video
  • Endpoint concentrators
device
  • Video surveillance
  • Connected healthcare
  • In-car hotspot
  • Retail signage
  • Digital signage
  • In-car infotainment
  • Enterprise PDA
device
  • Asset Trackers
  • Telematics
  • Smart watches
  • Alarm panels
  • Pet trackers
  • Fitness brands
  • Point of Sale terminals
  • Gas/water meters
  • Patient monitors
device
  • Smoke detectors
  • Parking control
  • Smart agriculture
  • Smart cities
  • HVAC Lighting
  • Electric meters
  • Industrial monitors
100 Mbps
10 Mbs LTE Cat-1
1 Mbps
100 Kbps LTE-M
10 Kbps
1 Kbp

This table includes a summary of potential application use cases for cellular and LPWA IoT commuication. Not all are listed and many use cases may work well across multiple network technologies.

1 Source: : CAT-M vs. NB-IoT: Energy Consumption vs. Payload, Sequans Communications, January 2016


  • Looking for more information on LTE-M Modules? Download this PDF from WNC for more information on their LTE-M Modules.

  • Find more information on the AT&T LTE-M Network. Click here to access the LTE-M Network solutions website.

  • Think that LTE-Category 1 or Category 4 might be a better fit? Download this PDF from WNC for more information on their LTE-Cat 1 and LTE-Cat 4 Modules.

  • Still looking for more clarification on the best solution? Visit our Technology Roadmap page to see where the LTE Network is heading.


Want to Find Out More?

Click on the solution you are interested in, and you can contact the supplier to request more information. Module starting prices listed below.

  LTE-M LTE-Cat 1 LTE-Cat 4
Module Quantity WNC IMS2 WNC M14A2A WNC M14Q2 WNC M18Q2
Under 10,000 $ 9.50 $14.99* $18.90* $19.90*
Over 10k $ 8.50 $14.99  $18.90  $19.90 
Over 50k $ 7.50 $14.99  $18.90  $19.90 

Parties other than AT&T manufacture and sell the modules. AT&T provides links to these companies for your convenience. AT&T does not warrant the offerings of, any of these businesses, their products, or the content of their Websites. AT&T does not assume any responsibility or liability for the modules. You should carefully review their conditions of use prior to purchase. Quantity levels based on annual commitments.


*Pricing listed limited to minimum order of 1,000 units