Recently, u-blox announced that its SARA-N201 NB-IoT module is now available on China Telecom Tianyigou purchasing platform. Customers who purchase modules there are eligible to receive a per-unit subsidy of RMB 20. SARA-N201 comes fully certified for operation on China Telecom’s NB-IoT network and is in mass production.
Following a nationwide roll-out, China Telecom currently operates the world’s largest NB-IoT network. Last summer, the mobile network operator announced a 200 million yuan (US$ 32 million) push to promote early development of NB-IoT applications that run on its network.
“This is the first time that China Telecom has included a NB-IoT u blox product in its online offering,” says Perry Zhang, Principal Strategic Partnerships at u blox. “Aside from increasing our visibility in China, this benefits our Chinese customers by qualifying them to receive financial support towards their purchase.”
Additionally, the u blox SARA-N200 NB-IoT module has passed China Unicom’s certification test. The SARA-N200 is also in mass production.