With the policies and the continuous advancement of industrial chains, such as chip and module manufacturers, Cat.1 has accelerated its integration into thousands of industries.
In November 2019, Neoway released the industry's first true Cat.1 bis module N58 at the China Mobile Global Partner Conference, and was the first to achieve large-scale commercial use of Cat.1 bis modules. With the enrichment of applications, Neoway has successively developed a variety of products, such as ultra-small size module N716 and vertical application module N715, according to customer needs, providing various choices for different IoT customers.
As a pioneer in the field of wireless communications for power IoT, Neoway has been leading the industry with stable and reliable innovative communications products accompanying the growth of China's smart grid since the beginning of the intelligentization of China's power industry in 2009. It has also extended to markets outside China, leading China's "smart" manufacturing to serve markets outside China.
In the India power markets, Neoway is the earliest to enter the markets and has been working hard for the longest time. With the proposal of India's smart grid development strategy, India smart power IoT markets are in rapid development. Neoway has become the first IoT access communications product and service provider to apply Cat.1 to India power markets. Neoway provides stable and reliable access communications solutions for the intelligence and digitalization of the India power grid in multiple links, such as power generation, transmission, distribution, and consumption.
As a country with a large population, India has huge growth potential in electric power markets. With more than 10+ years of leading technology and experience in China's power IoT, Neoway has taken root in the India power IoT markets since the 2G era. After the changes of 3G, 4G Cat.4, NB-IoT, and other technologies, the advantages of Cat.1 were finally successfully promoted to India power markets. Neoway will continue to lay a solid foundation in India markets, strengthen local team building, and provide customers with more efficient and professional localized services.
About Cat.1 and Cat.1 bis
Bis of Cat.1 bis comes from a Latin word indicating again, and bis is placed after Cat.1 to imply that it is a secondary derivative based on the traditional Cat.1 capability. Compared with the first-generation LTE definition in 3GPP Release 8 in 2009, Cat.1 mentioned in the May 2020 article by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology is no longer a narrow definition of the first-generation LTE. Cat.1 bis indicates true single antenna, which means that a module can be smaller in size, lower in power consumption, and less in cost. Cat.1 bis can help achieve rapid deployment with almost zero reconstruction of live 4G networks.