EC-GSM

EC-GSM

(Extended Coverage-Global System for Mobile Communications) See LPWA.
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GCT Semiconductor's GDM7243i is optimized for IoT applications and supports two complementary connectivity modes including LTE Category M1, NB1 and EC-GSM, as well as Sigfox wireless IoT connectivity, making it a hybrid solution offering superior connectivity options for IoT applications with zero bill of materials (BOM) cost increase.
Operators have conducted a number of trials to demonstrate the efficacy of EC-GSM using the 900MHz band at datarates up to 1 Okbit/s and with a range of up to 15km from the basestation.
The changes that will come with NarrowbandloT, which is currently going through the 3GPP standardisation process, extend range to that seen with EC-GSM but with a greater level of futureproofing and with a lightweight datalink protocol stack.
Adding the hybrid mode Cellular connectivity + Sigfox to GCT's GDM7243I further enhances our leadership position by enabling IoT devices to connect to the global Sigfox network during typical operation and switch to LTE Cat M1, NB1, or EC-GSM networks on-demand.
Demonstration of new radio technologies for Internet of Things: EC-GSM (Extended Coverage for GSM), LTE-M (for Machine-type communications), NB-IoT (Narrowband IoT).
Improved indoor coverage: The world-first EC-GSM (Extended Coverage) trial will be conducted in France using the 900 MHz band, with the aim to enhance device reachability by up to 20dB or a seven-fold improvement in the range of low-rate applications.
2G EC-GSM (extended coverage GSM) standard / 4G: cat 0 LTE and PSM (Power Saving Mode).