Cavli Wireless, a cellular IoT module manufacturer, recently entered into a partnership with GCT Semiconductor, Inc. USA, a company that designs and develops innovative LTE chipset solutions for the 4G LTE, LPWAN, and 5G wireless communication industry.
The partnership will kickstart the manufacturing and production of LPWAN, LTE, and 5g modules in India based on GCT Semiconductor chipsets. India is an emerging hub of IoT product development for the global market and an IoT module designed, developed, and manufactured in India is already welcoming news for Cavli’s existing customer base.
Mobility Matrix got in touch with Akhil A Zeeb, Co-founder of Cavli Wireless to discuss the impact of this partnership. Here we present excerpts of the conversation.
MM: How is this partnership going to impact the connected vehicle market in India and abroad?
AZ: In the first phase, along with the LPWAN module which is already mass production-ready, we have also defined LTE CAT 1 & 4 Cavli smart modules based on GCT chipsets, which are ‘high bandwidth’ category hardware for applications that require higher throughput especially for those applications pertaining to automotive, logistics, transportation, industrial gateways and the likes. Moreover, we are also working on a test roll-out for our Cavli 5G IoT modules based on GCT chipsets which are also on the anvil. Cavli 5G IoT modules will have a special focus for the automotive – connected car segment especially for the markets outside India to begin with as the 5G ecosystem is getting ready at a faster pace outside India at the moment. The connected car market size was USD 14.34 billion in 2019, globally, and is projected to reach USD 48.77 billion by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 26.3% during the forecast period.
MM: How would this partnership play its role in pushing India as a global electronic manufacturing hub?
AZ: Cavli’s partnership with GCT will strengthen India’s current journey in the Wireless Communication Technology industry by laying a solid foundation to design, manufacture, and produce LPWAN, LTE, and 5G IoT modules. The Electronics and Semiconductor market in India is expected to be worth $32.35 Bn by 2025, which works well for several electronics and hardware manufacturers, especially who are providers of IoT solution, to kickstart their manufacturing base in India eyeing the country’s potential to cater to the domestic market as well to serve regions such the Middle East & Europe. India is already an emerging hub of IoT product development for the global market and an IoT module designed, developed, and manufactured in India will propel the country’s digital transformation by setting the base to emerge as a global electronic manufacturing hub even for the global developed markets.
MM: What are the use cases of your products in the connected vehicle segment?
AZ: The release of Cavli’s LTE CAT M1/NB1/NB2 C42GM Smart IoT Module was a key highlight of the Cavli GCT partnership. Features such as an integrated eSIM, GNSS, CAN controller, and BLE4.2 of the C42GM smart cellular module makes it ideal for use cases pertaining to asset tracking and automotive solutions. A few use cases powered by the C42GM IoT module includes:
- Fleet Management – Fleet management solutions utilize technology to manage, maintain, and optimize the efficiency of fleet operations. Other features include fuel management, driver safety, telematics, tracking & smart surveillance.
- Remote Vehicle Diagnostics – IoT-enabled remote vehicle diagnostics solution is every car owners handy-tool allowing them to perform remote monitoring & diagnostics of their vehicles. The solution caters to determining defects and repair vehicle damage that needs immediate attention, avoiding the need for long term maintenance costs.
- Vehicle Tracking – Vehicle tracking through IoT provides a great solution for managing inventory efficiently and in real-time. This solution powered with the C42GM small cellular module empowers vehicle managers to have the visibility of their mobile assets on a real-time basis even in indoor mode.
The news in detail regarding the partnership can be read here