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MulteFire adds Cat-M and Cat-NB to its LTE-U specification

The MulteFire Alliance has announced that is has added support for eMTC-U and NB-IoT-U to its Release 1.1 specification, bringing LTE Cat-M and Cat-NB capabilities to the somewhat controversial LTE-U space – which will let adopters run LTE services in the unlicensed spectrum bands, despite WiFi’s feats that LTE will end up abusing WiFi’s listen-before-talk behavior. While the LTE community is pretty happy with being able to adapt its protocol to use these unlicensed bands, there are many rather vocal critics of this approach, who argue that LTE is going to interfere with many of the other users in these bands. The unlicensed ISM bands are crucial for many IoT applications, particularly in the 900MHz range and the 2.4GHz band,…

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