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At the time when everyone is talking about eSIM, new solutions are developed to make remote SIM provisioning more advanced. Let's look behind the similar looking acronyms that are all dealing with the subscriber identity module.
An Access Point Name is a link between a mobile network and the internet. The device trying to connect to the internet needs to have this parameter configured and presented to the carrier, who can then decide which IP address to assign the device and which security method to use. So the carrier is being responsible for the creation of a network connection using APN information. Furthermore, it is good to know that APN is not only used for internet or private network connectivity but also for Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS).
There is no doubt that eSIM is going mainstream in the future, the only question is when it happens and how smooth the roll-out will be. One element holding back global eSIM adoption are certainly doubts or missing information about how the hardware used today will manage remote SIM provisioning in the future.
1oT is excited to announce that it will feature a new blog post series - IoT Hacking Series. We want to bring insight into cellular hardware with technical blog posts and DIY hardware projects, that can be fun to experiment but also helpful to start with your product prototyping. Let’s kick off this series with a hardware guide for newcomers!
NarrowBand IoT and LTE Cat M1 are the hottest keywords when it comes to IoT connectivity in the last two years. More and more cellular module makers are offering them, clients hear about the benefits and want to deploy them, carriers themselves are heavily advertising them. After all, the GSMA has standardised and licensed them and 51 commercial Mobile IoT networks are already deployed. So, is it really time to say goodbye to 2G, 3G, & 4G modules and instead deploy devices with NB-IoT or LTE Cat M1?