We are able to offer Fixed IP SIM Cards for LTE CAT1 Devices.
What is LTE CAT1?
LTE Cat-1 is one of the IoT specified categories, between the high speed LTE categories that are most commonly seen in smartphones and the low speed LTE categories developed specifically for Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine‑to‑Machine (M2M) applications.
In comparison to high speed 4G LTE categories, such as Cat 4 and greater, LTE Cat 1 provides:
- Low power consumption with extended idle and sleep modes
- Less complexity, resulting in a lower cost structure
In comparison to IoT‑specific technologies, such as Cat M1 and NB1, LTE Cat 1 supports:
- Voice over LTE (VoLTE) in current implementations
- Data streaming
- Low latency applications
CAT1 LTE Speeds
CAT-1 offers maximum speeds of 10 megabytes-per-second (Mb/s) for downlink and 5Mb/s on the uplink. This makes it suitable for a wide range of feature-rich M2M and IoT applications, including those that require video streaming. CAT-1 also supports Voice over LTE (VoLTE), making it suitable for uses such as remote entry control and assisted living, where there’s a need for voice support. (See below for a list of use cases).
CAT 1 LTE Latency
The CAT-1 standard has a latency of between 50 and 100 milliseconds. This compares favourably to lower-powered LTE IoT standards such as Cat M1 and NB-IoT, where the latency can be up to a few seconds. This enhances the user experience for functions such as data streaming, remote monitoring and surveillance.
LTE CAT 1 Power Usage
CAT-1 supports idle and sleep modes, maximising power efficiency. This helps to extend battery life and device longevity. Particularly useful for industrial devices deployed in hard-to-reach locations, it can mean less frequent maintenance and lower total cost of ownership.
What applications are best for CAT-1?
CAT-1’s relatively high data throughput and low latency makes it a popular option for real-time process monitoring and machinery remote control systems, particularly where a constant stream of data needs to be transmitted.
For applications such as ATMs, vending and handheld point-of-sale systems, LTE CAT-1’s low latency means that customer payment details can be verified swiftly. Low power consumption also makes it a popular choice for uses such as kiosks and vending machines.
LTE CAT-1 is commonly deployed in dashcam solutions. It is also useful for vehicle diagnostic sensors, as well as for sensors that monitor the condition of assets in transit.
High data throughput means that CAT-1 is capable of transmitting high-quality video footage. This is useful both for municipal surveillance systems as well as the type of private domestic security solutions that enable remote home monitoring.
CAT-1 supports VoLTE, which makes it a popular connectivity option for connected health applications. This includes outpatient monitoring and wearable medical alert systems, allowing users to make voice contact with a control centre in the event of an emergency.