Machine To Machine (M2M) Communication & Data Packages For The Internet Of Things (IoT)
What is M2M? M2M Communications allows data exchange between machines. Our M2M solutions are available in 55+ countries* and we have M2M solutions for both larger users which require 1000+ M2M SIM cards to smaller users requiring an M2M solution for as few as 10 M2M SIM cards. Our SIM card also offers M2M roaming throughout our entire 160+ country coverage area.
We provide a complete range of airtime M2M SIM contracts, including fixed public IP SIMS, fixed private IP SIMS with M2M portal real-time data monitoring and provisioning systems to get your machines connected to 2g/3g gsm global networks. Reducing costs and offering guaranteed availability to mission-critical applications, comes free with the M2M gold service.
Some key Machine To Machine Communication Services And Machine To Machine Applications Include:
- Asset Management: fleet tracking & management, high value asset tracking, fuel consumption monitoring, maintenance reporting, field data collection, fraud prevention and telematics
- Services Management: energy efficiency, HVAC, preventive maintenance, maintenance scheduling and job site connectivity
- Remote Monitoring: building automation, security, meter reading, digital signs & billboards
- Medical Devices: connecting patients to health care providers, remote monitoring of vital medical information, post surgical monitoring and monitoring of major medical assets
To Receive A M2M Communication Data Package Quote, Please Send The Below Information To: M2M:
- Company Name.
- Company Address .
- Contact person, Email Address & Telephone Number.
- Number of Our Sim Card M2M SIMs required.
- Estimated monthly M2M data traffic in megabytes.
Reliable And Flexible M2M Connectivity
As a mobile operator M2M provides global data connectivity to help you manage and read your applications in the field. We provide technical and operational support and would be delighted to assist you in making your M2M deployment a success. Our solutions are used in a variety of industries, from utilities to retail, from logistics to healthcare. Both multinationals and small businesses are pleased to use our data SIM cards and extra services.
YOUR M2M BENEFITS
- Pooling of bundles.
- Zone control per SIM card .
- User-friendly provisioning tool.
- Dedicated M2M support.
- No obligatory activation period.
- no monthly fee for inactive SIM cards.
- Global Roaming
- M2M Airtime Packages
- M2M Connectivity Solutions.
- M2M Sim Management
- M2M Customer Servicece
Better understand the differences between 2G and 3G networks, and CDMA and GSM wireless technologies, by answering two big questions:
Back in 1995, the 2G digital wireless network was introduced, replacing the analog network launched in 1983. In Europe, GSM (Global System for Mobiles) network technology was used for 2G, with GPRS and Edge data service standards. In the United States, CDMA technology (Code Division Multiple Access) was used by carriers for 2G. Since GSM has a higher performance, AT&T and T-Mobile shifted to GPRS (GSM) in the U.S., while Sprint and Verizon remained with CDMA. In Canada, Rogers was the first player to switch from CDMA to GSM (2G GPRS), while Bell and TELUS waited a few more years to leave CDMA network technology. In 2005, the 3G network was launched. This faster technology was the first to support video. GSM uses UMTS standard and HSPA (for 3.5G, which is even faster), while CDMA uses EV-DO data service. The main disadvantage of EV-DO is that it is limited to data or voice calls only, never both. The sunset of analog was fully terminated in 2008, meaning that all products inferior to 2G networks became obsolete and stopped functioning. Since 2012, major carriers have started to gradually sunset their 2G networks to focus on 3G, with full worldwide shut down by 2021 Today, the 4 major US carriers are still divided in both technologies, but Verizon has set a shutdown date for its 2G and 3G CDMA networks in 2021, to switch onto LTE network1. 4G-LTE is the latest evolution of GSM technology.
2G VS 3G – THE PROS AND CONS
Despite a few early transitions in some regions, 2G network coverage remains strong across Canada, the U.S. and Europe With that said, because 3G devices are compatible with 2G networks, 3G does have the best global coverage. 2G networks have been gradually phasing out since 2012. On January 1st 2017, AT&T will complete the sunset of their 2G networks, while T-Mobile has committed to a 2G network through at least 2019, leaving Sprint with 2G coverage through 2023. AT&T has already put in place a migration plan for M2M4 since their spectrum reallocation efforts have already begun. European carriers announced their phase out by 2020. Those various dates will force 2G products to evolve to 3G networks, since they will cease to function. 3G networks are optimized for data transmission, which provides a higher reliability. It consumes less power, which improves battery lives which is really linked to mobile devices that mainly depend on rechargeable power and play a very small roll in M2M devices. In conclusion, 2G even with the fact that 2G units are at the end-of-life, taking the current cost over the life expectancy of the devices which is the right value and has the best value-proposition we could say that it is relative as one need to look at the amortization of the devices used and the value of the asset with a full realization the cost of 3G device slowly reduce as they become the standard while 3G networks are the best value-proposition for long term application.
|pros||Hardware is less expensive||compatible with 2G|
|uses less data airtime|
|Less power consumption|
|longer battery life|
|Feture-proof for the next 15 year|
|cons||Global sunset by 2020||Hardware is more expensive|
|Not designed for data communication|
|More airtime required for data transmission|
|Higher power consumption|
|shorter battery life|
“Which wireless technology should you choose for your GPS devices, since the “technology network war“ still remains with CDMA in one corner of the ring and GSM in the opposite one?
CDMA vs. GSM – THE PROS AND CONS
Both comparable in terms of speed, reliability and coverage, CDMA airtime costs are less expensive, while hardware costs are pricier.
GSM is the most common mobile communication standard used throughout the world. This technology network is compatible with future network generation, such as 4G and LTE. It also has a higher security, since the SIM Card is used for authentication and authorization.
Moreover, by 2015 TELUS will shut down CDMA networks nationwide4, while Bell plans for 2017. Why? This is so because they are implementing 3.5G HSPA, and because both 4G and LTE networks will only be compatible with GSM, which represents the end of CDMA network technology in favor of GSM.
We recommend GSM
|pros||lnternational coverage||Airtime cost is less expensive|
|Technology compatible with LTE|
|Hardware cost is less expensive|
|cons||Airtime cost is more expensive (but price are decreasing)||Hardware cost is less expensive|
|Nearing end of life technology (will not be compatible with 4G and 4G LTE)|
|No coverage in Europe|
“BOTH 4G AND LTE NETWORKS WILL ONLY BE COMPATIBLE WITH GSM TECHNOLOGY”
GPS devices are using GSM technology, with GPRS standard for 2G devices, and HSPA for 3G (3.5G) devices.
We recommend our clients to switch to 3.5G devices using GSM today, since 2G and CDMA are expected to become obsolete in a couple of years.