Unique Requirements Need a Unique Solution. Meet floCORE.

floLIVE provides a secure, cloud-native core network to Mobile Operators and IoT Service Providers who are looking to launch new IoT use cases and value-added services for their customers. To make that happen, they need to ensure that their infrastructure can support the variety of IoT use cases and the associated complexities that come with them, including national regulations over core network vendors, the ability to support completely dierent device types and use cases eciently, and all the while ensuring the same level of security, performance and latency on a global scale. The floCORE solution is a 2G/3G/LTE/5G core mobile network that comprises all necessary Network Elements to build and operate disparate business models, and at unparalleled scale. To meet tomorrow’s IoT challenges such as high performance and longer battery life, floCORE supports new and emerging narrowband technologies including LTE-M/CAT-M and NB-IoT. Download as a PDF

ABI Research Report – Tomorrow’s Smart Connected Products Require Smarter Connectivity Services Today

At the end of 2020, 6.6 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices will be connected and active worldwide; 840 million of them will use cellular networks, which is just under 8% of the total. At the end of 2014, there were 180 million cellular IoT devices active worldwide, and that number increased by over 4.5X in the 6 intervening years. In another 6 years’ time, we will witness a further near-7X growth in cellular IoT devices, bringing the global total to 5.7 billion. More smart devices are being deployed, and more types of device are becoming smart. All IoT applications are variations of either asset tracking (i.e., “where is something?”) or condition-based monitoring (i.e., “how is something?”), in combination with use case-specific characteristics that distinguish them as markets in their own right. Applications can be thematically grouped by similarity and significance into: metering, tracking/location, smart home, monitoring, smart cities, and a long-tail selection of “others.” Monitoring has consistently accounted for between a third and a quarter of all cellular IoT connections, strongly driven by automotive applications that include: Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) telematics, aftermarket telematics, and fleet management. Yet, this stalwart will account for less than 10% by 2026. Download Read more about ABI Research Report – Tomorrow’s Smart Connected Products Require Smarter Connectivity Services Today[…]

The Evolution of Core Networks in the Age of IoT

Moving into IoT services is a foregone conclusion for most Mobile Operators, but the route to get there is far from clear, starting with the infrastructure itself. Some mobile operators are planning to hold onto their existing core infrastructure used for their mobile phone subscribers, and tack on IoT functionality. At a glance, this could appear to make sense. After all, they have already invested heavily into a core network, they have employees highly skilled in operating and maintaining it, and in theory at least – the more that this investment can provide, the better. After all, isn’t connectivity just connectivity, whether it’s for mobile devices or IoT? This path could be a huge mistake for today’s mobile operators, and cause more problems further down the line. This white paper will look at the evolution of the IoT market and how mobile operators can get ahead of the challenges. Download as a PDF