Welcome to M2M One’s March Newsletter – Conversations around the future of IoT & M2M in Australia are heating up as Telstra announced testing with Sequans Communications to test LTE Cat-1 functionality on the network (Read full release here). If you’d like to learn more about the future technologies in M2M/IoT I’d highly recommend reading the article LoRa vs LTE-M vs Sigfox by Nick Hunn, CTO at WiFore.

In this months newsletter we remind you that M2M One will be closed over the Easter public holiday, talk about our participation and free seminar at the upcoming Connect expo in Melbourne, take a look back at an interview on we did with M2M Connectivity on building products for the IoT for Dev Diner and as always we remind customers that Telstra we be shutting down their 2G network on 1st of December 2016.

This month’s newsletter features:

  1. Notification – M2M One Easter Operating Hours
  2. Trade Event – Connect 2016, Melbourne 19-20 April 2016
  3. Blog – Dev Diner Interview: Building for the IoT
  4. Customer Reminder – Telstra 2G (GSM) 900MHz Shutdown

1. Notification  M2M One Easter Operating Hours

We’d like to remind all customers that M2M One will be closed for the Easter public holiday period this month.

M2M One will be closed on the following days:

  • Friday 25th of March (Good Friday)
  • Monday 28th of March (Easter Monday)
During this period we will be unable to ship any SIM card orders and our Melbourne office will be unmanned.
For emergency technical support please raise a ticket using support@m2mone.com.au

2. Trade Event – Connect 2016, Melbourne – 19-20 April

M2M One are pleased to once again be participating in one of Australia’s leading ICT and emerging technology events, Connect 2016.

Connect is taking place at Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre from the 19th – 20th of April 2016.

M2M One will be exhibiting alongside M2M Connectivity at stand #42 exhibiting our range of M2M SIM Card, Data Plan and Network services.

On Tuesday the 19th of April M2M One & M2M Connectivity will be hosting a free 25 minute seminar on ‘Developing a Cellular IoT/M2M Solution in Australia’ at the Connect ICT Theatre on the show floor – The seminar starts at 12:30pm – 12:55pm.

Register online for your free expo pass

3. Blog – Building For The Internet of Things

We sat down with M2M Connectivity and Patrick Catanzariti from Dev Diner to talk about designing a product and building a business around the Internet of Things.
You can read the full piece on our blog

4. Reminder – Telstra 2G 900MHz Shutdown

M2M One would like to continue to remind customers that Telstra will discontinue their 2G/GSM 900MHz network on the 1st of December 2016. This will impact all M2M One customers utilising 2G/GSM only hardware in Australia.

You can view our official notification here

M2M One customers with 2G devices have the opportunity to utilise 3G and soon, 4G LTE. All M2M One SIM cards are compatible with the Telstra 2G, 3G (and soon) 4G network, so you will not need to physically change any SIM cards from M2M One.

M2M One customers affected by the shut down of Telstra’s 2G/GSM network who are looking for solutions/alternatives for their 2G/GSM devices are advised to contact a 3G/4G LTE device vendor.
Please read M2M One’s notification of the shutdown if you haven’t already.

You can also read our blog on the Australian 2G Shutdown

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