U-blox has announced certification by the Global Certification Forum (GCF) of the UBX-R5, the company’s proprietary multi-band LTE-M/NB-IoT chipset offering end-to-end device security, data security, and access control management. The device is the first IoT chipset to be certified under GCF’s IoT chipset program. This program is intended to certify IoT chipsets covering NB-IoT and LTE-M to enable the IoT ecosystem to simply integrate and embed certified chipsets into modules and devices.
"GCF's IoT chipset certification initiative was launched earlier this year, and we're extremely pleased to have U-blox achieve the first certification so soon for its UBX-R5 Cat-M1 chipset," said Lars Nielsen, CEO at Global Certification Forum. "We anticipate that many more IoT chipsets will come through the programme this year, offering confidence and reliability for the IoT industry with industry-recognised compliance to 3GPP standards."
“We are delighted that GCF has recognised the quality of our UBX-R5 LTE-M/NB-IoT chipset that sets a new benchmark for IoT connectivity while paving the way for robust, secure communication from the chip all the way to the cloud,” says Andreas Thiel, head of Product Centers at U‑blox.