23. August 2018 | Planegg

BG96 - Quectel´s first CAT-M1 module for IoT



  • Multi-mode LTE Cat-M1 & Cat-NB1 & EGPRS
  • Based on Qualcomm chipset MDM9206
  • Max datarate: 375kbps downlink and uplink
  • Sizes: 22.5x26.5x2.3mm; LGA-package
  • Simple migration to GSM/GPRS/HSPA/LTE modules
  • Integrated M2M-IoT protocol
  • Integrated GNSS receiver
  • Industrial temperature range: -40 to +85°C

The BG96 module from Quectel is so-called multi-mode module. It supports the three cellular standards:

  • LTE Cat-M1
  • Cat-NB1

It based on Qualcomm MDM9206 chipset and thus allows the connection of a larger number of devices to the Internet of Things (IoT).

It supports IoT applications with extreme low power consumption, as well as devices that require long battery lifetimes of up to 6-10 years. Thus significantly reduces maintenance costs and extended the long life time of IoT devices.


  • Smart Home/ Smart Cities
  • Industrial control and monitoring
  • Tracking of assets, vehicle and people
  • Telematics
  • Health&Fitness
  • Smart Metering
  • Wearables