Secure, Cloud-based Device Connectivity Platform For Mobile Network Operators

Today, Chipset, Module and Device manufacturers all over the world are striving to increase their revenues through a “recurring revenue” model, by switching from pure hardware sales to a combined hardware + ongoing service model. To do so, they require worldwide cellular coverage for their hardware, without the complexities related to owning and maintaining a core cellular network. MNOs are facing their own challenges, with IoT and M2M devices proving to be unprofitable to most operators: Most MNOs bear an annual cost for every subscriber registered in their core network regardless of whether the device is active or the size of their ARPU. Typically, only 10% of IoT and M2M devices are active, with ARPU often lower than their annual cost. Thus, MNOs are also seeking new means and business models to attract customers to their network. Download as a PDF

IoT Guide to 2G and 3G Network Shutdowns

It’s the beginning of the end for 2G and 3G networks… In some countries, it’s already happened. The trend for sunsetting mobile networks began in 2016 when US-based AT&T shut down its 2G network. Since then, many other major global carriers have shut down 2G and 3G networks or announced plans to do so. Almost all 2G and 3G networks will be shut down in Europe, the US and Canada over the next three to five years. If your IoT devices currently rely on 2G or 3G for connectivity, you need to plan for what to do next. Get Your Guide to 2G and 3G Network Shutdowns to find out: – The what, why and when of sunsetting. – Alternative connectivity options available. – Opportunities that could provide a positive side to the sunsetting challenge. – Innovative developments which could give you a competitive advantage. – Advice to inform your next steps, including actions needed for a transition plan. Download as a PDF

Continuously Connected Global IoT Supply Chains

IoT has revolutionized supply chain management. Smart supply chains offer uninterrupted, intelligent real-time monitoring: less loss, more control, and plenty of business opportunities, including predictive maintenance. For smart chains to work at their optimum they need to be continuously connected to ensure products are tracked and accounted for throughout the chain. What does continuous connectivity look like? Near 100% global connectivity, the highest device uptime possible, and a constant, steady stream of reliable, real-time monitoring data transmitting straight to the cloud for you to analyze – wherever the devices are in the world. In this whitepaper, you’ll learn: – What a connected supply chain looks like with use cases – The challenges of connecting a supply chain – How to overcome connectivity issues, including permanent roaming – How Eseye’s AnyNet+ eSIM enables monitoring devices to work out-of-the-box, continuously, anywhere in the world. Download as a PDF

Point of Sale (POS) and Payment Processing: How better connectivity could increase transaction revenue by 30%

Point-Of-Sale (POS) devices make payments easier for everyone. But the biggest opportunities are for card issuers and payment processing companies, who get a small fee from billions of global transactions. In the US alone, $52 billion of interchange fees were collected from merchants in 2019 – a 10 percent increase from the previous year. This overall opportunity is set to grow significantly as the world shifts away from cash, and late adopting countries embrace card and contactless payments. However, gaining market share will probably become tougher; rapid innovation in the payments market will increase competition, and new regulations may limit more lucrative fees. As the market grows, but also becomes more challenging, how can those processing POS transactions gain market share and increase revenue? Download our whitepaper to learn how IoT connectivity can increase payments and transaction revenue by 30% and optimise the POS experience for all.   Download as a PDF

What is the Difference between eSIM and Embedded SIM in IoT?

There is a new kid on the SIM block: the eSIM. But don’t confuse this with embedded SIMs! Oh and there’s eUICC, and 1FF, 2FF, and 3FF, too. And what is an MFF2? This post will help. Let’s dive right in! What is a SIM? A SIM (Subscriber Identity Module), also called a Universal Integrated Circuit Card or UICC, stores information that uniquely identifies a cellular subscription. For about three decades now, the SIM has been what lets us connect (“attach” in tech speak) our devices to the cellular networks of the world. It holds the credentials and security keys necessary to identify a subscriber. That identity comes in the form of a so-called IMSI number, or International Mobile Subscriber Identity, which is unique for every user or device on or off the network. SIMs also run an application that passes that identity information to an onboard cellular modem. The modem in turn conducts the actual attachment operation to the network. The application that the SIM card runs, by the way, is also referred to as UICC; the acronym is often used synonymously with the card or chip itself. SIMs started as truly card-like hardware (the first-ever form factor, or “1FF”), but shrunk Read more about What is the Difference between eSIM and Embedded SIM in IoT?[…]

A Look at the Fragmented Landscape of IoT Connectivity

While use cases for IoT abound and deployments are growing rapidly, the technology landscape can still be overwhelming to newcomers. This article gives an overview of wireless connectivity protocols and their respective strengths, weaknesses, and recommended fields of application. The ever-expanding IoT Enterprises and government agencies are leveraging Internet of Things (IoT) technology to maximize efficiency and reduce operating expenses while improving service delivery to their constituents. By implementing connected solutions, IoT is driving advancements across a wide variety of vertical industries, including utilities, connected vehicles, agriculture, healthcare, transportation, and security for businesses and homes. IoT is also driving new opportunities for innovation – solving problems while delivering global economic and environmental change. The growth in IoT over the past few years and its future market potential are both impressive. The market intelligence firm International Data Corporation (IDC) estimates IoT spending was approximately $742 billion in 2020. Looking forward, IDC’s Internet of Things Spending Guide expects global IoT to achieve a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.3% over the 2020-2024 forecast period. Wireless IoT connectivity options When it comes to connecting devices, the networking technology landscape remains complex and fragmented with no one-size-fits-all protocol capable of addressing all IoT use Read more about A Look at the Fragmented Landscape of IoT Connectivity[…]

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