NimbeLink Partners with Verizon and Sequans to Deliver Industry’s First Category M1 Modem for Use on Verizon’s LTE Network

NimbeLink Skywire® Cat M1 modems specifically designed for cellular IoT and M2M applications to be available for Verizon’s LTE network later this year.

November 01, 2016 03:28 PM Eastern Daylight Time

PLYMOUTH, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NimbeLink, an award winning developer of cellular IoT and M2M solutions, announces the development of Skywire Cat M1 modems for Verizon’s LTE cellular network. Cat M1 modems are specifically designed for Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) applications requiring low power consumption and utilizing low bandwidth. The Cat M1 modems will enable a low cost cellular solution, while taking full advantage of the capabilities of Verizon’s LTE network. As with all Skywire modems, Cat M1 modems will be end-device-certified and available with comprehensive developer kits for fast, easy deployment.

“This is another example of NimbeLink’s commitment to work with partners to keep customers on the leading edge of the exploding IoT market.”

The NimbeLink Cat M1 modem is based on the Sequans Monarch LTE platform, the world’s first LTE Cat M1/NB1 chip from Sequans Communications S.A. The Monarch chip is purpose-built and specifically optimized for narrowband IoT applications. It is designed for low-power, low data applications like wearables, sensors, and battery-powered deployments.

“Together, Skywire Cat M1 modems and Verizon’s LTE network simplify deployment of IoT applications on LTE and makes connectivity more affordable than other technologies, including legacy cellular options,” said Scott Schwalbe, Founder and CEO of NimbeLink. “This is another example of NimbeLink’s commitment to work with partners to keep customers on the leading edge of the exploding IoT market.”

“We are thrilled to be working with NimbeLink to accelerate the development of IoT applications and connected products that will operate on Verizon’s LTE network,” said Chris Schmidt, Executive Director Device Technology at Verizon. “With the introduction of NimbeLink’s CAT M1 certified modems, device OEMs and developers now have a complete set of tools to go from prototype to commercial launch quickly and efficiently.” Mr. Schmidt continued, “We are moving rapidly to develop Cat M1 solutions for the IoT market and have achieved the first successful data call with the Sequans modem on the live network.”

“Skywire modems have an excellent reputation for quality and usability in our industry and we are pleased to contribute our Monarch technology to the newest member of the Skywire product family,” said Georges Karam, Sequans’s CEO. “LTE Cat M1 technology is of paramount importance to the LTE-for-IoT market and the new Sequans-powered Skywire modem will enable the development of a vast new wave of LTE for IoT devices.”

As a leader in designing and producing end device certified modems and edge devices, NimbeLink is committed to helping customers take full advantage of Cat M1 capabilities and speeding their innovative products to market with both modems and tools, including development kits and microprocessor shields.

About NimbeLink

NimbeLink is the innovation leader in embedded cellular technology for today’s machine-to-machine and Internet of Things solutions. Our award-winning Skywire® modems and related software and services enable OEM customers to easily develop end-device certified IoT solutions for faster time to market. For more information, call 1.612.285.3433 or visit

About Verizon

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York City, has a diverse workforce of nearly 162,700 and generated nearly $132 billion in 2015 revenues. Verizon operates America’s most reliable wireless network, with 113.2 million retail connections nationwide. The company also provides communications and entertainment services over mobile broadband and the nation’s premiere all-fiber network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers worldwide.

About Sequans

Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) is a 4G chipmaker and leading provider of single-mode LTE chipset solutions to wireless device manufacturers worldwide. Sequans offers two LTE product lines: StreamrichLTE™, optimized for feature-rich mobile computing and home/portable router devices, and StreamliteLTE™, optimized for M2M and IoT (Internet of Things) devices. Sequans is based in Paris, France with additional offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Israel, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, and China. Visit Sequans online at


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