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What’s the Difference Between MNO, MVNO, MVNE, & MVNA?

Cellular connectivity options have grown in recent years. You now have more available solutions than ever before to keep your devices connected. But with more options comes more connectivity plans to learn about before making a decision. We’re here to help you understand a few of the options you may have heard about and what […]

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The Definitive Guide for the Internet of Things in Business

Data is embedded in almost every part of our lives. Your smart TV can make movie recommendations based on what you’ve viewed previously. Your smartwatch can track how many steps you take in a day. Even your smart fridge can notify you when you’re out of a certain item and add it to your grocery […]

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What Are The Different Types of SIM Cards?

Cellular connectivity is one of the most common and dependable connectivity methods for your Internet of Things (IoT) devices. To connect these devices to a carrier, it needs a Subscriber Identity Module – otherwise known as a SIM. SIM cards come in a variety of types and sizes. The kind of SIM that is needed […]

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8 Tips to Avoid the Most Common IoT Problems

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 Internet of Things problems or consequences of what could […]

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What Is Fixed Wireless Internet?

When we connect to the internet, we usually don’t think about how that internet connection works and how it reached us. But there are many different ways internet providers can create a connection for people, both in cities and in rural communities. One of these technologies provides internet connectivity through fixed wireless internet. Learn about […]

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Is an LPWAN right for your IoT solution?

LPWAN technologies are ideal for IoT connectivity that is expansive and covers a lot of ground like agricultural management, manufacturing, asset tracking, smart cities applications, and more. But what is LPWAN, and how do you know if they’ll work for your IoT solution? Let’s take a look at the definition of LPWAN, the pros and […]

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Your Guide to M2M Modules & IoT

If you’ve been hearing all the craze about the Internet of Things (IoT), you’ve probably also heard about M2M solutions. Both concepts are fundamentally changing the way the world and businesses operate on a daily basis. In this article, we’ll take a look at exactly what M2M is, how it differs from the Internet of […]

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What Is an IMSI? /iˈmˈsē/

An International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) is a 15-digit number for every user in a Global System for Mobile communication (GSM). The IMSI is used by Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and is an important part of the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) profile.  The 15 digits of the IMSI number consist of three parts that help […]

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A Deep Dive into IoT Networks: T-Mobile’s NB-IoT & CATM1

It’s no secret that the number of connected “things” in the Internet of Things (IoT) across many industries is expected to continue to explode over the coming years. IoT solves countless problems when it comes to needing a secure, reliable connection for many different devices and applications. But with more and more devices coming online, […]

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SIM Cards for Smart Watches: Do You Need One?

When you think of smart watches, you probably think of the big name smart watches from Apple, Garmin, or Samsung. Most of these smart watches rely on the cellular network of your smartphone via bluetooth or WiFi for connectivity. However, if you’re wanting to upgrade your smart watch connectivity without tethering it to your phone […]

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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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