MulteFire Alliance IoT Optimized Specification Now Publicly Available

By Mazen Chmaytelli, MulteFire Alliance President

I am pleased to announce that the MulteFire Release 1.1 specification is now available to download for anyone with an interest in LTE-based technology operating standalone in unlicensed or shared spectrum. Our new release is an important development for industrial IoT and Enterprise, helping to meet their specific requirements for performance, latency, security and mobility.

MulteFire Release 1.1 enhances the performance of MulteFire Release 1.0 broadband services for the global 5 GHz unlicensed band, adding many new IoT capabilities and spectrum bands.

Supporting eMTC-U and NB-IoT-U
In Release 1.1, we’ve added eMTC-U in the 2.4 GHz unlicensed band, which supports medium data rate applications and delivers robust wireless connectivity up to several hundred meters. A typical application to benefit from this capacity and range would be surveillance monitoring for private networks. We’ve also added NB-IoT-U in the 800/900 MHz unlicensed bands for narrowband applications requiring only extremely low date rates. NB-IoT-U delivers connectivity between devices that are several kilometers apart and enables applications such as smart meters for private networks.

Enabling commercial deployments in 1.9 GHz in Japan
Growing support for the 1.9 GHz (3GPP Band 39) in Japan is an exciting development as we anticipate the first commercial launch of MulteFire technology in the Japanese market. Developed in conjunction with the XGP Forum, MulteFire in 1.9 GHz benefits from the massive TD-LTE ecosystem with over 1 billion devices that already support 3GPP Band 39 today. Several vendors have also announced commercial availability of MulteFire 1.1 eNBs.

The MulteFire Technical Specification Group drove the specification development with determination and I think you will agree that their hard work is evident.

Download Specification and White paper
The Release 1.1 Specification is available for download here.

For a deeper dive,  please download the Release 1.1 Technical Overview white paper.

Please contact the MulteFire Alliance if you have any questions regarding the 1.1 Specification.