Global Telecom secures Sprint certification for GTC-7243A IoT module; delivering high-speed connectivity for applications

Global Telecom announced that it has received certification for its Cat 12/15 module on Sprint Curiosity IoT – its fully virtualized and distributed core network dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT). The GTC-7243A is an embedded LTE module that can enable a diverse range of IoT applications, with high-speed connectivity to support use-cases like artificial intelligence, robotics, edge computing and autonomous vehicles.

The GTC-7243A module features advanced 4G capabilities with 8R4T design (3GPP Release 13 compliant); multi-band and multi-mode (FDD & TDD) support; 8×4 MIMO technology for superior 4G performance; Gigabit Ethernet and USB 2.0 support; advanced built-in router software & host-less router operation support; and advanced management support.

The GTC-7243A module enables fast, reliable and secure communication in devices used for fleet management, point of sale, robotics, smart cities, supply chain management, traffic control and more.

Having this module Sprint certified allows both Sprint customers and developers the ability to use the Cat 12/15 module in a variety of ways on Curiosity, as well as enabling solutions such as Omni – Sprint’s office solution for small and mid-sized businesses. 

Due to the standard PCIe USB interface, the newly certified GTC-7243A allows Sprint IoT customers to realize significant reduction in time to market and near instant 4G communication capability for high-bandwidth, low-latency IoT solutions.

“Sprint has long-standing history with Global Telecom and we are proud to expand that relationship,” said Ivo Rook, senior vice president of IoT and product development for Sprint. “We’re excited to certify yet another high-quality product for customers to gain access to the reliability and coverage of the Sprint network.”

“It’s a proud moment as we reach another milestone in supporting Sprint’s vision for the Internet of Things,” said Global Telecom’s chief executive officer, Ahmad Malkawi. “Our Cat 12/15 module is designed for the next generation of IoT devices, with host-less, blockchain technology adding layers of security that far exceed industry standards.”

Global Telecom also introduced the NetStick USB Modem, exclusively for Sprint customers in the United States. The enterprise-grade device designed for small businesses and consumers alike, the Sprint NetStick relies on High Performance User Equipment (HPUE), a technology that enhances connectivity and performance indoors.

Powered by Global Telecom’s CAT-4 module and 2X2 MIMO high powered antenna, the NetStick provides increased reliability and connectivity, while also using host-less connectivity for an added layer of security. The host-less model allows additional network separation and firewall capability.

At home, in the office or on the road, the NetStick is compatible with corporate VPNs and offers security controls with remote management. Plug and Play access allows customers to skip the hassle of long setups and connect directly to Sprint’s 4G LTE network (data plan required and sold separately) by simply plugging the NetStick into a laptop. No drivers are necessary.

“Global Telecom’s patented technology and module design in the NetStick USB Modem enables Sprint customers to achieve optimal upload and download speeds,” said Kim Green-Kerr, senior vice president, Sprint Business Solutions. “Sprint’s LTE Advanced network, combined with the NetStick’s CAT-4 modem, mean one thing: faster peak speeds in more cities.”

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