London, June 21
Quectel, a global leader in IoT modules and solutions launched the new BG773A-GL ultra-compact LTE Cat M1, NB1 and NB2 module, which offers integrated SIM (iSIM) support. The iSIM capability of this new module provides huge flexibility and simplicity for integrators and IoT service providers as it enables with the right connectivity to support its needs globally with a single stock-keeping unit (SKU) number. This provides a simpler way for integrators to adopt cellular connectivity, removing the need for country-specific SIM cards and simplifying the logitistics of traditional, plastic SIM deployments by eradicating the need for on-site or in-country adaptations.
The BG773A-GL module also features ultra-low power consumption implemented by the MIPS 5150 processor and integrated RAM and flash, which help reduce current consumption to low levels in various modes, including power saving mode (PSM) and extended discontinuous reception (eDRX). Importantly, the BG773A-GL boasts a comprehensive hardware-based security feature – Integrated Security Elements (ISE). This is essential because iSIM relies on having a robust secure element to enable it to connect to the best available connectivity at the point of deployment. The module will be commercially available from mid July 2022.
The module offers an ultra-compact SMT form factor of 14.9 mm × 12.9 mm × 1.9 mm and enables integrators and developers to design applications easily taking advantage of its low power consumption and compact design structure. The BG773A-GL’s industry-standard interfaces and abundant functionalities extend the suitability of the module to a wide range of IoT applications, such as wireless POS, smart metering, tracking, wearable devices, and many others.
Quectel has collaborated with Kigen, the iSIM pioneer and global security leader to enable the iSIM functionality on BG773A-GL. Kigen’s industry-leading iSIM OS and key insertion services bring a wide selection of networks that augment Quectel connectivity for OEMs to meet their market needs.
“We’re delighted to have launched the Quectel BG773A-GL module which brings iSIM-enabled connectivity to the global marketplace,” says Richard Hart, Director of Global Connectivity, Quectel Connectivity Solutions. “By enabling integrators to create a single global product with one SKU, logistics and supply chain issues are eliminated and IoT organizations can simply deploy their products anywhere safe in the knowledge that they will be able to access secure, high-quality connectivity with no need for localization and different variants to be manufactured for different markets. This is a giant leap forward for simplifying IoT and one of the key steps needed to build a smarter world.”
In 2021, a survey of over 750 businesses by GSMA Mobile World Live, reviewed the market needs of iSIM technology revealing that businesses desired pre-packaged iSIM technology and connectivity, that can ease intregration.
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See product information on BG773A-GL here.