Simplify Your IoT & M2M Strategy with Simetric
IoT device deployments, of any size or type, can be a costly and unwieldy endeavor for companies that maintain relationships with multiple carriers. Organizations determining how to manage existing, rolling out new or migrating their IoT footprints think that by sticking with a single provider it makes sense for simplicity’s sake, but once you are locked in with one provider, you are most likely bound by the data, device, and service limitations that provider has on offer.
Maintaining multiple provider relationships promises to give more data, device, and service flexibility, but the operational expenses that come with managing disparate carrier technologies is a formidable challenge. The fact is, for many organizations, more carrier relationships mean more operational inefficiencies and hidden expenses.
Managing multiple carriers and need to activate or manage a single or even a few hundred SIMs? It sounds simple enough. But consider the steps it takes to manually manage across carriers. Likely, you will need to navigate to a carrier-specific self-serve platform to do it – a platform complete with its own login, invoicing schedule, and buttonology. It may be feasible to operate and manage your own environment in the self-serve platform of one or two carriers with very few devices. But once you are dealing with four, five, six or seven plus carriers at one time – with ten thousand devices each (and most likely more) – that’s when the costs (measured in both time and money) become painfully clear.