Ubiik, an LTE solutions provider, has announced a new partnership with Monogoto, a cloud-based software provider for cellular IoT. The two companies collaborated on developing goRAN ignition kits, which leverage Release 15 Cellular IoT (LTE-M/NB-IoT) small cell for private and hybrid LTE networks and Monogoto’s cloud-based solution.
The joint development will allow both companies to leverage each other’s domain expertise in LTE solutions and cloud-based software for managing IoT applications. Ubiik provides advanced metering infrastructure and PaaS IoT cloud platform expertise. Meanwhile, Monogoto’s cloud core platform will help service providers and organizations quickly deploy cellular IoT solutions in the field, which users can manage from the cloud.
“We’ve been collaborating with Monogoto for more than a year on a solution that will revolutionize the cellular IoT industry,” said Fabien Petitgrand, CTO of Ubiik. “This is a great way for our customers to get started with deploying zero-configuration LTE-M/NB-IoT networks.”
The new goRAN ignition kit will provide everything required to leverage the LTE-M/NB-IoT network, Ubiik goRAN, Monogoto’s cloud-based platform and user equipment. The Ubiik’s goRAN has a fully integrated LTE-M/NB-IoT RAN in a small cell form factor. It features a software-defined radio architecture that supports frequency division duplex (FDD) and time division duplex (TDD). Monogoto’s cloud-based platform offers a secure cloud-native core network, provisioning and a management interface.
Ubiik goRAN supports multi-carrier standalone NB-IoT, standalone LTE-M and LTE Cat-1 and Cat-1bis. Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) is a cellular low power wide area network technology widely used in the IoT space, competing against LoRaWAN and Sigfox. On the other hand, the LTE-M is a new cellular radio access technology that supports IoT by extending coverage, for example.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Ubiik to offer our cloud-based platform, enabling plug-and-play deployment of private LTE networks at any scale,” said Maor Efrati, CTO of Monogoto. “We see the benefits from the cloud for private and hybrid LTE networks, and we are excited to offer it alongside Ubiik’s goRAN.”
This news comes on the tail of Ericsson Mobility’s report predicting the number of IoT-connected devices using NB-IoT and Cat-M technologies to overtake 2G/3G connected IoT devices in 2023.
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