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The Japanese carrier KDDI picks up Qualcomm's latest LTE IoT modem

KDDI is the latest carrier to pick the 9205 modem up. (Source: KDDI)
KDDI is the latest carrier to pick the 9205 modem up. (Source: KDDI)
Qualcomm has announced that it has broken into the Japanese IoT market. The carrier KDDI has approved the 9205 modem for this platform. Therefore, its network for high-volume, low-power electronics can now transfer data at 4G/LTE speeds.
Deirdre O Donnell,

Qualcomm's 9205 modem is a component that allows internet-of-things (IoT) devices to use data at 4G/LTE speeds. However, that is not its only advantage: it also takes up half the space on a PCB while using up to 70% less power. Therefore, its manufacturer appears confident that it has a role in the future of this platform. 

So far, Qualcomm may be right about this, especially as the 9205 has just gone international. The Japanese carrier KDDI has just approved the incorporation of this modem in its LTE-M network. Those bands serve IoT systems; therefore, the chip-maker believes that it can help "set the stage" for the relevant market in this country.

KDDI has joined AT&T on the list of carriers with IoT bands compatible with Qualcomm's new modem. These companies are now nearly 30 in number, indicating the increasing adoption of these systems worldwide. However, the role of LTE in this area of technology may also be overtaken by 5G in the near future.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-01-30 (Update: 2020-01-30)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.