Any Telecom company’s aim is to facilitate their customers’ lives by giving them easy access to services, particularly in the case of IoT.
As such, Swedish multinational telecommunication company Telia recently released a new solution which will be considered a game changer and that can save companies on average 28 percent of the cost of global Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity.
Bjorn Hansen, head of IoT at Telia, said customers needing worldwide deployment have to deal with multiple operators and a number of regulatory and taxation issues to stay compliant.
Controlled from a single portal
Telia Global IoT Connectivity goes beyond roaming, said Hansen, and provides local subscriptions in highly regulated markets. “Customers can now instantly control what their devices can or cannot access with a network that adapts dynamically to connectivity needs,” he added.
In simple terms, the service offers four vital parts: Telia eSIM powered by Embedded Universal Integrated Circuit Card (eUICC), a global network of integrated operators, a unique programmable network, and a cloud platform to manage it all.
Telia noted in a statement that: “This combination enables businesses and organizations to control and manage all their global IoT data and connectivity from one single portal.”
Analyst firm Transforma Insights estimates that the global IoT market will expand to 24.1 billion devices in 2030, generating USD 1.5 trillion in annual revenue. “The new approach to providing worldwide IoT connectivity can save companies on average 28 percent of the costs of global IoT deployments,” it added.
Companies that purchase and use IoT connectivity globally face several commercial and technical pitfalls in their global deployments, as well as the growing challenge of managing their network of operators and IoT data with the number of connected devices growing.
The beginnings of a solution
These challenges can now start to be managed, as Telia Global IoT Connectivity brings businesses and organizations simplicity and a new layer of control of their data and connectivity on top of pre-existing connectivity-management platforms.
“Enabled by our innovative solution architecture that brings connectivity and data to the cloud, customers will now be able to control and manage the global network of partners and orchestrate data and SMS flows in near real time. It sets the foundation for scaling in hyper speed,” Hansen says.
Telia Global IoT Connectivity uses a network of over 400 roaming partners and a cloud-native platform, providing compliance and security. IoT network access using local profiles is available in over ten countries, covering four continents.