M2M One Newsletter – August 2018
Welcome to M2M One’s August 2018 Newsletter,
This month we’re inviting you to join us and the IoT Alliance of Australia at the inaugural IoT Impact conference at Sydney University of Technology in September.
We’re also talking about Telstra device certification and how it affects your M2M One SIM service, how to manage your IP Address in control centre and a small update on NB-IoT testing.
- NB-IoT SIM Trial Update
The Telstra NB-IoT test network can now be accessed on all M2M One SIM cards using the telstra.internet APN
The NB-IoT test network is still currently only available for use on compatible NB-IoT LTE B3 modules as B28 coverage has not yet started (expecting in the next 6 months)
While Telstra are still in testing and have yet to confirm a commercial ‘messaging’ model for NB-IoT transactions using the NB-IoT network will be rated as traditional data and charged according to our standard rates and terms.
- Telstra Certification and M2M One SIMs
Recently we’ve had a number of customers building new product ask us how Telstra’s certification process affects their device usage with M2M One.
To use the M2M One network in Australia your device needs to meet the following requirements:
- 3G devices must support 850Mhz (Telstra NextG)
- 4G/LTE devices must support either B3 or B28 (4GX) – Ideally your device should support both
- All devices must have Australian RCM Approval – We recommend using a registered Australian testing laboratory like Comtest
As you can see Telstra certification is not a requirement to utilize our SIM cards. However, a Telstra approved M2M/IoT device has been thoroughly tested by Telstra for use on their network and will be supported much quicker when M2M One engage Telstra support on your behalf as they have a basic working knowledge of the device.
M2M One are excited to be sponsoring the inaugural IoT Impact (https://iotimpact.com.au/) conference when it comes to Sydney in September.
As a company that shares the IoT Alliance of Australia’s vision for empowering Australian business through IoT/M2M we’re excited to be able to exhibit our selection of dedicated data plans for IoT applications to visitors to the conference.
What is IoT Impact?
IoT Impact is a two-day learning campus for Australia business executives – to understand and plan for the impact of the Internet of Things in Australia.
By 2020 the number of IoT connected devices globally is expected to be 30 billion, and this is forecast to grow to 100 billion by 2025. By 2025 the IoT market could be generating revenue close to USD 10 trillion. Every person and every business will feel the impact. IoT Impact is designed to help your company answer the complex questions required to handle and profit from this revolution.
- Connect Pass ($1125 with code IOTm2m1-C1) – Full access to the IoT Impact Conference, Site Visits, Expo, Workshops, Vendor Labs. As a sponsor of IoT Impact, M2M One are pleased to be able to offer our customers and peers in the IoT industry a 10% discount on the Connect pass by using the code
- Access Pass ($125 Early Bird before 10th September) – Access to the IoT Impact Expo, Workshops, Vendor Labs.
M2M One look forward to seeing you at IoT Impact in September – If you’d like to arrange a time at the show with one of our staff please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Each month we bring you tips and tricks for getting the most value out of the M2M Control Centre.
This month we look at the various IP address options available using M2M One SIM Cards.
Dynamic NAT IP – APNs: telstra.m2m & telstra.internet
If you are using our standard internet access services your active SIM cards will be issued with a dynamic IP address behind a NAT Firewall meaning you are unable to initiate communication directly with this SIM using the IP address.
If your SIM card initiates contact with your host server first then you can manage bi-directional communications over the active session.
To find out the current IP of an active SIM card click on the ICCID of the SIM in the Services List and scroll down to the Current Session section
Private Static IP – APNs: m2mone.com.au & m2mone.ipx
For customers using our Private Static IP service or IPX (Click here for more information) your SIM cards will be allocated a static IP address from your registered pool of IPs. This IP will not change even a SIM session is terminated and restarted, meaning you can directly address your SIM cards using the same IP every time.
To find the allocated static IP of your SIM card simply look at the IPX Address field in the Services List (This field is only populated if you are purchasing IPX services from M2M One)
Contact your M2M One account manager