What to Expect When You’re Connecting – Juggling Multiple Cellular Data Carriers

What to Expect When You're Connecting, IoT Podcast

Welcome to What to Expect When You’re Connecting, the second season of our Soracom podcast. I’m your host, Ryan Carlson. We may have had a small rebrand, but this is still a podcast for IoT professionals and the IoT Curious who find themselves responsible for growing, executing, or educating others about the challenges that come with connecting products and services to the internet. 

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In This Episode – Juggling Multiple Cellular Data Carriers with Allen Boone

In order for an IoT deployment to function properly, devices need to remain connected at all times. While this may seem simple enough for stationary sensors, those deployments that require devices to travel might run into some complications when traversing borders, geographical features, and coverage areas.

This is why many companies seek out cellular data coverage from multiple carriers to support their deployment. Yet while this practice is fairly common, it doesn’t make managing multiple carriers any easier.

In today’s episode, we’re joined by Allen Boone, CEO of lifecycle management solution Simetric. Together, we delve into the intricacies of managing multiple carriers, looking at multiple ways in which technology can help save on cost, even with several bills to pay. We’ll explore how innovations are streamlining operations, detecting anomalies, supporting IT asset monitoring, and automating workflows. 

We’ll also discuss the challenges and potential wastage associated with large enterprise deployments that typically engage with an average of eight different cellular carriers.

If you are watching bills from multiple cellular carriers roll in every month and are looking for smart solutions, this episode is for you.

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