According to a recent report by IDC, the implementation of Internet of Things (IoT) is growing exponentially due to several simultaneous new developments: leaps in innovation around computing, storage and analytics; falling technology costs; and a sharp jump in mobile device use. They predict that by 2020, there will be 28 billion connected units globally and the market for IoT solutions will top £5.6 trillion, but why should the channel care?
The channel can benefit from this rise in demand by providing 4G data to SMEs in areas of poor fixed line connectivity and where there are accessibility issues. They can monitor usage in Mobile Manager and add bolt-ons to pro-actively manage monthly bills and prevent bill-shock.
Companies that need remote access to devices require fixed IP SIMs and Jola has recently launched a range of packages and bolt-ons, on 30-day terms, to meet this requirement. Jola partners are using Fixed IP SIMs in a variety of applications, including vending machines, smart bill boards, vehicle tracking and monitoring devices as well as in CCTV cameras.
“By adding Fixed IP SIMs to our portfolio, we are helping partners to service IoT solutions across multiple verticals. Our services are cost-effective and managed within a complete management portal, giving partners the ability to set alerts and actions to help customers avoid bill shock and maximise margin.” Lee Broxson, Sales Director, Jola.