The Right Way to Integrate IoT Connectivity? 1nce Wants to Keep It Simple

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By Jamie Moss | 4Q 2018 | IN-5314


The Anatomy of a Service


1nce provides customers with a Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) card for a one-time fee supported by an inclusive connectivity management platform. This SIM card can connect to 2G, 3G, and Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) networks and may be extended to connect to 4G and Long-Term Evolution for Machines (LTE-M) networks in the future. 1nce SIM cards have a footprint that covers 28 countries in Europe and roaming in the United States. At present, NB-IoT is only available in Germany. 1nce is a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) that uses Deutsche Telekom (DT) as its host carrier. Consequently, 1nce’s footprint mirrors that of DT’s T-Mobile wireless subsidiaries and any networks that have a roaming agreement with T-Mobile. 1nce is registered as a mobile network operator and is operating its own International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) range using a nongeographic 901 Mobile-Country-Code (MCC) based mobile network code that was assigned by the International Telecommunication Union to DT.

1nce’s connectivity services are limited to the c…

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