iBASIS Chosen by Simfony for Global eSIM Connectivity Solutions

  • Selection follows two-year analysis of best capabilities in the eUICC market
  • Integrated in Q2, traffic and usage rapidly growing across verticals
  • Simfony MVNO customers enabled to launch and grow IoT services globally

Simfony Lexington, MA – iBASIS, the leading provider of communications solutions for operators and digital players worldwide, today announced that Simfony, the leading IoT PaaS provider and MVNE, selected and integrated iBASIS Global Access for Things service into its real-time IoT platform and core network. Through the collaboration, Simfony powers its Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) customers by unlocking the opportunity to supply end-to-end IoT connectivity solutions. It enables newcomers with a lower entry point into M2M revenues and providers with a more competitive path to expand and drive their own branded mobile and IoT offerings.

The move capitalizes on M2M connectivity and IoT growth driving the MVNO market, which is expected to exceed US$74 Billion by 2024. The number of IoT devices in use is projected to reach about 20.5 billion by 2020.

The iBASIS global IoT service using eUICC technology and Simfony Platform integration was completed in Q2. Both members of GSMA, the companies’ technology stacks aligned with engineering teams building upon the same terminology. Since it went live, service usage has grown rapidly. The solution has already expanded across use cases spanning maritime, energy, and ocean cleaning applications. With iBASIS, Simfony’s customers not only gain realtime deployment abilities, but also best-of-market global data rates, while using an automated self-service portal to manage and monitor their eSIMs in real-time.

Joachim de Wild, CEO of Simfony, comments, “We have investigated the eUICC market for the past two years, concluded that iBASIS is by far the most advanced partner in the field. We are impressed by the capabilities and expertise of its team. Together iBASIS’ eSIM global connectivity and our pay-as-you-grow model enable our customers to launch their IoT MVNO without the need for high upfront commitments. They can now be more competitive on global data rates, scale up to large volumes, and be in control using our self-service platform.”

Ajay Joseph, CTO, IoT & Technology for iBASIS, adds, “Our deployment with Simfony exemplifies the power of our Global Access for Things service. Integration was rapid and precise, and service established seamlessly. This is game changing. It makes the best possible global connectivity and eUICC technology available to the fastest growing segment of the communications market. Applications in new verticals, such as energy and ocean cleaning, reinforce the true versatility and power of our global IoT connectivity solution. We look forward to further deployments worldwide and an ever-stronger relationship with Simfony.”

ABOUT SIMFONY
Founded with the mission to enable the next generation of IoT applications, Simfony’s products help communication service providers benefit from a new and fast growing market created by an increasingly connected life. Simfony provide a multitier, managed, mobile core network focused on M2M use cases, together with powerful OSS/BSS management features and innovative data analytics capabilities. www.simfony.com.

ABOUT iBASIS
iBASIS is the leading communications solutions provider enabling operators and digital players worldwide to perform and transform. Powered by Tofane Global, the new iBASIS is the first independent communications specialist, ranking third largest global wholesale voice operator and Top 3 LTE IPX vendor with 660+ LTE destinations.

With the integration of Tofane’s acquisition of the Altice Europe N.V. international voice carrier business in France, Portugal, and the Dominican Republic, iBASIS today serves 1,000+ customers across 18 offices worldwide.

iBASIS provides the end-to-end Global Access for Things™ connectivity solution, delivering single source cellular IoT access (LTE,  LTE-M and NB-IoT) worldwide provisioned through GSMA-standard eSIM/eUICC technology. The solution simplifies IoT device connection through one unified platform for seamless, remote, programmable, and secure communication. For more information, please visit www.iBASIS.com.

iBASIS Selected by Eseye to Expand and Strengthen Its Global IoT Reach

Eseye Intelligently ConnectediBASIS, the leading communications solutions provider enabling operators and digital players worldwide, announces today it was selected by Eseye, the UK-based industrial IoT/M2M connectivity specialist to expand its global cellular connectivity worldwide. Eseye leverages iBASIS’ global private secure network and regional gateways to enable its business customers to access device data. Leveraging the iBASIS Global Access for Things service, Eseye’s cellular connectivity coverage in more than 190 countries is immediately extended to 700+ mobile networks and adds LTE and CAT-M1.

Eseye, which recently announced the availability of cellular connectivity solutions on the AWS Marketplace, required fast access to the latest network technology to ensure seamless end-to-end deployment on multiple mobile networks. iBASIS’ Global Access for Things solution results in improved IoT experience and cost benefits for Eseye’s customers, which span multinational enterprises, cross-border fleet and logistics, cold-chain logistics, and asset monitoring and management companies.

Eseye’s Chairman and CEO, Nick Earle, comments, “Working with iBASIS not only enables us to provide our customers with more coverage, newer technologies, and more destinations at a better cost base, but, by leveraging the iBASIS IPX platform, it also allows us to successfully resolve network and connectivity issues faster and more efficiently for our customers.”

“We are thrilled to enable Eseye to deliver a global secure and automated connectivity solution to all their customers,” says Ajay Joseph, iBASIS CTO. “We look forward to working with such an innovative Industrial IoT player and to facilitating IoT deployments, enabling devices to remotely and securely connect worldwide.”

ABOUT iBASIS

iBASIS is the leading communications solutions provider enabling operators and digital players worldwide to perform and transform. Powered by Tofane Global, iBASIS represents an estimated USD 1+ billion in annual revenue, is the third largest wholesale voice operator, ranks as the Top 3 LTE IPX vendor with 660+ LTE destinations and serves 1,000+ customers across 18 offices worldwide. iBASIS optimizes access, connectivity, and value-added solutions, so customers achieve high return on voice, mobile data, and IoT requirements to be first in their respective markets and in the digital era.

iBASIS provides the end-to-end Global Access for Things™ connectivity solution, delivering single source access for local LTE-M and NB-IoT worldwide provisioned through GSMA-standard eSIM/eUICC technology. The solution simplifies IoT devices connection through one unified platform for seamless, remote, programmable, and secure provisioning management and data analytics.

ABOUT ESEYE

Eseye is a global provider of highly managed global IoT cellular services working exclusively with companies deploying IoT devices. They are an AWS Advanced Technology Strategic Partner for IoT, winners of the 2017 Frost & Sullivan Product Leadership Award; joint-winners of the 2018 GSMA GLOMO Award for Outstanding Contribution to UN Sustainable Development goals, recognized in the 2016/17/18 Gartner Magic Quadrants for M2M managed services; and hold ISO 27001 accreditation.

For further information about Eseye, contact the Marketing Department at 01483 802509 or visit: www.eseye.com.

Nordic and iBASIS Partner on Global Connectivity for Cellular IoT Module

AS PUBLISHED BY NORDICSEMI.COM

Nordic partners with one of world’s largest international cellular data carriers, iBASIS, to offer ultra-easy global connectivity for its nRF9160 cellular IoT module 

Every Nordic Semiconductor nRF9160 Development Kit now ships with a globally-usable iBASIS eSIM to enable automatic and instant ‘out-of-the-box’ cellular LTE-M and NB-IoT connectivity and roaming in a long and growing list of countries with cellular IoT networks.

Nordic Semiconductor today announces that it has partnered with one of the world’s largest international cellular carriers in voice, data, and IoT services, iBASIS, to make global LTE-M and NB-IoT cellular IoT connectivity ultra-easy, automatic, and instant when using its nRF9160 System-in-Package (SiP) module. 

Nordic has achieved this by bundling a globally-usable iBASIS eSIM with 10 MB of free initial data into all its nRF9160 Development Kits. All a Nordic nRF9160 cellular IoT customer has to do is register their eSIM on Nordic’s nRF Connect for Cloud website to seamlessly connect to the iBASIS ‘Global Access for Things’ network and gain access to an entire range of configurations, monitoring, and connectivity services. 

Although it’s not common knowledge outside of the cellular communications industry, global smartphone connectivity and roaming services are actually provided by only a few international carriers that partner with local national carriers to enable connectivity and roaming for voice, data, and IoT services worldwide. iBASIS is one of the world’s largest international carriers or ‘IP Exchange providers’ and used by over 700 local carriers in over 190 countries. 

As a result, Nordic’s nRF9160 cellular IoT customers get instant high-quality global connectivity without having to go through the ordeal of negotiating and managing multiple relationships with individual local cellular carriers around the world.

Using eSIM technology, they simply leverage iBASIS as a single global connectivity supplier, with a single contract, a single ‘operations’ on-line dashboard, and a single monthly bill that breaks down all global services used. An eSIM is a remotely, over-the-air ‘provisionable’ (programmable) SIM that can hold multiple sets of local network operator credentials in contrast to a traditional SIM card that can only hold one set of operator credentials. The iBASIS eSIM meets all relevant GSM Association (GSMA) standards. 

We are reducing complexity, making it easy to support Nordic’s customers’ global deployment, using a single eSIM, for a remotely programmable on demand service. 

Ajay Joseph, CTO of iBASIS

The nRF9160 SiP – which is available from major global electronics distributors such as Digi-Key Electronics, Mouser Electronics, and Premier Farnell (amongst others) – is significantly smaller, lower power, and has more security features than any other cellular IoT module launched to date for LTE-M and NB-IoT applications. It is also certified for global operation, has a host of unique IoT-targeted features, and is dramatically easier to design-in (see ‘More about nRF9160 SiP’ below).

“iBASIS believes that for IoT to succeed, connecting things should be easy,” says Ajay Joseph, CTO of iBASIS. “We feel IoT connectivity should be turnkey, seamless, and secure. We’re delighted to partner with Nordic Semiconductor to provide an eSIM for Nordic’s nRF91 Series cellular IoT modules. We are reducing complexity, making it easy to support Nordic’s customers’ global deployment, using a single eSIM, for a remotely programmable on demand service. Nordic customers can focus on their core competencies knowing that their cellular IoT connectivity, coverage, speed, latency, and security are all being expertly managed by one of the world’s leading international cellular data carriers.”

“We designed the nRF91 Series from the outset to make cellular IoT easy and applicable to any application that would benefit from a cellular connection,” comments Geir Langeland, Nordic Semiconductor’s Director of Sales & Marketing. “For us, this extends to every aspect of the module’s operation and customer experience and that includes making international connectivity and roaming automatic and instant. In fact, I think for any IoT application to succeed its wireless IoT connectivity must be that simple. With the iBASIS eSIM, we believe Nordic Semiconductor has delivered this to its customers. It’s also why we believe cellular wireless technology is an ideal technology for building the Internet of Things.”

More about the nRF9160 SiP

At just 10 x 16 x 1mm in size, the nRF9160 SiP is suitable for even compact wearable consumer and medical devices yet is a complete solution that integrates everything a cellular connection and IoT application may need beyond requiring just an external battery, SIM, and antenna. 

To achieve this ultra-high integration Nordic partnered with Qorvo to make a System-in-Package that more closely resembles an integrated chip than a module. The nRF9160 SiP leverages Qorvo’s state-of-the-art, proven RF front-end, advanced packaging, and MicroShield™ technology to deliver a unique, ultra-compact solution that combines high performance with low power consumption. The nRF9160 SiP supports global operation with a single SiP variant thanks to the combination of Nordic’s multimode LTE-M / NB-IoT modem, SAW-less transceiver, and a custom RF front-end solution from Qorvo.

In parallel, the nRF9160 SiP is the first cellular IoT module to incorporate Arm’s latest Arm Cortex M-33 CPU core. This is supported by 1MB of Flash and 256kB of RAM on-board memory. The nRF9160 SiP is also the first module to incorporate Arm’s state-of-the-art Arm TrustZone and Arm CryptoCell security for Internet-level encryption and application protection. Both these technologies are designed for highly energy-efficient embedded IoT products that require the highest levels of performance in processing, power consumption, and security. 

The nRF9160 SiP has 1MB of Flash plus 256 kB of RAM on-board memory with a broad range peripheral set, analog and digital interfaces, 32 GPIOs, a stand-alone modem with full LTE capability, plus a multiband RF front-end.  

Another unique feature of the nRF9160 SiP in the cellular IoT module market is integrated GPS support to allow a combination of GPS and cellular data to be used for more accurate positioning than either technology is capable of when used in isolation. Learn more.

How the world’s largest Bluetooth chip supplier came to be in cellular IoT

Nordic Semiconductor is best known for its leadership (both commercial and technological) in the global Bluetooth® chip market. The wide availability of the nRF9160 SiP module marks Nordic’s official – but brand new – entrance into the low power, cellular IoT wireless technology market.

Cellular is a notoriously complex wireless technology that only a handful of engineering teams worldwide truly have the expertise and experience to design at the architectural level. Nordic Semiconductor’s team all originated from outside the company when Nordic hired some of the smartest cellular R&D engineers in the world from a bout of rationalization layoffs in Finland between 2011 and 2014 from companies such as Nokia, Microsoft, Broadcom, and ST-Ericsson.

This means Nordic’s heritage in cellular wireless technology is on-par with any other company in the world: most of Nordic’s cellular IoT design team have been working in cellular design for most of their careers. And most importantly of all, all technical support for the nRF9160 SiP module will come from engineers who designed the product from the ground up.

The Next Generation SIM and How It Works

Internet of Things providers who offer a ‘thing’ and a paired thing service will often deploy their globally delivered or traveling smart devices with a standard or “roaming-only” global SIM capability. With a roaming-only global SIM, data must originate and terminate from the network of the “home” mobile network operator. This is the mobile network operator whose network credentials are currently being used to connect to the foreign mobile network. As a result, data that is generated by a connected device can be routed across very long distances before it is consumed for use. This can result in poor user experience and high cost.

With the next generation SIM capability, the credentials of a mobile network operator in the country or region can be dynamically downloaded to the smart device allowing for data access in the local area providing for a lower latency and therefore improved user experience.

This iBASIS whitepaper on this topic will look at the characteristics of the Traditional, Standard SIM and of the Next Generation SIM and explain how they are different and the resulting benefits of the next generation of SIM technology.

Download the whitepaper here!

Explosive IoT Growth – is it Hype or Reality?

Over the last decade we have heard numerous reports of future explosive growth of Internet of things devices but there has been small and fragmented adoption at home or business.  Is this just being over hyped?  Let’s discuss if we are truly in a hype bubble or will IoT deliver real growth and revenue for mobile operators.

The Ericsson Mobility report states that in 2017 there are already 7.7 billion IoT devices in total but only 700,000 of them are connected to cellular networks.  These non-cellular IoT devices are locally connected using technologies like Ethernet, RFID, Bluetooth, Zig Bee or Wi-Fi.    So there has been explosive growth overall in IoT but mobile operators have not benefited from this growth.

Ericsson estimates that only 10% of the devices connected to mobile networks are IoT devices and the rest of the Mobile phones, Tablets and laptops.   So the first wave of IoT growth has mostly bypassed mobile operators but don’t go ignoring the second and more important wave of IoT growth.

NB-IoT and LTE-M technology to the rescue

2G, 3G and 4G technology was not well suited for IoT applications.   There was some usage but not the explosive growth that mobile operators required to bolster top line revenue and increase bottom line profitability.   Most chipsets for cellular communication were designed for higher bandwidth, burst of continuous usage and voice communications.  Most IoT applications target by cellular technology require lower bandwidth, infrequent usage and very long battery life (10 years).

The industry saw this and came up with LTE-M and NB-IoT technology for these important use cases.  LTE-M and NB-IoT provide low bandwidth with very long battery life that can be designed of up to 10 year of usage running off a battery.   LTE-M and NB-IoT first was specified in 3GPP release 13 in late 2015 and networks supporting these technologies are just becoming available.

GSMA tracks deployments and commercial launches of networks supporting LTE-M and NB-IoT devices.  In just a couple of years over 60 operators have launched commercial operations in support of this important IoT technology.

So what is the answer hype or reality?

The ultimate answer is yes it’s both hype and reality.   IoT use cases, deployments and devices will explode in the coming year.   Ericsson estimates that there will be 3.5 billion IoT devices attached to cellular networks by 2023.  Compound annual growth will be 30% for IoT devices.   The percentage IoT devices on cellular networks will be slightly more than 30% of the overall devices connected.   Operator will need this to stabilize revenues and increase profitability

What should I do now?

Get ready,  new customers, new use cases and new devices are going to place new and important connectivity, mobility, roaming and security requirements on mobile operators.

Chose global roaming partner that can provide value added services to help accelerate your IoT journey.  As new IoT technologies get introduced, not all use cases and business cases will make sense initially. Mobile network operators need a partner who can provide testing, consulting, knowledge, layer security and hosted value added services that helps provide the operator more business clarity.

IBasis is viewed at global trusted partner to help provide global reach, assurance and monetization of key mobile services.  IBasis stands ready to provide expertise, advice and testing to accelerate deployments of new IoT technologies and explore possible new business models.  IBasis brings collaboration by partnership, adaptability and excellence.

Contact us for discussing further how we can help to solve issues in global IoT deployment through our test environment.

 

 

Which eSIM Remote SIM Provisioning Standard Should You Choose a Business Model Decision

The eSIM/eUICC and Its Ability to Receive Operator Credentials Remotely

Similar to the traditional SIM, a computing module called an embedded SIM (eSIM) controls the authentication and service access for next generation mobile devices (e.g. smart watches, wearables, connected cars, etc.). However, unlike a traditional SIM, an eSIM is a remotely programmable “electronic” SIM. The eSIM is most often in the form of an “embedded” integrated circuit chip soldered into the device circuit board, but is also offered in traditional SIM packages like the micro and nano formats you would find in your smartphone. The eSIM consists of a smart card container called an embedded Universal Integrated Circuit Card (eUICC) which stores MNO credentials and provides the ability to have those MNO credentials remotely programmed on the card over-the-air (OTA) by a process called remote SIM provisioning (RSP) .

Overview of GSMA Remote SIM Provisioning (RSP) Standards

There are two GSM Association RSP standards, one for IoT services scenarios (referred to as machine to machine or M2M) and one for standalone consumer device scenarios.  As you may know, the GSMA published the first completed specification for RSP about three years ago (the M2M version) and have published the latest variation of the specification within the last year (the Consumer version).  There is no specification to date for a combined M2M and Consumer RSP system; however, it is being discussed.

Today the GSMA publishes the following specifications:

  • M2M version: SGP.01 (Remote Provisioning Architecture for Embedded UICC) and SGP.02
  • Consumer version: SGP .21 and SGP .22

The specifications describe similar system components but differ in the communication mechanism between the profile store and the eSIM/eUICC and the initiation mechanism of the profile change operation.

The Consumer version requires an application on the device/eUICC called a Local Profile Assistant (LPA) which includes a local user interface for the end user of the device to control the loading of operator credentials to the device from the mobile operator/provider of choice (“pick a mobile provider”).

The initiation of profile operation is the most significant difference in the architectures where the IoT service/M2M scenario uses a “push” methodology and the Consumer scenario uses a “pull”methodology.

Let’s consider examples of each.

In the IoT service/M2M scenario, consider a connected car company that sells a car model globally which has cellular wide area connections for both telematics and infotainment.  In this scenario, the auto manufacturer or dealership may equip the car with cellular connectivity so that they can continuously monitor the health of the automotive systems and notify the customer when their car needs service.  In this case, when the car is delivered to a particular country, the auto manufacturer or dealership will program the car with, or “push”, the mobile credentials of the local mobile operator to the car’s telemetry eSIM.  Since the dealer is providing cellular connectivity as part of an IoT service, the GSMA M2M RSP architecture is used.

In the Consumer scenario, consider an un-tethered 4G enabled smart watch that is developed by a mobile device manufacturer as a general purpose device.  The device is intended to be sold directly or through a distributor with no service of any type.  Since the watch has a well-supported OS like Wear OS or watchOS, the purchasing consumer can download various general purpose applications from an app store.  In all cases, it is the responsibility of the Consumer to select mobile service from their operator of choice.  With an eSIM enabled device, the Consumer will select from an available list of operators on the device, accept service terms and conditions and request or “pull” a set of operator credentials to the device.  In the case of a person who travels and spends a good deal of time on two separate continents, if not restricted by a current operator, the Consumer will be able to enter into multiple Operator relationships.

Don’t Let the Names Fool You

Let’s assume you decided to develop a cellular IoT (CIoT) connected device with the latest remotely programmable eSIM/eUICC embedded SIM technology. As a company, you may be developing a device or family of devices that will be sold to consumers.  Therefore, you should find a mobile service partner that offers a Consumer RSP system right? – not necessarily. Just because you are making a cellular connected device that you intend to sell to Consumers does not mean you should utilize a GSMA standard Consumer RSP service.  Similarly, if you are developing a device you intend to sell to consumers, you should not assume that mobile service providers that offer an RSP service that meets the GSMA M2M architecture standard requires both devices to be machines like a connected car and a smart stop light.

It’s All Based on Business Model

The correct choice is actually based on your business model.  It depends on who will be paying directly for the mobile service and entering into a contractual relationship with the mobile operator(s) – you or your end user customer.   Let’s go back to the un-tethered 4G enabled smart watch example but consider two different scenarios:

  • If the smart watch is developed as a general purpose device and is intended to be sold directly or through a distributor with no service of any type and it is the responsibility of the Consumer to select mobile service from their operator of choice, then you should find a mobile service partner that offers a Consumer RSP system
  • If the smart watch is developed as a purpose built device, for example a marathon performance tracking watch, and it is intended to be sold along with a marathon performance tracking service, you should find a mobile service partner that offers an M2M RSP system. In this case, you as the IoT service provider have complete control over the service experience as you control both the device and the device connectivity!

iBASIS Global Access for Things offers a single source for mobile data access, globally and entirely on eSIM technology. Today, iBASIS is helping a number of IoT Service Providers enable the next generation of mobile connected devices using the IoT service/M2M GSMA RSP standards based architecture. Come join us for the journey!

Enterprise Mobility: A New Age is Coming – Part II

The Shift to New Devices

In Part I of this blog series we discussed how we, as business people today, have access to many mobile devices and applications that allow us to communicate in and outside of our workplace in increasingly new and innovative ways. It is evident that there is a transition away from today’s devices of smartphones, tablets, and 2-In-1s, toward connected wearables with next generation embedded mobile connectivity using embedded SIM (eSIM) technology. This next generation mobile connectivity will allow wearables to access mobile data directly, without having to be tethered to your smartphone.  This transition towards enterprise mobility brings a significant shift toward new devices, including more wearable technology like smart glasses.

Enterprise Mobility Tomorrow  – The Future of Work

At “Work”

Consider the following “Mobile Enterprise of Tomorrow” scenario.  Employees of companies large and small interact with colleagues and customers from anywhere in the world.  If they are even sitting at a desk still, that desk will no longer have a desk phone, a monitor or even a laptop. Employees will be wearing smart glasses (or contacts) and will use a speech based virtual assistant (similar to Alexa, Google Assistant, or Mycroft) to launch search requests. They can listen to the answer to their search on the smart glasses speakers or view the rendered web page in the lenses of their glasses.  Documents and messages will most often be drafted using speech based dictation.

Typing, scrolling, and page navigation will all be performed with gestures (like swiping on visual keyboards) or by using voice commands, depending on the setting.

Using facial recognition from an outward facing camera, data about colleagues will show up on your smart glasses as you approach them along with task reminders of what you owe them and what they owe you.

In a “Meeting”

In the board room or the conference room, employees will be able to see other remote or “virtual” colleagues sitting around the conference room table using Augmented Reality (AR) as if they were in the same room (a great example of this is seen in the recent movie Kingsman: The Secret Service (above).

Users will connect to a networked camera in the conference room, place a wireless camera on the table or toss a mini “hover” drone camera in the air, to show their video.  Audio and video will be transmitted to all participants via mobile voice, video and messaging services.

Participants will be able to swipe/push applications to a virtual screen/whiteboard using gestures and update or annotate the document/image by drawing/selecting/typing with gestures.

Communication – Messaging and Calling

In the post smartphone era, users will communicate with voice or video using one of their wearables (e.g. smartwatch, smart glasses, ear bud etc.).  Messages will be simple voice notes or dictated to a virtual assistant and appear on the intended user’s smart glasses or be read/played on a destination wearable.  In a consistent manner, all calls and messages will be transmitted to all participants via standards based mobile voice and messaging services using embedded mobile connectivity.  All mobile devices and wearables will be compatible even when communicating from a wearable to a smartphone – so don’t worry, smartphones will be around for at least a little while longer!

Outside the Office

Consider also the following mobile scenarios.  As in the workplace, when at a business meeting or event, information about business contacts and customers will show up in one’s smart glasses indicating information about that contact – family members or hobbies that you can fold into the conversation, important notes from your last meeting, information about any business issues or trouble tickets outstanding with this customer or the status of any pending orders or deliveries.

Even while traveling to your destination, driving and walking directions will show-up in your smart glass lenses. Regardless of your selected mode of transportation, you will have instructions on how to get to your destination.  If you have time for some sightseeing when traveling in a new city, information about significant sights can be overlaid on the building or object that is being viewed.

Seem a little far-fetched?  Well it’s not!  All of the capabilities and technologies discussed in this article exist today! All that is needed to make this a reality is to take existing technologies on the market and combine them to create the functions and experiences described above.

In all these scenarios, next generation mobile connectivity using embedded SIM (eSIM) technology will allow devices and wearables to access data in such an automatic manner that we will no longer even think about it!

iBasis Global Access for Things is helping a number of companies enable this next generation of Enterprise Mobility with a single source for mobile data access, globally.  Click here to find out more and come join us for the journey!

Are you interested in Expanding your Low Power IoT Innovation Globally?

NB-IoT and LTE-M are the two major Low Power IoT technologies expected to dominate the immense growing IoT domain. Both technologies are 3GPP standardized and is now getting significant traction from the largest entities within the IoT ecosystem.

 

 

 

NB-IoT:  

NB-Iot offers a deep indoor penetration, low cost devices and low power operations for long battery life.

LTE-M

LTE-M uses LTE networks utilizing the national and international coverage that is already available.

When looking to choose between LTE-M and NB-IoT one needs to think about the following characteristic of the two technologies:

LTE-M
NB-IoT
IP based communication Message Based communication
Higher speed (384Kbps to 1 Mbps) Low speed – less than 250 KBps
Supports mobility and VoLTE Does not support mobility and VoLTE
4 times better indoor penetration than LTE 7 times better indoor penetration than LTE

 

Regardless of which Low Power IoT technology you choose, iBasis is here to support you and to help you to expand your IoT innovation globally. Get in touch with us to learn more about how iBasis can assist you with you.