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IoT Hacking Series #3: What is Access Point Name (APN) and How it Works?

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).

Ken-Tristan Peterson

1oT is launching revolutionary eSIM for IoT at Mobile World Congress 2019

1oT, the global connectivity provider for IoT, is launching the eSIM for IoT at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona on Feb 25-28, 2019. This is the future of SIM technology pushed to the market in collaboration with Giesecke+Devrient Mobile Security (G+D), the world’s leading eSIM management service provider. Technically known as eUICC, eSIM is an unlocked SIM card that enables the client to manage different carrier services “over-the-air” without the need to physically change the SIM card.

Märt Kroodo

IoT Hacking Series #2: eSIM Supported Hardware

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.

Ken-Tristan Peterson

eSIM Series #4: How Does eSIM Technically Work?

We have been talking a lot about eSIM (eUICC) and its advantages. As you know, it is an unlocked SIM card that enables you to swap between carrier services “over-the-air” without the need to physically change the SIM card. But, we owe you some more explanations about what eSIM really is, how it technically works, and why you need it.

Rameez Sultan

IoT Hacking Series #1: IoT Hardware Guide to Cellular Connectivity for Dummies

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!

Ken-Tristan Peterson

eSIM Series #3: Why eSIM Certification and interoperability Matters

1oT is launching its eSIM (eUICC) at Mobile World Congress 2019 this February and as this launch has proven to be an educational journey for us we believe this knowledge should be shared. We would like to serialize this blog post as the third, following our previous posts, "eSIM Series #1: Clearing the Confusion around eSIM" and “eSIM Series #2: Challenges for eSIM to Overcome”. With this post, we would like to shed light on one of the main cornerstones for choosing the correct eSIM and the Remote Sim Provisioning platform.

Rameez Sultan

eSIM Series #2: Challenges for eSIM to Overcome

1oT is happy to announce that it will launch its eSIM (eUICC) at Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona! We will keep you tuned about the launch closer to the date, but first, we would like to initiate our eSIM blog series to share more insight on this field. Since in May'18 we wrote about eSIM in the post called "eSIM Series #1: Clearing the Confusion around eSIM" then let's call this post #2. We start from the basics and are talking about the challenges that are hindering the eSIM’s take over of the IoT domain. 

Rameez Sultan

Meet 1oT at Smart City Expo World Congress!

We're excited to announce that 1oT will be exhibiting at Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, Spain from the 13th to 15th of November! The event will be held at Fira Barcelona Gran Via where more than 890 exhibitors will showcase their solutions. Let's meet in Barcelona!

Heimar Lecht

Product Release: New App on 1oT Terminal - Sigfox Integration

1oT is proud to announce that we have completed integrations with Sigfox so that you can now monitor your Sigfox connections alongside your existing cellular connections on our Terminal platform. The beta version of the Sigfox app is now available in the Terminal App Store alongside our other value-added services and apps.

Heimar Lecht

1oT Welcomes Rameez Sultan as our Connectivity Technologies Lead

1oT is pleased to announce that Rameez Sultan, an IoT enthusiast with 9 plus years of experience in the Smartcard world, has joined our company as a Connectivity Technologies Lead. Previously, Rameez was part of IDEMIA (formerly known as Oberthur), the world's leading SIM and eSIM vendor in the world, where he progressed from a SIM to an eSIM expert.

Märt Kroodo

Product Release: New App on 1oT Terminal - Productivity Toolkit

1oT is excited to announce a new app on 1oT Terminal: Productivity Toolkit. This app makes it possible to manage SIMs via bulk actions, perform bulk changes via .csv upload and add tags to the SIMs. The Productivity Toolkit will be available to our clients starting from August this year.

Heimar Lecht

The State of Roaming: NarrowBand IoT & LTE Cat M1

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?

Heimar Lecht

1oT at MWC Shanghai 2018

1oT is proud to be attending the Mobile World Congress Shanghai event from June 27-29, 2018. As one of the leading industry events, MWC Shanghai will bring together the leaders and innovators in the mobile and connectivity fields from Asia and around the world to discuss the future of connectivity.  

Heimar Lecht

1oT at GCCM Berlin

1oT is excited to announce that we will be participating in the 5th annual Central and Eastern Europe Carrier Community Conference in Berlin on the 18th and 19th of June 2018. This conference brings together its 600+ members who are decision makers and executives from over 300 companies.

Andrew Worth

Meet 1oT at #CEBIT

We're excited to announce that 1oT will be attending CEBIT in Hannover, Germany from the 12 - 14 June! The event will be held at Deutsche Messe and more than 3000 exhibitors will showcase their solutions there. Let's meet at the biggest innovation and digitization festival in Europe!

Heimar Lecht

How the Internet of Things benefits the Sharing Economy

So you want to be able to develop a bike-sharing service, or perhaps you have another inventive sharing concept in mind. There is an obvious need to track and maintain the products that you have put into the world, and this is one of the many areas where the Internet of Things and sharing economies go hand in hand.

Andrew Worth

Product Release: New App on 1oT Terminal - KPI Reporting

1oT is excited to announce a new app on 1oT Terminal: KPI Reporting. This tool that makes it possible to track all the important SIM metrics, compare them to earlier periods and send the reports automatically to the relevant parties. The KPI Reporting app will be available to all of our existing clients starting from the end of June 2018.

Heimar Lecht

eSIM Series #1: Clearing the confusion around eSIM

It’s been more than a year and a half since we released our first blog post about eSIM and why it represents the future of SIM technology. Still, today there is much confusion on the internet over what eSIM actually means, it’s strengths, and how it actually works. Let’s dig into the topic and find out.

Heimar Lecht

1oT makes its service machine-readable, enabling smart devices to take control of their own destiny

1oT, the leading global connectivity provider for IoT device makers, announces it has made its service machine-readable, enabling smart devices to select and purchase their own connectivity without the interference of its owner.

Märt Kroodo

2G and 3G networks are shutting down globally?!

It was “only” 28 years ago when the GSM standards and 2G phones were deployed. The rise of the internet brought us cellular networks just a few years later. By 2018, many carriers have already shut down their 2G networks and many more are going to do it soon. The same might happen for 3G soon. Why and where is this happening?

Heimar Lecht

IoT trends for 2018

While we must admit that 2017 was a great year for both 1oT and IoT in general, we are eager to look to future and see what 2018 will bring to this amazing sector.These  projections and expectations are what we are most excited about for the coming year.

Heimar Lecht

Navigating the maze of certification in North America

Whether you’re in the prototype phase or have already developed a wireless IoT or M2M device to bring to market, the task of navigating the maze of certification in North America may seem daunting at first. The proper certification is as important as any other step in designing a wireless device and preparing to launch it. While certificates can seem like an afterthought or the last step of product development it is important to remember that missing certificates can cause setbacks in getting products to market according to your timeline.  

Andrew Worth

Meet the 1oT Team at #MWC18

We’re pleased to announce that 1oT will be attending Mobile World Congress 2018 (MWC18) in Barcelona from 26 February - 1 March 2018. It is the world's largest exhibition for the mobile industry and a conference featuring prominent executives representing mobile operators, device manufacturers, technology providers, vendors and content owners.

Märt Kroodo

The end of dual-SIM in IoT!?

Everybody has experienced Dead Zones and areas with bad reception for certain telecom's networks. As companies are deploying their devices in multiple regions & cities, and more and more IoT devices are finding its way to rural areas, the risk of having bad connectivity is high. That is why many device makers have decided to insert two SIM cards, from different telecoms, to ensure good connectivity whether the device is in a big city or in the middle of nowhere. Unfortunately, this means getting two bills for every device deployed, doubling the costs.

Heimar Lecht

Telia Launched Commercial Testing of 1oT’s Revolutionary Platform

The global cellular connectivity provider 1oT and the mobile operator Telia Estonia started providing 1oT’s connectivity management platform to selected Telia’s IoT and M2M customers. With the pilot project, Telia’s customers can manage their SIM cards and mobile data traffic via the revolutionary 1oT’s self-service platform called 1oT Terminal.

Märt Kroodo

1oT’s partner Boomerang Bike launching its next generation device on Indiegogo

Bike theft happens. According to the NYPD, 4849 bikes were stolen in New York in 2014 and this number has grown higher year by year. Luckily our friends at Boomerang Bike and its team of avid cyclists have developed a solution to solve this problem. Boomerang produces motion detection alarm + GPS trackers for bikes and are about to launch its next generation product next month on Indiegogo.

Heimar Lecht

Debugging with the Particle Electron

Developing IoT products is a multifaceted process - writing software, designing hardware, connecting it all to a cloud. There are many points that can go wrong, which is why it is really important to have good tools for debugging. If the problem is somewhere between the network and the modem, this article might help.

Andres Robam

Use of IoT in Agriculture

Agriculture, farms, tractors, corn fields, grain, harvesting – words that most city dwellers would associate with “primitive”, “stagnation” or “aging”. What if we told you that one of the main sources of innovation in Internet of Things happens at that sector? 

Heimar Lecht

Latest Craze in the US and EU: E-Bikes!

If you are living in an urban environment, you probably run into bicycles on a daily basis or perhaps even ride one. Something you might have noticed is that more and more bicycles around us are gaining extra features like electrical motor in the rear hub, smart turn signals, GPS tracking or smart bike locks integrated to them. It is quite easy to spot a bulky frame or big battery attached to a bicycle.

Heimar Lecht

Should You Be Concerned About Your IoT Data Privacy?

In this day and age, people are constantly surrounded by devices that are online. Usually, it is a phone or a computer but with the growing popularity of different smart home solutions, this device can be a microphone, a camera or something simpler like a temperature sensor or a lightbulb. Apart from being connected to the internet, these devices have one other thing in common – they make our day-to-day life more comfortable and convenient. While really useful, this creates vulnerabilities that might enable your data to fall into the wrong hands.

Andres Robam

Meet 1oT at #MWCA17

We’re happy to announce that 1oT will be attending Mobile World Congress Americas 2017 (MWCA17) in San Francisco from 12 - 14 September. MWC Americas will debut at Moscone Center and will be the premier mobile industry event for the Americas.

Märt Kroodo

5G - New Dream Network?

2G, 3G and 4G/LTE represent the evolution of mobile networks. We are all using mobile internet on daily basis and are well aware of the disturbing problem regarding the network coverage and data transfer speed, especially at crowded events or indoors. Even today we still have areas where only GPRS, EDGE or 3G coverage is available. If you are used to the 4G/LTE network, older generations feel painfully slow. But, all of this is about to change in the near future when 5G will be launched.

Märt Kroodo

How IoT Has Transformed Cities Around Us

Smart Cities, Transformed Cities, Enhanced Cities – whatever you want to call them, are here to stay. The word pair “Smart City” stands for the vision of improving city living through technology and Internet of Things (IoT) in particular. More broadly speaking, it can be taken as a symbol for fighting against urbanisation and pollution, while making urban living more efficient, environmentally friendly and valuable. Here is a list of trending smart city solutions that cities are looking at or are already benefitting from.

Heimar Lecht

Are You Ready for Roaming Like at Home in the EU?

In case you didn’t know, the European Commission has been working in the recent years (they started in 2007!) to abolish the often ridiculously expensive roaming charges within the European Union countries. That is a very important step towards the bigger goal of converting the EU into a Digital Single Market.

Märt Kroodo

1oT Now Available in Over 150 Countries and Unlocking its Connectivity Platform to MNOs

1oT is becoming the leading global connectivity provider for Internet of Things (IoT) startups and is especially proud of its strong market presence in connected light vehicles segment. 1oT's global SIM cards and self-service based connectivity platform called the 1oT Terminal are being used by hundreds of smart IoT startups all over the world. With this release, 1oT is not only strengthening its position among smaller and medium sized IoT device makers, but is unlocking its platform-as-a-service (PaaS) to large market players, including Mobile Network Operators (MNOs).

Märt Kroodo

Step-by-Step Tutorial of the 1oT Terminal

The 1oT Terminal is a platform where cellular-based IoT devices can be monitored and managed hassle-free. In this post we wish to introduce basic functions users can apply on the platform and show how our web based application looks like (as of August 2017).

Märt Kroodo

GSM / 3G / 4G (LTE) - Which One to Choose for Your IoT Project?

The evolution of mobile networks infrastructure and protocols go back a long way and every new generation of mobile network has served new opportunities for end users. As of today we have three concurrent network types in use: 2G, 3G and 4G. But, when it comes to picking the right network type for your cellular-based IoT project, decision-making might get tough. Which one should you go for?

Märt Kroodo

1oT Launching its Global Self-Service Based Connectivity Platform at Mobile World Congress 2017

1oT announces the launch of its global self-service based platform called 1oT Terminal at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, held on 27 Feb - 2 Mar 2017. The platform is addressed to small and medium-sized startups to help them scale worldwide and deploy cellular connectivity with ease. The launch will take place at MWC - the world's largest exhibition for the mobile industry.

Märt Kroodo

WTH is a Botnet and What Bad Does It Do?

A botnet is a network of computers, all infected with the same malware that enables the attacker to control them. It is usually carried out through a command-and-control (C&C) server, but there are also some peer-to-peer (P2P) botnets. Botnets are often used to perform distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, send spam and to infect other devices to grow the botnet.

Andres Robam

NarrowBand IoT (NB-IoT) - the Future Leader in the LPWAN Space!?

NarrowBand IoT, also known as LTE Cat NB1 or LTE-M2, serves the need to better accommodate IoT use-cases with large numbers of devices and low data requirements. This wireless network technology is expected to dominate the Low-Power WAN (LPWAN) field in 2-3 years time and overpower other players like Sigfox and LoRaWAN.

Märt Kroodo

Meet 1oT team at #MWC17

1oT team will attending Mobile World Congress 2017 (MWC17) in Barcelona, from 27 Feb - 2 Mar 2017. It is the world's largest exhibition for the mobile industry and a conference featuring prominent executives representing mobile operators, device manufacturers, technology providers, vendors and content owners.

Märt Kroodo

Cellular Connectivity for IoT

Dropping mobile data prices together with development of eSIMs (eUICC) and soft-SIMs that make switching between mobile carriers dynamic and easy, are creating more and more new business opportunities for emerging Internet of Things (IoT) device manufacturers (OEMs). Devices that have never been connected to internet before can now be connected to a cellular network easily and affordably.

Märt Kroodo

Differences between SIM types - which SIM to choose?

Cellular connectivity is the most reliable and widespread connectivity method for IoT (Internet of Things) and M2M (Machine-to-Machine) devices, but in order to identify a device to a carrier, it needs a Subscriber Identity Module, or as most people call it, a SIM. The size and type of SIM you need to select depends on device's purpose, functionality and space available to host a SIM card or chip. 

Märt Kroodo

eSIM (eUICC) is the future of SIMs!?

One of the barriers, that stops IoT device makers from adapting cellular connectivity, is the physical SIM card, which locks the devices to a single mobile carrier. 1oT has solved this problem with its carrier-switchable SIM solution (read more about it here). However, things get even easier with eSIMs (eUICC). With that technology, we will see devices that have never been connected to internet, become "smart" within the next three years.

Märt Kroodo

Meet 1oT at #IOTSWC16

1oT team will be attending IOT Solutions World Congress 2016 (IOTSWC16) in Barcelona, from October 25-27. 

Märt Kroodo