When it comes to powering Internet of Things (IoT) connections, managed network service providers like KORE simplify the complex world of global connectivity options through strong relationships with over 24 major carriers worldwide. These partnerships enable KORE to focus on its customers’ connectivity and IoT deployment needs as the largest single-source provider of IoT connectivity solutions.
Launching an IoT solution used to mean either selecting a single coverage plan or giving up on simplicity to manage multiple contracts. Selecting one carrier generally results in more expensive international coverage that is not as strong, as it is limited to only their carrier’s roaming partners.
Fixed pricing plans from carriers don’t allow companies to leverage total volume for optimal pricing on their IoT deployments. While working directly with a carrier, or mobile network operator (MNO), seems like it should be the most cost-efficient, the reality is that managed network services providers are able to leverage their significant IoT buying power and volume for more pricing flexibility. The benefit is greater cost control for companies’ IoT services.
Reliability and Responsive Support
Not only do managed network services providers ensure global, multi-carrier coverage but redundant carrier connections result in greater reliability. They can also offer responsive, 24x7 customer support with an unmatched IoT focus and expertise. The connectivity benefits are significant, but even greater are the value-added services that managed services providers bring to the IoT space. From hardware procurement and carrier contracts to device management and roll out - the complexities of deploying and managing connected devices can be overwhelming.
According to a survey by James Brehm and Associates, successful IoT solutions typically require approximately eight different vendors across the entire solution stack. Additional services needed to deploy IoT projects include hardware sourcing, device validation and certification, custom configurations, location-based services, mobile device management, third-party integration capabilities, and deployment logistics. Managed services providers act as IoT enablers, simplifying the complexities throughout the entire IoT life cycle from solution design, through deployment logistics, to ongoing operations and support.
It’s clear that when carriers and managed service providers come together, organisations that deploy IoT services win. When it comes to managing carrier relationships, KORE is unparalleled with its carrier-agnostic solution and global offering of networks. KORE designed its coverage, management, and service offerings to work together, helping companies get more done—and faster.
Beyond offering connectivity services, KORE offers a full suite of managed IoT services that are built around decades of expertise and designed to make planning, deployment, and management easier than ever. From device selection and configuration to SIM insertion and testing—managed services are designed to make the entire lifecycle of IoT offerings simple and seamless. KORE has extensive expertise in areas such as industrial IoT and logistics, as well as highly-regulated industries such as healthcare and life sciences.
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