Ready for massive IoT?

What you need to know:

  • Verizon-certified IoT devices can now access Verizon’s nationwide 5G network through current compatible data plans in the ThingSpace IoT Marketplace, with new nationwide 5G-compatible devices and plans coming later this year. 5G Ultra Wideband compatible devices and plans are expected by the first quarter of 2022.

  • Verizon Business has unveiled customer testing for ThingSpace Intelligence, a new set of analytics and management tools that give users predictive visibility into their IoT device and network performance. The intelligence layer implements machine learning for millions of Verizon network signals to help manage massive IoT and generate alarms and forecast notifications, with overlap for extreme weather.

  • A low-cost (under $ 4) narrowband IoT module from Quectel, powered by the Qualcomm® 212 LTE IoT modem, is now certified on the Verizon network. The module makes massive narrow-band IoT applications more cost-effective than ever and enables turnkey connectivity for a wide range of industrial sensors.

BASKING RIDGE, NJ – Verizon Business today announced a powerful combination of network, hardware, and customer-facing intelligence offerings for Internet of Things (IoT) applications across industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, utilities, transportation, sales chain retail / supply, public safety and more. Verizon-certified IoT devices can now access Verizon’s nationwide 5G network through current compatible data plans, a new low-cost narrowband IoT module has achieved Verizon network certification, and new capabilities intelligence that combines network and device analytics in a single panel are available to customers. proof now, all through Verizon ThingSpace, the IoT company market and management platform. 5G Ultra Wideband compatible IoT devices and plans are expected by the first quarter of 2022.

“Verizon Business is a single-provider IoT destination, with solutions that include broadband and narrowband, 5G and LTE, and intelligence, hardware and management, for applications across industries,” said TJ Fox, Vice President Senior President of the IoT Industrial and Automotive. Verizon Business. “But it’s not just the expansion of offerings – they are lower costs, energy efficiency and increased accessibility. Wide-bandwidth in 5G nationwide and the new narrow-band IoT hardware in the under $ 4 range, with plans under $ 1, can help open the IoT to new customers, new use cases and innovative developers.

The ThingSpace Intelligence package includes an existing package of IoT services, such as Intelligence Analytics Panel, SIM Secure, Device Diagnostics and Location Services, and new features including the features listed below, which together allow customers to protect, detect and respond to device and connection issues and threats. These features are available for testing by customers now, with commercial availability expected later this year:

  • Wireless network performance, an advanced analytics offering as a service for coverage, outages, events, service announcements, and performance measurements. For example, customers can view network status and service / maintenance tickets during strong weather events, such as hurricanes.

  • Anomaly Detection, a service that uses machine learning to warn users of atypical device behavior (coming in the fourth quarter of 2021). For example, customers may see that a device is using unusually large amounts of data, an indicator that may be compromised.

  • Network-coordinated firmware management (FOTA), a software management feature created for massive IoT 5G devices that performs access control when managing firmware upgrades, resulting in higher device compatibility ratios. For example, users will know that firmware cannot be upgraded on some devices because they may be turned off or have experienced a similar outage, allowing users to better coordinate and manage upgrades.

  • The ThingSpace Analytics engine, a tool that puts network and device analytics side by side to understand predictive maintenance and performance notification and signaling. By monitoring and analyzing millions of signals on Verizon networks, this tool generates predictive device visualizations and visibility into the health and performance of IoT connections to rule out connection problems. For example, customers can visualize data usage trends and adjust data plans, budgets or device configurations to be more efficient.

Quectel’s new BC660K-GL module achieved certification from Verizon, making it the first operator in the US to enable the module in its nationwide narrowband IoT network. The module is powered by the Qualcomm 212 LTE IoT modem and supports multiple frequency bands with extremely low power consumption. Its ultra-compact profile of 17.7 mm × 15.8 mm × 2.0 mm and low cost of under $ 4 makes it an ideal choice for new IoT narrowband device launches. Connection plans from Verizon will start with less than $ 1. The module offers low life energy consumption for applications waiting to run for 15 or 20 years without being touched, such as smart meters, HVAC units, air and water quality monitors, production controls, intelligent lighting nodes, infrastructure municipal intelligence and more, at a price point that significantly lowers barriers to entry and opens up massive IoT opportunities.

“We are pleased that our BC660K-GL module has been certified with Verizon, so that it can be activated on their nationwide narrowband IoT network and be part of its single-provider offering,” said Patrick. Qian, Chief Executive Officer of Quectel Wireless Solutions. . “The ability to supply Verizon customers with the module at a very economical rate in addition to Verizon connection plans for $ 1 is transformative and will enable for the first time a wide variety of IoT use cases. We are proud to be playing our part, together with Verizon and Qualcomm Technologies, in helping IoT innovators build a smarter world. ”

“Qualcomm Technologies is constantly optimizing and developing industry-leading technologies with high performance, energy efficiency and substantially low latency. The Qualcomm® 212 LTE IoT modem – the world’s most efficient NB-IoT chipset – supports the creation of new global intelligent IoT devices and applications, equipped with the latest energy efficiency and LTE connectivity capabilities. “We are pleased to see that the Quectel module – BC660K-GL – based on Qualcomm Technologies’ 212 LTE IoT modem has received this important certification from Verizon to support the spread of next-generation, low-power global IoT devices.” said Jeffery Torrance, Senior. Vice President, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

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Qualcomm 212 is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and / or its affiliates.