How to Supercharge eUICC for IoT? – IoT Uncovered

Over the last two blogs, we explored What is a Multi-IMSI SIM and What is eUICC. We uncovered their differences, strengths and potential for commercial IoT but also exposed their weaknesses too. In the third part of our IoT Uncovered series, we’ll reveal how businesses can overcome the risks caused by the eUICC standard and … Continued

Speaking the local language: solving global IoT network challenges

Imagine the scenario: you’re the CIO of a healthcare business with thousands of IoT-enabled devices deployed around the world. They’re devices that people rely on, and they’re connected via the local mobile network. It’s midnight and you’ve been told that all your devices in Peru have lost connection, putting lives at risk. You thumb through … Continued

What Is A Multi-IMSI SIM? – IoT Uncovered

For most IoT deployments, zero-touch, out-of-the-box connectivity is essential. Devices might be installed in remote, inhospitable terrain or hidden within a car dashboard or retail vending machine. Requiring users to enter networks details and credentials would create significant logistical and security issues. In this article, we explore the importance of roaming and the benefits that … Continued

Welcome to the Hotel California: is your IoT device locked in?

Increasingly IoT devices need to roam but some barriers need to be overcome. For IoT devices, mobile connectivity can be a lot like the Hotel California. As the famous lyric goes, ‘you can check in any time you like, but you can never leave’. And as the Internet of Things (IoT) matures, that’s becoming true … Continued

Succeeding with IoT-enabled Smart Vending Machines: Part 1 The Connectivity Challenge

Everything looks set for 2020 to be the year that innovative retailers can gain competitive advantage with IoT-enabled smart vending machines. But companies often underestimate the complexities of deploying IoT solutions. There are many more failed IoT projects than there are success stories. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be exploring three key elements that … Continued

The Future of IoT: The Importance of Consistent Global Connectivity

How will growing restrictions on network roaming impact the success of international IoT projects? Is eUICC a realistic solution? What impact could an MNO federation have on global connectivity?  Roaming falls out of favour  A key precursor to the widespread adoption of IoT is the ability to quickly and simply connect devices anywhere in the world. Some suggest this exists through global roaming, yet a growing number … Continued

eSIMs loosen mobile operators’ grip on IoT device connection

Embedded SIMs or eSIMs are increasingly being recognised as a more flexible, easier to manage option than traditional plastic SIM cards for global IoT deployments. However, some confusion exists about what an eSIM is. Subscriber identification modules (SIMs) have existed since the dawn of the consumer mobile market and perform a vital role in identifying … Continued

Silicon Villages – How IoT can save the rural village from Extinction

In the not-too-distant future, individuals might hop into their autonomous car, drive to the grocery shop, pickup some goods and leave, without handing over any cash, or even meeting another person. Bins could automatically send a message to waste management teams alerting them that they need to he emptied. Utilities will he able to inform … Continued