Altair Completes Validation for NB-IoT at SoftBank in Addition to CAT M1

Altair Completes Validation for NB-IoT at SoftBank in Addition to CAT M1 Image Credit: Altair

Altair Semiconductor, a leading provider of cellular IoT chipsets, has announced ALT1250’s validation for NB-IoT at SoftBank in addition to CAT M1.

Following this announcement, the chipset is now active on SoftBank’s network. The validation enables ALT1250 based products to operate on SoftBank’s network; addressing the demand for low power cellular-connected smart meters, telematics devices, trackers, wearables, and home appliances.Altair’s optimized cellular IoT chipsets are the industry’s most advanced, providing the market’s lowest power consumption; enabling the longest battery life for cellular IoT. Commercially available, they feature a hardware-based security framework and a rich set of features including integrated MCU and GNSS, ideal for integration in a range of industrial and consumer IoT applications.

ALT1250 enables the longest battery life of all NB-IoT chipsets available. It is also the most highly integrated dual-mode chipset in the market.

Ilan Reingold, VP, Business Development and Marketing, Altair Semiconductor
We are delighted to have been successfully tested for interoperability and look forward to finding new opportunities in Japan, where Altair already has an excellent track record.

Takenori Kobayashi, VP, Device Technology Division, Network Unit, Technology Unit, Softbank
We believe the ALT1250 can make us stand out in the global marketplace, and provide increased value to our customers. More plans with Altair’s ALT1250 are yet to come.

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