M2M One Newsletter – July 2018
Welcome to M2M One’s July Newsletter,
In this month’s newsletter we invite you to join us at Security 2018 at the Melbourne Convention Centre to talk about the latest security innovations in IoT & M2M. We’ll also be at the Australian Vending Machine Expo talking to customers about how our SIMs are supporting the vending industry across Australia.
With Telstra starting to tune down their 2100Mhz 3G network (See our previous newsletter) we’ve had lots of questions from customers about how to make sure their devices are built for the longest possible shelf life when using M2M One SIM Cards.
Telstra’s primary 3G frequency and the one they market as Next G is 850Mhz, while they do use 2100Mhz for additional capacity in populated urban areas now the majority of consumer devices are on LTE they have started to shut down 2100Mhz across Australia, as we previously advised.
Telstra’s primary frequency on LTE is B28 (700Mhz) and this is what they are marketing as 4GX in the consumer space. This will also be the frequency they run IoT technologies on (Cat-M1 & NB-IoT) in the long term. The B28 4G network has been built from rural Australia inwards so wherever you see rural 4G coverage it will more than likely be on B28.
Telstra also use B3 (1800Mhz) which was used for the early LTE networks deployed in major urban areas, this network is also being built outwards into rural areas for capacity and load balance.
For the maximum coverage, capacity and lifespan with M2M One SIM cards we strongly recommend a 850Mhz 3G & dual B28/B3 LTE modem.
- NB-IoT SIM Trial SIM Cards
M2M One are now able to offer limited trial SIMs for testing compatible NB-IoT devices, these SIM cards come in Standard, Micro & Nano form factors and are limited to 3 per customer.
There are some limitations to the current implementation of NB-IoT which need to be considered
- These SIMs only work on the Telstra NB-IoT network and have no access to 3G, 4G or Cat-M1 at present
- NB-IoT is currently only available on B3 (1800Mhz)
- Modems and Modules must specifically be capable of NB-IoT communication
- Coverage is limited to major cities at this time
- NB-IoT does not support SMS or Voice
If you have an NB-IoT compatible device and would like to test these SIM cards please contact your account manager or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Support for Madison Technologies Privonet customers
M2M One are excited to be working with Madison Technologies to support their customers transitioning away from the now discontinued Privonet VPN solution.
If you’re currently using the Privonet VPN solution Madison have published a comprehensive guide on their website on how to transition your service to M2M One’s IPX environment – http://www.madisontech.com.au/madison-vpn-service-termination
M2M One are excited to exhibit at the Security 2018 when it returns to Melbourne from 25 – 27 July at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC).
From physical and electronic solutions to biometrics and cyber security, Australia’s largest security event offers three days of business networking and intelligence sharing.
For over three decades the event has provided a showcase for new and innovative security technologies and solutions. This year, the Security Exhibition & Conference 2018 will connect with more than 5,000 security professionals with over 150 industry leading brands.
Thu 26 Jul 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Fri 27 Jul 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
M2M One will be exhibiting at the Australian Vending Expo tradeshow when it returns to Melbourne on the 26th and 27th of July at the Melbourne Convention Centre.
M2M One solutions power inventory management, payment and tracking systems in over 5,000 vending machines across Australia and we’re joining the show to talk about how our SIM cards are used by the vending industry.
Australian Vending Expo – Expo Hours
Thursday 26th July : 1PM – 5PM
Friday 27th July : 9AM – 3PM
Visitors to the show can register for free at the door during expo hours
M2M One are exhibiting at stand 13
Each month we bring you tips and tricks for getting the most value out of the M2M Control Centre.
Adding new users
This month we look at how to add new users to your control centre account and give them permission to view or manage your SIM cards.
When you log into the control centre select Admin from the front page
When the admin page has loaded click on Users from the left hand menu
When the user page has loaded click Create New –
Follow the prompts on screen to set-up a new user for your account
Contact your M2M One account manager