Quectel casts CaaS and integrated SIM to ease APAC IoT deployments

Patrick Qian, Chief Executive Officer at Quectel

Quectel Wireless Solutions, an IoT solutions provider, is building on the successful EMEA roll-out of its Connectivity-as-a-Service (CaaS) and is launching connectivity sales in the APAC. This launch complements Quectel’s heritage of providing innovative modules and antennas to support cellular apps and allows clients to simplify edge-based deployments by purchasing SIM cards and connectivity management alongside modules, antennas and design services.

Adding connectivity broadens the firm’s portfolio and helps its clients to simplify the journey of designing, building, connecting and commercializing their Internet of Things offerings.

What is the market reach of Quectel?

Quectel connectivity is available in over 190 countries via over 500 network operators, and provides 2G, 3G, 4G, NB-IoT and Cat-M connections. Connectivity from Quectel is available and will benefit deployments that can realize accelerated time-to-market and optimized business efficiencies from using a single supplier for module, antenna and connectivity.

Embedded and integrated SIM (eSIM and iSIM) offerings are now entering mainstream adoption, and Quectel has recently launched the new BG773A-GL ultra-compact LTE Cat M1, NB1 and NB2 module which offers integrated SIM (iSIM) support to its customers.

The iSIM capability provides flexibility and simplicity for integrators and IoT service providers, simplifying customer deployments which previously would have needed to have a local-market traditional SIM card installed and managed. With an eSIM or iSIM enabled module plus Quectel connectivity, the module, once powered up, will attach to the best available network.

What are the executives’ thoughts on the expansion?

“Quectel connectivity is built on the backbone of service, quality and reliability, backed by Tier 1 providers and robust service level agreements (SLAs). Our focus is providing commercial flexibility to ensure high quality connectivity that enables their IoT solutions regardless of location in the world,” said Richard Hart, the Director of Global Connectivity at Quectel.

“Using self-optimizing tariffs, we can minimize the risk of additional charges when issues like over-the-air (OTA) software updates utilize extra bandwidth and therefore prevent bill shock.”

Alongside its long-standing expertise in modules and antennas, Quectel also has significant experience in connectivity, having developed its QuecConnectivity platform that already manages more than 30 million SIMs in Asia. “Our module and antenna offering can now be combined with Connectivity-as-a-Service providing customers a single point of entry to Quectel’s full portfolio of products and services,” said Michael Wallon, VP Sales, APAC & ANZ.

“By adding connectivity to our capabilities, Quectel is reducing complexity for our customers by simplifying and accelerating IoT device deployment,” said Patrick Qian, CEO of Quectel.

“Quectel is committed to innovation that drives benefits for clients in the IoT industry, and our connectivity launch in the APAC is another milestone in that journey. Quectel has helped IoT firms build a smarter world for over a decade, now we will also connect a smarter world.”