Global IoT connectivity made easy
In today’s global economy, more and more businesses need to operate on an international scale. For the IoT industry, this offers some unique challenges.
When the IoT first emerged, cellular wireless connectivity was all 2G and a small number of radio bands covered the entire world. As technology progressed to 3G, 4G and LTE, the number of wireless bands used for connectivity exploded. World regions, countries and communities each used different technologies and bands to support the millions of growing connections emerging in the consumer and industrial landscapes.
Connectivity in the IoT is not as straightforward as it should be. Until recently, developers needed to design and deliver many different product variants, or SKUs, to provide global connectivity for large fleets of connected devices. Regional products are a great option for small fleets that operate within specific geographic boundaries. However, the logistics and expense of developing and managing multiple SKUs is often too much to support the business case.
Delivering IoT connectivity in an evolving network landscape
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This report was developed with the collective insight of IoT industry leaders at Gemalto and respected members of the IoT community in Europe and the US.
Going global with the all-in-one Cinterion IoT Module
All this changed when Gemalto tackled the challenge of global IoT connectivity with its all-in-one,
Cinterion PLS62-W IoT Module. It combines LTE CAT1 with existing 3G and 2G support to deliver global coverage now and into the future. With this unique product, developers can design one product SKU offering IoT connectivity anywhere in the world - even for mobile products that travel the globe. And they can do it now, without waiting for networks to evolve. Check out our infographic for a snapshot of how it works.
For total flexibility the PLS62-W is available is 3 form factors, Embedded Module, Modem card and Embedded Terminal.
Check out our infographic for a snapshot of how it works
Global IoT connectivity in an evolving wireless ecosystem
Cinterion PLS62-W IoT Module offers global connectivity today while providing an important path the future. Category M and NB-IoT technologies are on the horizon and they offer exciting opportunities to expand global IoT and connect everything, everywhere. However, like all new technologies, it will take time for new networks to mature. Experts predict a longer than usual evolution cycle for these technologies because they were specifically designed for IoT and therefore not previously fine-tuned in consumer products.
If you would like to better understand the real challenges and options for global connectivity, the road to LTE-M and other network standards, then read the report “Delivering global IoT connectivity in an evolving network landscape”, which was developed with the collective insight of IoT industry leaders at Gemalto, ABI Research and respected members of the IoT community in Europe and the US.
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