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Why choose Mobile Data or I.o.T from us?

Mobile Data & I.o.T

As an independent technology advisor we work with partners that offer Multi-network, un-steered SIMs which find the strongest network for the location of use. By providing connectivity across over 650 networks in 180 countries this simplifies network, support and billing management for your company. Industries like Healthcare, Manufacturing, Logistics, Retail, Agriculture, Transportation can benefit from I.o.T technology.
Offering bespoke tariffs as short or long as you need, with any amount of data also adds flexibility for businesses and 
with data aggregation and static IP's being available means that we can also offer fully managed service with usage alerts
How Mobile IoT Communications Can Transform Your Business.

When considering IoT and hyperconnectivity solutions, outages, overages and rigid contracts should be the last thing on your mind. That's where these intelligent, IOT Sims have a major benefit - Flexibility

The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly transforming the way businesses operate. By connecting devices and machines to the internet, businesses can collect and analyse data in real time, automate tasks, and improve efficiency.

Mobile IoT communications are a key part of this transformation. By enabling devices to communicate with each other over mobile networks, businesses can extend the reach of their IoT applications and collect data from even the most remote locations.


There are many benefits to using mobile IoT communications for business. These include:

  • Improved efficiency: Mobile IoT communications can help businesses to automate tasks and improve efficiency. For example, a warehouse that uses mobile IoT sensors can track the location of goods in real time, which can help to improve inventory management and reduce the time it takes to find products.

  • Increased productivity: Mobile IoT communications can help businesses to improve productivity by enabling employees to work more efficiently. For example, a field service technician who uses a mobile IoT device can access real-time data about a customer's equipment, which can help them to diagnose and repair problems more quickly.

  • Enhanced customer satisfaction: Mobile IoT communications can help businesses to improve customer satisfaction by providing them with a better experience. For example, a delivery company that uses mobile IoT tracking can provide customers with real-time updates about the status of their deliveries, which can help to reduce anxiety and improve customer satisfaction.

If you are looking for ways to improve your business, mobile IoT communications are a great option. These technologies can help you to improve efficiency, productivity, and customer satisfaction.

Who needs and uses I.o.T?

Businesses who need to remotely monitor their assets. From Cows to Production Machines to Transport and beyond

Industrial Building


From human-to-robot collaboration; remote and predictive maintenance to digital twinning. IoT has a manufacturing solution that will up your efficiency.



Up your efficiencies with supply chain optimisation, automated checkouts and smart inventory management.  IoT could be the perfect choice for your retail estate.

Stained House


For current issues like Digital Inclusion, to maintenance like utilities monitoring to support for frontline Lone Workers. Cellular based IoT provisioning has a smart solution for your organisation.

Viva La Femme


In the entertainment industry, SIM connected IoT is enabling connected Haptics; esports and in-car entertainment.

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Energy Services

In utilities, smart buildings, smart street lighting & energy grids can all be connected and managed using multi-network cellular tech..

Old Fashioned Film Camera


In the entertainment industry, SIM connected IoT is enabling connected Haptics; esports and in-car entertainment.

To learn more about how mobile IoT communications can transform your business, contact us today.

I.o.T Connected World


SIM Device Pairing

Our IoT SIMs can be paired with specific devices so they can’t be used by anything else should they go missing.


Automated, self optimising tariffs

We know overages are common with cellular services—but they don’t need to be. Our connectivity solutions like Instanet use self-optimising tariffs to keep you safe from overages.


Data Aggregation

Got more than one SIM? We can create a shared data pool for multiple SIMs to dip into when they need it—slashing costs, de-risking overage, and giving you one single, simple bill.


Every network in one SIM

No single network has flawless coverage or uptime. Ensure your solutions stay online with unsteered Multi-network SIMs that seamlessly connect to the best network—no matter where they’re deployed.

I.o.T for Distribution Centers

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Frequently Asked Questions - I.O.T

Hyperconnectivity - What is it?

In broad terms its a state where almost everything is connected, from infrastructure (I.o.T) to people. In a hyperconnected business, everything that can or should communicate does, and does so quickly. Hyperconnctivity - Why should it matter to me? Increased efficiency and savings When all or even most of your infrastructure can communicate, it boosts efficiency. Hyperconnectivity enables not just person-to-person and machine-to-machine communication, but machine-to-person connectivity as well. If there's a disruption along some part of your workflow, you can respond to it faster. Think for example, reduced energy costs. Technologies like smart thermostats can reduce energy spending by 15% by monitoring and responding to changing electrical needs as part of “smart buildings”. OR a connected logistics chain that can sense and communicate changes like mechanical failures, traffic or weather issues so you can adjust routes in real-time. Improved flexibility When your company is hyperconnected, you'll offer more ways to communicate with consumers and have access to more consumer data. As a result, you can understand and respond to changing customer demands faster. The more connected your digital infrastructure is, the more useful tools like AI will be

Top 10 Questions about IoT Sim Cards?

1. Why do I see some SIM card tariffs with really low data allowances. 10MB seems very small—why not just use a high street SIM card with 5GB of data? M2M SIM cards are designed for a particular application and have a certain “tariff” associated with them, which reflects the specific price. If your application only needs 10MB of data per month—many sensors will often only need a small amount of data—you can tailor the tariff to that exact amount. If you know an application is not programmed to generate any more data than 10MB you’ll be able to achieve optimal value and ensure you are not paying for data you don’t need. 2. Is there anything different about the network? M2M traffic generally uses what is called a “private APN”, which is configured on the device. The APN is a configuration context in the mobile network which gives prioritised resources to the M2M traffic. This generally means that the bandwidth is not shared with consumer bandwidth, so there is no risk of congestion in peak periods, and service levels for that APN are higher than a standard consumer type SIM card. 3. What types of SIM card are there? Standard types of SIMs include nano, micro and standard (also called “mini”). We also provide specific types, such as heavy duty SIM cards, which are more robust, and solderable SIM cards which can be soldered directly onto a circuit board for use in high stress environments. “Pop out” SIM cards, combine all three popular sizes. All these SIM cards types can be used for data, voice, SMS or CSD (“Circuit Switched Data”—rare in new applications). The eSIM is also a new standard, announced at the Mobile World Congress in 2016 which is a SIM based in software. This means in the future (once mobile networks opt in), a device will be able to dynamically switch between mobile networks to take advantage of the best tariff, or best signal. You can read more about eSIMs here. 4. Can I have static IP’s? Yes, it is possible to have a static IP service with a private APN configuration, where the IP addresses can be assigned by the mobile network or by your systems. If you want to assign IP addresses yourself you would need a “RADIUS” server, which authenticates connection requests from SIM cards. By doing this, you can assign an individual username and password to each SIM or group of SIMs, and assign IP addresses accordingly. For some networks, you can also assign IP subnets to the SIM cards, thereby emulating a true Ethernet or fibre LAN and WAN type service. 5. What are “managed” SIM cards, APIs and CDRs? SIM cards are referred to as “managed” because a portal is also provided where you can activate, deactivate, and check usage in real time. With normal consumer SIM cards it is not possible to do real time management—you would need to call the mobile provider and then wait a certain amount of time before the action took place. Managed SIM card portals like ours often offer options for API interface integration, and CDR’s (Call Detail Records) for the distribution of billing and usage data. 6. Is 4G data available on M2M SIM cards? LTE (the technical term for 4G) is available on M2M SIM cards, but you need to check the carrier to confirm (we support LTE data on all its SIM cards). In the past not much attention was paid to LTE support, as the domain of M2M applications was strictly low bandwidth. However as a form “feature creep”, these days M2M and IoT applications may have real time sensors, or voice/video interfaces which demand greater bandwidth and low latency, so LTE has its place. 7. How do cellular services compare to alternatives such as Sigfox, LoRA and NB-IoT? Sigfox and LoRA are competing wireless networks offering an alternative to cellular M2M communication. Sigfox is a proprietary network, while LoRA is an open standard. At the time of writing, NB-IoT (Narrowband IoT) is being tested in multiple countries and is close to commercial availability. We’re keeping a close eye on the evolution of NB-IoT in the EU and especially the UK and will be ready to adopt the product into our portfolio. In all cases, it is worth considering the application, the size of the rollout, and the application’s lifespan. For example, a network of street lamps connected via LoRA would be fine if the application was never going to need more than 50kbps. But in the future if those street lamps needed to upgrade to use real time pollution sensors, or integrate CCTV systems, then a LTE based solution would be preferable. 8. How do the multiple mobile networks work on a single SIM card? Pangea offers a single SIM card that can be considered as “always roaming”. This means the SIM card has no “home”. We are able to apply a set of rules onto that SIM card, which tell it what networks it can connect to around the world, and what services the SIM is allowed to use on those networks. For example, we can set a SIM to use voice and SMS only, or data only, or a combination of all three. 9. Isn’t data roaming expensive? It doesn’t have to be. A consumer may think it’s expensive, especially if travelling outside Europe, but those prices are built based on consumer usage patterns and what the mobile networks think is a fair price for roaming—if they haven’t properly negotiated a price with another roaming network, they usually quote a very expensive headline rate (e.g. £6/MB)! For M2M SIM cards it’s possible to build custom roaming deals, for example roaming in the UK and Italy only. Having a specific country roaming agreement in place will drive the price down because the costs are known, as opposed to setting a higher price for a consumer where the network has to predict where the consumer will be. 10. What about EU free roaming? Free roaming on most mobile networks in the EU came to an end for UK consumers. However there are a number of factors that challenge this model for M2M services. The June 2017 ruling has several rules including: . the SIM needs to be moving around in a “travel” pattern, a time limit on how long the SIM can be out of the home country, and a fair usage policy imposed. In summary it’s better to pay for a proper M2M tariff rather than chance a consumer-type SIM being deactivated whilst remote and overseas. A final aside on roaming: Sometimes you may have noticed that you go overseas with your consumer SIM card, and while you have 3G or 4G service you cannot use any of your phone applications. Or perhaps only instant messaging and email works, while everything else times out. This is because while you have fast local signal access to the cell tower, all your fellow travellers are using the same consumer mobile APN. Your “roaming” network has to send data back to the home network, and often the “pipes” between countries have limited capacity to carry bandwidth from a consumer perspective. A private APN would solve this as data is carried separately from consumer traffic, and there would be more bandwidth available for your M2M/IoT applications. In summary, regulation and mobile network policies change so whilst here we have tried to give the most accurate information , inevitably things do change so please check with us for the latest situation

Why work with Cloud Solutions for Business and its partners?

As an independent technology advisor we work with partners that offer: -Multi-network, unsteered -SIMs which find the strongest network Provide Connectivity across over 650 networks in 180 countries -Offering bespoke tariffs as short or long as you need, with any amount of data -Data aggregation and static IPs are available -Offer fully managed with usage alerts

12 Things every IoT project needs

Often, when an IoT project is in development, the spotlight falls on the application. All of the buzz is around what it’ll do, how much easier it will make life, what revenue streams it’ll open up and how cool it’ll be when it works. Which are all great things to consider—they’re why IoT solutions are so exciting. But there are some very important elements missing. Like, for example: ‘how will we connect it?’ We’ve seen people let their project’s connectivity take a backseat to the point where it becomes an afterthought. It’s only later, when the holes in the project appear and the whole thing is in danger of going belly up, that the operators have to go back to square one and redesign the solution. Addressing your connectivity requirements (and its adjacent issues, like budget and expertise) is at the core of the whole process. Efficiencies and revenue may be the secret sauce that make IoT solutions so sweet—but you need the meat (or plant-based substitute; go veggies!) and potatoes to serve it on. To make sure your IoT project is built to win, you need to ask these key connectivity questions—and for some, you’ll need answers from both the end user and the supplier: How much data will you need? The very basics! This is fundamental for working out your budget and SIM requirements. It’ll help determine everything, from choice of device to type of connectivity. Do you want to pool the data together? Comes in handy when some devices use a lot more data than others. Instead of going for the largest data plan for the lowest common denominator (your highest possible usage), a pool allows SIMs to share data, so you only use exactly what you need. It’s similar to the ‘family sharer’ packages that consumer mobile networks offer. Do you need extra resilience, or is one network per SIM enough? A good question for mission-critical applications. Some can be built to work around connectivity drops by attempting to reconnect at set intervals. But if the solution must stay up at all costs, Multi-net connectivity is your friend. Do you need a VPN, or a public static IP? Or will a dynamic IP work? The type of SIM card required can vary, so it’s important to know your IP requirements from the get-go. Some applications may need a public static IP to be reachable via the Internet. Others might be fine with a dynamic IP, if they just need to reach the cloud—or may need the extra level of security that comes with a private IP. What kind of connectivity do you need? It’s no longer a simple choice of 2G or 3G—do you need 4G, LTE-M, NB-IoT, or 5G? Or maybe you need one of the many LPWAN options? With all kinds of new tech out there, each with their own pros and cons, you’ve got to really nail your choice of connectivity. Where is your IoT solution being deployed? Geography plays a big part in choosing your connectivity. For example, 2G is now being phased out in some countries, like Australia; which means your choice needs to be future-proof. Or perhaps your solution is based underground, or a location with strong electromagnetic interference—in which case, you’ll need LTE-M or NB-IoT’s excellent signal penetration. Do the SIMs need voice / SMS? This sounds like an obvious one—but we’ve seen many operators realise after the fact that their SIMs need voice or SMS. Which is an easy enough thing to enable; but it may change pricing, so plan for it early for the sake of your budget. Speaking of… Have you accounted for everything in your connectivity budget? A lot of businesses run out of money mid-project, having bitten off more than they can chew; or overestimate costs and don’t start in the first place. Often, customers are lured in by low monthly rentals, but are then hit by high overage rates. Lock down your requirements early to avoid unnecessary costs. Have you got an integrated dashboard? If the end user needs a variety of SIMs and networks in the solution, they’ll end up tangling with multiple portals and interfaces just to manage the single estate. Make sure you’ve got the capability to manage the estate with one dashboard—it’ll save you and your end users the time and headache of jumping between portals. How will you activate your SIMs? IoT projects might have national, continental, or even global rollouts; and a hitch in your deployment strategy can make or break your project. For example, if your SIMs need to be manually activated across multiple sites, having staff at each location to do swivel chair work is a huge strain on budget and time. You can avoid this with zero-touch tools that automate your activations. Your SIM and device can test connectivity with a tiny amount of data, then go dormant until the time to roll out into production. Have you got your IoT security measures in place? Don’t let this one fall by the wayside. Concerns around cybersecurity and hacking are one of the biggest causes of apprehension around IoT—but with the proper tools and knowledge, taking security precautions is a simple matter. From the right firewalls to the right devices, always hammer out your security details at the start of the project. Do you have the right IoT partners for the job? With IoT as young as it is, finding the right technical expertise for your team can be a challenge; especially if you’re just starting your first project. It’s a massive industry, with a ton of tech to grapple with. Rather than scrambling to assemble the right experience, skillset, tools and tech, just find a partner that can do it all for you. Two teams are stronger than one These are the questions that need to be addressed in every single project. But the list isn’t exhaustive—things can and will change from solution to solution. And for more niche projects or industries, there are even more questions that need answers. This is why the partnership approach is so effective; two teams are stronger than one. The best way to guarantee your IoT project’s success is to have the right IoT partner. Give us a call—we’ll answer your most difficult questions, and help you take your IoT project from concept to completion.

When do I need a static IP address?

As your device’s unique identity on a network, IP addresses carry a hefty responsibility. They enable your device to access network resources, and in turn, allow other devices to access your device. Think of an IP address like a device’s phone number. You need one both to make calls out, and to receive them, just like you need an IP to share files with another user, browse the Internet, or hold a video call. On top of this, there’s a few different kinds of IP address, complete with their own strengths and weaknesses. And when you’re providing connectivity for a customer, you’ve got to know what type of IP addressing best suits their solution. Choices, choices. We’ve previously covered whether to go with a public IP, or a private one. Now the question is: can your solution work with a dynamic IP that changes occasionally, or does it need to stay static? Let’s break down the options! Dynamic vs static IPs: what’s the difference? It’s all in the name: a dynamic IP is one that changes, either periodically or under certain circumstances. IPV4 was the first attempt at creating a system to identify computer systems on the Internet back in the 1970’s. An IP address in this standard is a sequence of four blocks of numbers—each with a range of 0-255. That equates to roughly four billion unique combinations. While that may have seemed like a lot 50 years ago, we’ve quickly run out of addresses to individually assign to the seven billion people using multiple devices today, not to mention the 1.5 trillion ‘things’ waiting to be connected! Update: On 25th November 2019, the RIPE Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC) in Amsterdam, which allocates IP addresses across Europe, announced it has officially run out of IPV4 addresses. Dynamic IPs Enter dynamic IP addressing. In this scenario devices don’t hang on to one particular string of numbers. Instead, when they connect to the Internet, ISPs simply assign them an IP from the pool of available numbers. In the case of a router restart, or moving from your home network to a cafe, your dynamic IP will cycle back into the pool and be replaced with a new one. Even if your connection remains intact, the change is guaranteed to happen at some point. Why you’d want a Dynamic IP SIM Cost-effective: dynamic IPs are the easier option to set up, and so cost less. Extra security: because they cycle regularly, dynamic IPs make your device harder to compromise. Automatic network configuration: you won’t need to configure your network—this is already taken care of every time you receive a new IP. Easy! Static IPs Static IP addresses, on the other hand, don’t ever change. They’re each tied to an individual device; so if something happens, like a device reboot, it retains the same IP address. This is especially important for cases like web servers, where a reboot and change in IP address would stop anyone from being able to access the server. Let’s bring in the phone analogy again. If you had a phone that you only ever used for outbound calls, you probably wouldn’t mind if the number changed on occasion. On the other hand, if you had a phone explicitly for answering calls from customers, it’d be pretty bad if the number changed every few weeks. Static IPs are also handy when it comes to network infrastructure. If you need to ensure one party can connect to another at all times, like setting up a site to site VPN between a head office and a branch elsewhere, you’ll need a static IP. Static IP SIMs are great for: Running a server: static IPs on your server mean users can reliably reach it for connectivity, such as file downloads. Services such as DNS also work well with static IPs. Hosting applications: when you’re regularly running applications that require others to connect via your IP, like video conferencing or a Virtual Private Network, you’ll need a static IP that won’t shift between or during sessions. Remote access: if you need to access files or programs remotely from another network, for example, a static IP means you never have to worry about being unable to connect, or disconnected mid-session due to an IP switch. Choosing wisely Though they may seem like a flat upgrade compared to their counterparts, you won’t always need a public or static IP. Depending on the situation, it might be more secure to use a private static IP in tandem with a private APN service, for example. Using a public IP address exposes your device to the internet, so you need to take precautions to protect the device from security compromises like hacking or DDoS attacks. Private static IP addresses can’t be accessed directly over the Internet; so it’s best to combine them with a private APN service. This works brilliantly when you need to number and structure a suite of devices. For instance, equipping thousands of CCTV cameras with private static IPs allows you to identify which device is monitoring which area. Having a public static IP on a SIM is equal to having business-grade broadband or Ethernet, but over a cellular network. It allows site-to-site VPNs to connect reliably, and dodges the issue of network address transition (NAT) that comes with a private dynamic IP address. Not to mention, many cloud-based devices in play today need public static IPs to operate. Need help choosing? We’re on it With private, public, dynamic and static IPs to pick from, as well as VPNs and APN add-ons, there’s a boatload to consider, and it can get overwhelming fast.

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