SAN DIEGO, June 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- At Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Qualcomm Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), and Gizwits, a global leader in Internet of Things (IoT) development platforms, today announced their intention to create a breakthrough in IoT development solutions by working toward delivering the world's first commercial 2G cellular modules with field upgrades to LTE IoT (eMTC/Cat-M1 and NB-IoT/Cat-NB1). The Quectel BG36 module –aimed to be compatible with China Mobile's network and manufactured by Quectel based on the Qualcomm® MDM9206 LTE IoT modem– will be powered by the Gizwits IoT cloud services and designed to help developers, device manufacturers and service providers to create economical 2G solutions, which are also designed to be flexible and long-lasting by supporting future over-the-air activation of NB-IoT and eMTC as the cellular ecosystem transitions toward the latest LTE IoT standards. This capability is intended to allow IoT devices to use the cellular technology that is best suited for today's use cases, while being able to accommodate emerging requirements throughout the device lifetime – for instance, supporting commercial and enterprise solutions in case of new cellular network technology deployments and changes, or allowing end-customers to take advantage of new network features and more convenient connectivity economics that arise later on.
The full release is available on the Qualcomm News Center website at (https://www.qualcomm.com/news/releases/2018/06/27/qualcomm-and-gizwits-work-create-worlds-first-commercial-iot-development)
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Gizwits is a global leader in Internet of Things (IoT) development platforms. Launched in 2010, Gizwits offers comprehensive development tools and cloud services specifically for the creation, deployment and management of IoT devices and services. The Gizwits platform seamlessly integrates multidisciplinary technologies in embedded systems, network communications, edge computing and cloud computing into easy to use tools such as embedded libraries, mobile Software Development Kits (SDKs), and cloud Application Programing Interfaces (APIs). With over 100,000 registered IoT developers, Gizwits has enabled IoT innovation and proliferation in a wide range of Consumer IoT and Industrial IoT verticals. Gizwits IoT services are supported by data centers in North America, Europe, Southeast Asia and China, and have powered over 10 million connected devices globally, making it one of the largest and most robust IoT platforms in the world. For more information, visit Gizwits website, and developer portal.
Quectel Wireless Solutions is the leading global supplier of GSM/GPRS, UMTS/HSPA(+), LTE, LTE-A, LPWA and GNSS modules. As a professional IoT technology developer and cellular module supplier, Quectel is able to provide one-stop service for IoT cellular modules. Quectel products have been widely applied in IoT/M2M fields including smart payment, telematics and transport, smart energy, smart city, security, wireless gateway, industry, healthcare, agriculture and environment monitoring. For more information, visit Quectel's website, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter pages.
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