Ubiquitous and uninterrupted connectivity has fuelled the growth of mobile technologies, and now paving the way for the Internet of Things. Various technologies and trends are emerging in the connectivity ecosystem. The applications of IoT technology vary from consumer to industrial world. With some connectivity technologies maturing and new emerging, the likes of LoRa, ZigBee, or BTLE will be catering to different applications. But cellular connectivity like LTE is expected to remain a mainstream in the foreseeable future, even for IoT applications, especially with
5G and NB-IOT around the corner. Explore how Gemalto can help you build a reliable connectivity framework for your IoT applications.
Enable Out-of-the-Box Connectivity
Consumer preferences are changing, and they need a convenient way to connect their smartwatches or connected vehicles right at the shop or car showroom. Using Gemalto's
On-Demand Connectivity (ODC) solutions, service providers can enable connectivity out-of-the-box. ODC offers complete lifecycle management of subscriptions for industrial and consumer IoT devices.
Flexibility for device form factors
Industrial devices and consumer electronic devices come in many shapes and sizes, from ECU (engine control unit) of a car to smart apparel. The wearables industry and consumer OEM are focusing increasingly on miniaturization.
eSIMs offer OEMs the ability to achieve their miniaturization goals without compromising functionality. M2M communications have different needs, such as ruggedness and longevity. Gemalto offers a range of Cinterion®
modules & terminals and
MIMs, to ensure reliable connectivity even in ruggedized environments.
Ensuring Quality of Service
While infrastructure like base stations is addressable by MNO support engineers, the geographically dispersed part of the connectivity infrastructure (the SIM/UICC/MIM/Module) is more difficult to address. With an exponential growth in devices, this problem is only going to grow. Preventive maintenance capabilities offer the best mechanism to counter this problem. Gemalto's
IoT Quality of Service offer enables service providers to monitor the cellular connectivity of smart static and mobile objects in real time. Gemalto
MIM Services Platform enables regular MIM audits and hardware monitoring that detects issues so that adjustments can be made Over The Air to preempt service failure.
Manage lifecycle of subscriptions
Once a service provider or OEM has deployed a device in the field, or a consumer is already using a consumer electronic device, it is difficult to switch subscriptions from one network to the other because it's difficult to either take the device physically to the customer care centre, or to replace the SIM card for a device in the field. Gemalto's
On-Demand Connectivity offer addresses these issues, working in conjunction with an
eSIM, eUICC or MIM, without the need of physical replacement or displacement of the connected object.