Ubicquia Delivers Branded CAT 1 and M1 Wireless Modems Based on Qualcomm Chipsets

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Designed to meet US Utility and Municipal Supply Chain, Cyber Security and Multi-Band Requirements

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – FEBRUARY 27, 2024—Ubicquia, a leader in intelligent infrastructure, unveiled its new UbiModem™ modules for CAT 1 and M1 LTE networks. Ubicquia CAT 1 and M1 modems support all US bands for public and private LTE Networks from AT&T, Verizon, TMO, UScellular, Anterix and other leading providers.

UbiModem modules provide utilities and municipalities with wireless connectivity and security to meet their growing grid digitization and data demands that are difficult to support with existing mesh networks. All Ubicquia platforms with integrated UbiModem modules can be converted from public to private networks over-the-air using Ubicquia’s UbiVu® subscriber and device management platform. This eliminates additional trips to the pole and forklift upgrades of devices in the field, saving customers time and money.

“Ubicquia’s customer base represents the largest utilities and municipalities across the US. With more than 1 million devices sold per year, we have the volume to build our own modems to meet US utility supply chain, cyber security, and frequency band requirements. Ubicquia’s utility-grade modems undergo stringent penetration testing and US carrier certifications,” said Ian Aaron, CEO of Ubicquia.

The UbiModem CAT 1 module is based on the Qualcomm 9207 chipset. It delivers 10 Mbps downlink and 5 Mbps uplink data rates.

The UbiModem CAT M1 module is based on Qualcomm 9205 chipset and delivers 588 Kbps downlink and 1119 Kbps uplink.

Both modems support Industrial Smart Grid, Smart City and Public Safety applications, such as Transformer Monitoring, Intelligent Streetlight controls and License Plate Recognition. Ubicquia platforms with integrated UbiModem modules will be on display at the DistribuTech Conference, from February 27-29 at the Orlando Convention Center in Ubicquia booth #3317.

“Current market solutions are mechanical, provide limited insight to failures and lack communications.  We knew we could do something better,” said Jow Ortiz, General Manager of Ubicquia’s Smart Grid Platforms.  “The UbiGrid TFD+ provides utilities of all sizes with a powerful, cost effective, cloud-based tool to detect and diagnose transformer faults, and determine if it is safe to re-energize.”

About Ubicquia

Ubicquia’s intelligent infrastructure platforms install in minutes and make the world smarter, safer, and more connected. Our smart city solutions simply plug into the photocell socket of 360 million compatible streetlights to reduce energy consumption, enhance public safety, and lower operations and maintenance costs. Our communications platforms use existing streetlights to expand public broadband and help mobile operators accelerate 5G and FWA deployments. Our smart grid products attach to existing distribution transformers in minutes and provide predictive analytics that make the grid more resilient. Ubicquia® products are deployed by more than 800 customers, including some of the largest cities, utilities, and mobile operators across North America. To learn more visit

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