Connect LPWA enables MNOs to launch 5G more efficiently and with reduced costs

12 September 2023

Velos IoT’s new Connect LPWA is one of the largest Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) coverage solutions in the market, and is aimed at resellers, enterprises, and OEMs who are currently on 2G and 3G networks and want energy-efficient devices deployed worldwide with reduced cost and maximised battery life.

Many MNOs launching 5G networks are having to reuse spectrum currently allocated to 2G and 3G networks. Companies need to plan and find alternative replacements for these networks as early as possible to minimise the impact on their business. So, it is not a question of if but when to deploy LPWA technology for IoT connectivity.

Velos IoT’s Connect LPWA solution offers connectivity on the two most popular LPWA technologies - NB-IoT and CAT-M1. NB-IoT connectivity is currently available on 47 networks in 35 countries, with LTE-M (CAT-M1) its 77 networks in 42 countries, and the list is constantly growing. Both options support low-power features like PSM (Power Saving Mode) and eDRX (extended Discontinuous Reception); users can allocate dynamic and fixed IPs and connect securely through custom APNs, all of which are managed on the Nomad Connectivity Management Platform with a single invoice.

The Connect LPWA solution will help to maximise the lifetime of devices with efficient battery management on an IoT network technology designed for the future.

Graham Hart-Ives, VP of Sales at Velos IoT, said:

“IoT users are facing a real issue with the decommissioning of 2G and 3G networks around the globe. Velos IoT truly believes that our newly launched connectivity options will enable customers with no choice but to replace devices with a long-term, cost-effective alternative.”