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IoT Connectivity

IoT Single SIM

When you’re using intelligent devices, you need them to maintain connectivity at all times, no matter where they are. With MetTel’s IoT Single SIM, your devices will never go offline, even if they’re far from home. How? Our SIM roams intelligently to find the strongest mobile signal in any location – regardless of carrier – ensuring seamless connectivity in IoT worldwide.

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  • Connect to the Best

    MetTel’s Single SIM card will automatically connect to the strongest mobile signal in any location via the world’s largest communications network. It’s like having a contract with every carrier, but only paying for one.

  • Feel Secure

    An advantage of having a single IoT SIM card as opposed to multiple SIMs is a safer connection. With two-pronged device verification at both the IP and signaling levels, your information is fully protected.

  • Go Global

    With connectivity through 650+ carriers in over 165 countries, you’re free to travel with one SIM card without worry. Track and report from all of your devices anytime and anywhere and help your business to truly go global.

  • Real-time Analysis

    MetTel’s Single SIM offers real-time data to provide a current view of anything from a mobile phone to a jet engine. The previous 48 hours of data are also archived and geofencing gives the IoT single SIM card the ability to self-report when it has entered assigned locations.

  • Priced to Move

    Whether your business is global or regional, MetTel has flexible pricing models that fit your needs. And with one SIM card and connectivity that isn’t dictated by device, carrier or location, your mobility costs will be effectively decreased around the world.

  • Manage via 1 Screen

    MetTel's management platform allows you to manage and monitor all your devices and SIMs. Access all your data from anywhere whether you’re in logistics, healthcare, utilities or any other industry that utilizes Internet of Things connectivity.

IoT Connectivity with Single SIM: Key Features

  • Featuring Single SIM, MetTel IoT Connectivity has anywhere connectivity around the globe
  • MetTel IoT Connectivity offers best-practice asset tracking and inventory management
  • Improved security using one SIM compared to using multiple SIMs
  • The service allows businesses to track and report on any electronic device, anywhere, anytime
  • The service offers significant cost savings based on one globally integrated, managed IoT connectivity solution

MetTel IoT Connectivity is an ideal solution for businesses that need to track and manage devices, people and equipment across the globe while also ensuring reliable and secure connectivity.

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6 Critical Elements of IoT Connectivity

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a rapidly growing field that enables connected devices to interact with each other and the wider network. For businesses, examples include devices within a fleet of delivery trucks, building utility sensors, construction machinery, hospital equipment, and warehouse materials. IoT devices rely on wireless connectivity to communicate, which presents unique challenges and security risks that must be addressed for effective operation.

Understanding these elements is crucial for ensuring the success of IoT projects and enabling the full potential of the IoT ecosystem. These six key elements are crucial for ensuring that IoT devices can communicate with each other and with the network reliably, securely, and efficiently.

  • Range & Coverage

    The ability of IoT devices to communicate with each other and with the network is determined by the range and coverage of the wireless network.

  • Power Consumption

    IoT devices typically operate on battery power, which means they must consume minimal power to ensure long battery life.

  • Bandwidth

    IoT devices require sufficient bandwidth to transfer data through the network. Bandwidth can be limited in some areas, so IoT devices should be optimized for low-bandwidth environments.

  • Mobility & Security

    IoT devices are often mobile, meaning they must be able to connect to the network while on the move. IoT devices must be secured to prevent unauthorized access or malicious attacks.

  • Scalability

    As the number of IoT devices increases, the network must be able to scale up to accommodate them.

  • Network Redundancy

    IoT networks must have built-in redundancy to ensure that they remain operational in the event of a network outage or failure.

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IoT Connectivity FAQs

What is IoT connectivity?

IoT connectivity isn’t limited to smartphone use. The technology has existed for over a decade and is the idea that ordinary objects can be connected to the cloud, devices, and IoT gateways.

IoT devices can range from smartphones to self-driving vehicles and factory sensors. Research into connecting other commonly used devices, including streetlights and robots, remains ongoing.

Why is IoT connectivity helpful for business?

IoT devices tell you more about your business and its daily operations. Different devices can track, monitor, and analyze data in real-time to help business leaders make more informed decisions.

Advanced IoT technology can measure staff productivity, customer behavior, and operations efficiency. With the introduction of AI-powered tools, organizations have more options than ever to forecast future trends and act accordingly.

What are the IoT connection types?

Internet of Things connectivity isn’t a single connection type. Connectivity is possible via a range of different solutions. Knowing your options can help you think outside the box and make the best decision for your organization.

The connection types available are:

  • Cellular – This is the most popular choice for connectivity and utilizes cell phone networks. Devices only need a SIM card to connect.
  • WiFi – Your home or business WiFi connection can also be a place for your devices to connect. However, security vulnerabilities and strict coverage limits exist when connecting via WiFi.
  • Bluetooth – Designed for short-range connections, Bluetooth devices use weak signals to communicate with minimal interference. Mesh network topology can increase its range.
  • Long Range Wide Area Network (LoRaWAN) – LoRaWAN is designed explicitly with IoT in mind. It uses unlicensed frequency bands, so users don’t pay for data transmission within their infrastructures. It also enjoys good indoor penetration, lower power usage, and excellent coverage.
  • Ethernet – Ethernet packages are matched with whatever your devices need to transmit and receive data. Unfortunately, Ethernet requires a hardwired connection, making mobility impossible.
  • M-Bus – M-Bus is a European standard specifically designed for smart meter communication. These low-frequency protocols come with easy integrations and reasonable indoor penetration. As an open-source solution, wireless M-Bus suffers from interoperability problems.
  • Power Line Communication – Using power lines as a hardwired option is a unique connectivity option if you can access your power lines. However, it can deliver interference, making it a simple yet unreliable option.

Each IoT protocol has its pros and cons. Larger companies will often use multiple connectivity packages for various purposes. Familiarizing yourself with the benefits of each is vital for making the right decision for your organization.

How do I choose the right connectivity option for IoT?

Choosing a suitable IoT connectivity option will impact productivity, efficiency, transparency, cost, and usability. Before discussing providers, you need to analyze the requirements of your business to make the most of IoT.

First, consider the distances involved in communication. Bluetooth and any hardwired IoT package will be off the table if you require long-distance communication. Cellular connectivity offers the most comprehensive coverage, which is why it’s the most popular option as distances between workers and workstations increase.

You also need to consider the amount of data that needs to be transmitted. Data-heavy devices transmitting complex data will need a connectivity option to handle that.

Additionally, you need to think about power consumption. Some IoT connectivity options weren’t designed for power-hungry devices. Remember, the power consumption of the protocol will impact your devices’ lifespan.

Where does IoT connectivity fit into an IoT ecosystem?

IoT connectivity is a critical component of an IoT ecosystem, as it enables the communication and transfer of data between connected devices and the cloud. IoT devices are connected through wireless networks, such as Wi-Fi, cellular, or satellite, and require reliable connectivity to function correctly.

IoT connectivity is responsible for ensuring that data is transmitted securely and on time while optimizing power consumption and bandwidth usage. It provides the foundation for all other aspects of the IoT ecosystem, including data processing, analysis, and visualization.

Without reliable IoT connectivity, the data generated by IoT devices would be unusable, and the benefits of the IoT ecosystem would not be realized. Therefore, IoT connectivity is a critical component that underpins the entire IoT ecosystem.

Why MetTel?

In a world of increasingly sophisticated technology, one area has lagged behind — carrier SIM cards. MetTel’s IoT Single SIM revolutionizes connected devices to address the shortcomings of being tethered to a particular carrier.

Enhancing security, cutting costs, and widening transparency across the organization are just three reasons forward-thinking businesses switch to the world’s most powerful SIM with muli-carrier access.

Learn how to connect IoT devices with your SIM and widen your coverage by contacting the MetTel sales team for a free consultation on the applications of Single SIM technology.