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The Rise of IoT: The History of the Internet of Things

The heart of innovation is effective and accessible communication. The Internet of Things (IoT) has made it possible for devices to relay information one to another. In the past, this exchange of information between devices has often been referred to as machine to machine technology (M2M). M2M sim cards allow devices to send and receive […]

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What Is an ICCID Number? Decoding IoT SIM Cards

In order to join the global network, you need a name or identifier. That’s why we all receive a name and a social security number at birth. These identifiers help schools, employers, and government entities connect important information throughout our lives. SIM cards operate in a similar way but for machines and devices.  As we […]

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Understanding the relationship between IoT and big data

IoT, big data, and the combination of the two are necessities for many modern organizations. IoT and big data are very connected, but they are also distinct. Read on to learn more about IoT, big data, and the relationship they hold.  How does IoT contribute to big data? So how does this relationship between IoT […]

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What is an IoT gateway?

With a growing level of diversity in the IoT ecosystem, how do IoT devices, applications, and users “talk” with varying connectivity requirements and languages? In an industry of expounding technology, the internet gateway facilitates communication. All of your IoT components, including SIM cards and data plans, require a centralized gateway command center. A gateway is […]

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Is a LPWAN right for your IoT solution?

What is a LPWAN? LPWAN stands for low-power wide-area network, and it fits into the wider ecosystem of WANs (wide-area networks). Unlike a wireless WAN that supports more data and connects users, LPWANs allow for long-range, wireless telecommunications while keeping a low bit rate. When we say ‘low bit rate,’ a typical data range per […]

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The Importance of IoT in Your Daily Life

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of devices all around that world that are connected to the internet and to each other. So while we commonly think of IoT as something distant, you almost inevitably come in contact with it everyday. If you want to dive a bit deeper into how it all […]

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8 Tips to Avoid the Most Common IoT Downfalls

In the municipality of Malmö, Sweden, a digital display shows train timetables. At least it mostly does. The IT team in Malmö took a few security shortcuts and used an insecure internet connection with their IoT connection for the display board. They didn’t think through the IoT problems or consequences of what could happen because […]

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What to Look for in an LTE Failover Solution

The world as we know it today relies on connectivity to function. Every organization needs to be connected to run day-to-day operations, but sometimes that isn’t always possible. Networks can fail, and connectivity can go down. When networks fail, businesses need connectivity to fall back on to continue daily operations. In this article, we’ll discuss […]

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What Every Business Should Know about Internet Failover

Our global economy is built upon a digital empire ruled by billions of consumers demanding instant access and results. Every moment counts in the world of connectivity. Businesses striving to keep a competitive edge must constantly adapt their operations for the most secure connection. An hour of lost connectivity could cost your business thousands of […]

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What You Need To Know About the 2G and 3G Sunset

The evolution of mobile networks has led to increased speeds and functionality for consumers. The IoT world benefits from these network improvements with widing coverage and stronger connection to deployed devices. However, IoT carriers and customers are experiencing added pressure to stay up-to-date with new network capabilities. As the new networks have risen, old networks […]

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