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LGU+'s LTE M2M Module Powered by GCT's GDM7240

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LGU+'s LTE M2M Module Powered by GCT's GDM7240


November 01, 2012

By Carolyn J Dawson, TMCnet Contributor

The latest LTE (News - Alert) M2M module commercially offered by Korea’s premier telecommunication service provider has been powered by GCT Semiconductor’s 4G LTE single-chip, GDM7240. The latest LTE M2M module has productively accomplished interoperability testing carried out by LGU+.

The LTE M2M module is now available commercially as a half-mini-card.

GCT, in association with LGU+, is also developing additional LTE single-mode routers and related applications.

With the rise in the number of LTE networks being implemented across the globe, LTE and M2M are increasingly used together. The merging of LTE and M2M will result in quicker data rates, decreased latency and permanence, which is a key advantage for devices with long lifecycles.

Point-of-sale terminals, automotive, remote monitoring and tracking will find the LTE M2M module from LGU+ perfect.

In a statement, David C.B. Choi, vice president of Device Development Unit at LGU+ said, “The demand for LTE data services in South Korea is rapidly increasing since our LTE commercial launch in July 2011. We are pleased to be collaborating with GCT and extend our line of commercial products by offering this new LTE M2M module. We look forward to a continued relationship with GCT as we work together to develop additional LTE applications.”

Terminal devices that have been implemented by major LTE operators in the U.S. and several markets across the globe have utilized GCT’s GDM7240. This field-verified LTE single-chip offering can be advantageously used for fulfilling the fast rising requirements of increased data speed, reduced power utilization, increased mobility, improved application and worldwide roaming.

Dr. Kyengho “KH” Lee, president and CEO of GCT Semiconductor (News - Alert), Inc. said, “Cost competitiveness and high performance are especially important requirements in M2M modules for LTE. GCT with close partnership with LGU+ was able to create a solution that meets these requirements. We are pleased to be working with LGU+ to support the development and commercialization of this M2M LTE module.”

Edited by Braden Becker

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