3 IoT Trends to Watch during 2018

During 2018 there are three IoT trends to watch out for with ongoing adoption. We can expect to see an increase in IoT security, business transformation lead by IoT and low-power wide area networks (LPWAN).

IoT Security Products Increase Confidence

Security remains a top concern for companies adopting IoT technology.

Over the coming year, the introduction of new IoT security products will help companies be more confident in tackling security concerns.

We will see more confidence in large IoT implementations, with aid of expertise and resources necessary to tackle security concerns.

Using IoT-enabled applications and devices will continue to grow, which will push business confidence forward during 2018.

Business Transformation Lead by IoT

With the adoption of IoT, companies are using it to transform their businesses.

By implementing IoT Systems, they experience clear advantages over competitors when it comes to evolving their digital capabilities.

Such advantages included an increased marketplace with globalisation, new revenue streams and increased profit margins.

New Connectivity Methods Low-Power Wide Area Networks

Narrowband IoT connectivity technologies like low-power wide area networks (LPWAN), opens new innovations for 2018.

Expanding IoT connectivity to hard-to-reach places, LPWAN offers a low-cost method to increase network coverage.

We will see the increased use of LoRaWAN which is an open-standard that defines the communication protocol for LPWAN technology.

LPWAN an excellent choice for IoT applications in dense locations, such as cities or big buildings for smart lighting, smart grid, and asset tracking.

Due to the low power requirements of LPWAN, it is ideal for long-term monitoring IoT applications. Sensors and meters can now be installed and monitored over a long period of time (e.g. water metering, smart agriculture, and remote door locks).

LPWAN technology works well in situations where devices need to send small data over a wide area while maintaining battery life over many years.

With the greater awareness of LPWAN, we will see even more growth in new IoT applications.

How do smart meters communicate?

Smart meters talk to customers through interactive visual displays. They also talk to each other and to the utility supplier. Two wireless networks are used to get smart electricity meters talking, these are the HAN (home area network) and WAN (wide area network). The HAN is a secure network that allows smart electricity meters to communicate with… Continue Reading

Global M2M SIM cards for GPS trackers

Global M2M SIM cards are ideal for GPS trackers. With our Global multi-network roaming SIM you can have peace of mind that your tracker will stay connected. Track your car, your bike, your motorcycle, your children, a patient with Alzheimer’s or your valuable assets.  Everything can be tracked by GPS trackers. To enable you to find the location of… Continue Reading

IoT M2M SIMs with Global Coverage

Global IoT M2M SIMs with Multi-Network Open Roaming, solving the problem of network dependence and signal loss. Get the best Global IoT SIMs network coverage with: GPRS, 2G, 3G & 4G LTE data plans, SMS & voice on tier-one networks around the world Secure Private APN, with dynamic IP address, fixed public IP, fixed private… Continue Reading

IoT Revolutionize Healthcare In Rwanda

Discussions on how IoT Healthcare can benefit the lives of Kigali, Rwanda residents took place at this years  Transform Africa Summit held in Kigali, Rwanda on 10th – 12th May 2017. Smart IoT devices are being introduced to patients that offer tremendous health benefits at all levels, from inpatient treatment and community-based healthcare to social services… Continue Reading

JT helps Inmarsat Smart Cities flagship project

Inmarsat is the lead sponsor for Transform Africa Summit being held in Kigali, Rwanda on 10th – 12th May 2017, showcasing its smart cities flagship project by connecting Kigali with LoRaWAN™ infrastructure and some other technologies, such as the JT Nomad IoT Platform and IoT connectivity. JT’s participation with Inmarsat to deliver a proof of concept… Continue Reading

Cape Town Smart Cities for the People

Cape Town is one of the most advanced smart cities in Africa with cutting edge technology being implemented with thoughtful planning designed for the people to improve their lives and attract business to the city. To obtain the smart city status the city’s government setup a four-pillar project focusing on digital infrastructure, digital inclusion, e-government… Continue Reading

European Data Plans to over 135 Networks

JT M2M provide European Data Plans to over 135 Networks using IoT SIMs with multi-network roaming and real time connectivity control, which ensures the most reliable IoT Roaming SIM in Europe. Using the JT Nomad IoT Platform enables IoT applications to be distributed to customers pre-provisioned or dormant. You can ensure that connectivity is only paid for once… Continue Reading

UK M2M SIM Roaming Business Solutions

JT M2M provides UK M2M SIM Roaming Business Solutions that stay connected by roaming across any available UK network. M2M devices installed with our JT M2M SIMs will automatically switch networks, and use the most appropriate network available. We allow free hopping between all networks, which allows your M2M device to automatically select between Vodafone, O2,… Continue Reading

Different types of IoT Connectivity

IoT devices and smart objects use several different types of IoT connectivity such as PAN (Personal Area Network), LAN (Local Area Network) and WAN Wide Area Network. IoT devices that use PAN will often use a smartphone as a gateway to connect to the internet, or they use GSM/3G/4G sim cards in each device to connect to the… Continue Reading