M2M One Newsletter – February 2020
Welcome to the first M2M One Newsletter of 2020,
In this edition we discuss the acquisition of M2M One by Sierra Wireless, as well as sharing some information about the current state of the market as we head into a new decade, one which will centre around M2M and IoT.
We will continue to keep you updated on the Telstra 3G shut down, and as always, notify you of the upcoming events we will be participating in.
We would also like to take this chance to thank all of our customers for their ongoing support through 2019 – we look forward to a great 2020 with you.
- Acquisition of M2M One by Sierra Wireless
On January 7th, Sierra Wireless officially completed their acquisition of M2M One. While it is still business as usual here at M2M One, with our focus is still on helping our customers manage and grow their M2M and IoT fleets. It is exciting to have the backing of a true leader in the global IoT Landscape to assist us with this.
For more information on the acquisition please see our formal announcement:
https://www.m2mone.com.au/sierra-wireless-has-completed-the-previously-announced-acquisition-of-m2m-one/ or contact your local account manager.
- State of the Market
Hard to believe we are already in 2020 – take a moment to look back to 2010, when Ericsson predicted that by 2020 there would be 50 billion connected devices.
At the time this seemed hugely ambitious, and – while we have not yet got to 50 billion devices – at the end of 2019 we were sitting at around 25 billion – halfway there. At the moment we are seeing exponential growth in the industry as hardware prices decrease, and effective management of M2M and IoT SIMs help to make more and more solutions viable.
M2M / IoT devices are becoming more sophisticated and dropping in cost, allowing more and more industries to take advantage of the technology. It is still not too late to get involved – if you need help finding the right solution (be it Hardware, Software or Network Connections) for your idea, get in touch with the team and we can provide some advice to lead you in the right direction.
- Telstra End of Year Restriction (Embargo)
We would like to confirm that the end of year Embargo has ended, and everything is back to normal operation with regard to orders, new IPX networks and network changes.
If you require any help with your tunnels, please get in touch with support or your account manager.
- 3G Shutdown
We are continuing our work to help you prepare for the 3G (850MHz) shutdown. For more information on this, please see our previous blog: https://www.m2mone.com.au/telstra-3g-nextg-850mhz-network-shutdown/.
We have now started reaching out to all of our customers who have devices which were reporting as 3G-only at the end of 2019. While we know that most businesses are aware of the shutdown, if you have not started transitioning your fleet to 4G, now is the time to get going.
If you have a 3G-only solution and are having trouble finding ready-to-deploy 4G hardware – please get in touch. We can potentially help introduce you to a wide range of providers of 4G hardware solutions, such as:
· Tracking and telematics
· Environmental sensors and data loggers
· Remote control and PLC devices
· Standalone cellular modem
· Cellular Modules
And many more.
If you would like help, please reach out to the team and we can point you in the right direction.
This year M2M One will be participating in more industry shows than ever before. As always, we invite all of our customers, and anyone who would like to discuss M2M / IoT to come down and visit us at these events.
Below are the upcoming events we will be attending.
o Smart Local Government
M2M One will have a booth at the 4th Annual Smart Local Government Summit. Join us for a discussion on all things M2M and IoT, and how to better manage mobile data networks.
o Telstra Vantage Roadshows:
This March the annual Telstra Vantage Expo will be hitting the road, with stops in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. M2M One is excited to be participating in all three events. If you are based in (or visiting) any of these cities while the Expo is on, please come by and say hello.
· Brisbane – 10th March, Royal International Convention Centre
· Perth – 19th March, Perth Convention Centre
· Adelaide – 31st March, Adelaide Convention Centre
Managing SIM IP Addressing
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 & ipx1.m2mone
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
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For example 4 x 5MB SIM cards gives you a pool of 20MB.
(Note: SIM Cards do not pool across different rate plans).
If you exceed the limit of the pool you can move to a larger plan at any point in the calendar month.