Sprint announced it will complete its deployment of LTE Cat 1 technology across its nationwide network by the end of July 2017. In addition, Sprint announced plans to begin deploying LTE Cat M in mid-2018 followed by LTE Cat NB1.
LTE Cat 1 is designed to support low-power applications on the Sprint network such as vehicle telematics and industrial IoT applications. LTE Cat M1 and LTE Cat NB1 are designed to support numerous other applications requiring ultra-low throughput and power consumption such as industrial sensors, asset trackers, or wearables.
Sprint said it continues to evolve its IoT solutions portfolio. LTE CAT 1 will provide long-term, future-proof solutions for clients.
The company claims to be the seventh largest provider of IoT devices in the world.