You may be familiar with SIM (subscriber identity module) cards found in cell phones, but did you know SIM cards are also used to serve a range of applications other than mobile phone usage and tracking? The purpose of SIM cards is to access wireless networks and transmit data, which makes them a cornerstone in the development of Internet of Things technology. Due to the elaborate and industrious nature of IoT, the applications an IoT SIM card must endure are much more rigorous and taxing than the abuse an average cell phone takes, presenting new challenges for the card itself.
Getting online and connected is only the start for any Internet of Things plan. Neo’s self-serve marketplace makes it easy to purchase SIMs and the data you need for your IoT devices, but that’s not the end of the process. With Neo, you also get connectivity management via the cloud-based AerPort platform from Aeris.
AT&T’s shutdown of their 2G GSM/GPRS network has begun and will be complete in 21 months. If you have been in the M2M/IoT industry for a while, you know that the technology and networks are continuously evolving. In fact, there have already been two cellular technology sunsets in the recent past (the ANSI-136 TDMA shutdown in the early 2000’s and the AMPS Sunset in