In the course of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (February 22nd-25th) Hamburg´s mobile service provider whatever mobile GmbH launches the “wherever SIM” for the Internet of Things (IoT).
The IoT market is growing rapidly. According to Gartner, 5.5 million IoT devices will be connected in 2016 every day. Mobile connectivity is becoming more and more a key success factor for many IoT projects, as most use cases are designed for mobility. But even for scenarios with immobile endpoints it often makes sense to include mobile connectivity as a fallback option, especially for time critical services. But if mobile connectivity is bound to a single network you simply won´t always have the quality of network coverage that you need.
Therefore, whatever mobile offers the “wherever SIM” that provides the best GSM network coverage wherever devices may roam. The IoT/M2M SIM card dynamically switches to the strongest network – integrating 400+ radio networks in 160+ countries all around the world. For all networks there is just one technical integration point, one price and one invoice. SIM cards and endpoints can be easily managed in real-time via the intuitive user-interface or directly from the customer´s software application via an easy-to-integrate API.
Security is always of particular concern to whatever mobile. Thus, the wherever SIM comes with a set of advanced security features: set data volume limitations for each individual SIM card, restrict communication of devices to specific IPs, or simply lock the SIM card to a certain IMEI to prevent fraud.
Thomas Bühl, product owner at whatever mobile states, “Mobile connectivity is the key to unleash the power of the Internet of Things. We offer simple, secure and global connectivity with just a single SIM card. Making connections has never been easier. We connect security firms with front doors, defibrillators with doctors and vending machines with soft-drink manufacturers.”
For more information about “wherever SIM” contact whatever mobile’s team of experts at this year’s Barcelona Mobile World Congress. They can be found at Berlin Partners in Hall 7, booth 7 L51.
For further information go to www.whatevermobile.com/events
In addition to providing information regarding the IoT SIM cards whatever mobile will present messaging solutions and other mobile products from their wide range portfolio, e.g. bulk SMS gateway, mobile broadcasting, global text message test network, solutions for carrier billing and much more.
For nearly 15 years whatever mobile has been the trusted provider for the integration of mobile technology into business processes of international enterprises of every size. whatever mobile”s customers rely on secure solutions for cost-efficient global text messaging, IoT communication, mobile authentication and reliable carrier billing.
With a recorded revenue of EUR 23.1 million in 2015, the company today employs more than 50 people in their office in Hamburg, Germany, to continuously delight customers such as Vodafone Global, Deutsche Postbank or PayPal.