Automation engine manages IoT across countries and networks

Arm has announced Pelion Connectivity Management 2.0, an automation engine to scale the IoT and automatically manage millions of devices across multiple countries and different networks.

The company believes that a single platform for managing IoT connectivity across all a mobile network operator’s (MNOs) devices’ lifecycles. Arm says MNOs can drive additional revenue opportunities by enabling their enterprise clients the capability to automatically configure IoT devices. The automation capabilities are claimed to significantly improve the IoT services, speed and reliability of connectivity, which can be the provisioning of new devices or ensuring monthly bills never go over a set threshold.

Automation capabilities include real-time data triggers to create rules that are triggered by what is happening in the physical world.

The seamless remote subscriber identity module (eSIM) provisioning management ensures the correct service and commercial configuration and IoT deployment operational costs can be reduced, adds Arm.

The company believes Pelion Connectivity Management 2.0 will help enterprises overcome the challenges of moving from pilot IoT projects to a global scale, which enterprises have not been able to achieve before as manually managing every device across multiple countries and different mobile networks had not been possible until now.

“With our enterprise customers increasingly expanding internationally, as well as the rise of new technologies such as NB-IoT and eSIM, we wanted an IoT connectivity management service that can provide a single pane of glass regardless of underlying technology, MNO or geography,” said Carlos Lourenço, director corporate IoT business unit, of Portugal’s mobile network operator, NOS.

Michele Mackenzie, principal analyst, Analysys Mason, believes this introduction will accelerate IoT adoption. “Network operators and enterprise customers might start with small estates of devices but look to scale up quickly as the benefits of IoT are realised,” she said. “For millions (and potentially billions) of devices to be connected to telecoms networks in a timely, cost efficient, scalable way platform services will need to become increasingly automated.”

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