M2M One is a proud sponsor of YOW! Connected, an innovative conference dedicated to the Internet of Things for developers. YOW! Connected is held in Melbourne on the 17-18th of September and we will be presenting IoT demonstrations by u-blox, ETM Pacific, Digi, and M2M Connectivity. More details about this event is in this newsletter, we hope to see you there. Telstra’s 2G network shutdown by December 1st 2016 and the Optus 2G network shutdown on the 1st April 2017 are part of a continuing trend of cellular network operators around the world shutting down their 2G networks and re-farming spectrum.Our blog this month looks at the options for transition from 2G networks.
This months newsletter features:
- Feature – M2M One Group Data Plans
- Blog – The State of 2G
- IoT Conference – Yow! Connected
- Reminder – Telstra 2G (GSM) 900MHz Shutdown
1. Feature – M2M One Group Data Plans
Did you know that M2M One offer two different types of data plan?
Our CAP data plan offers you a fixed amount of data per SIM – When a SIM reaches it’s limit it will be suspended until the following month or until the SIM is moved to a higher data plan. The CAP plan is a great way to avoid excess usage charges but doesn’t offer much flexibility for devices with varying usage profiles.
For customers with large fleets of devices we recommend the use of the M2M One Group Data Plans – Group data plans offer much more flexibility, allowing your SIMs to contribute to a variable pool of data. By aggregating your data across your entire fleet you can not only reduce your operating costs but also protect yourself against excess usage, while not having to worry about a SIM hitting it’s quota.
2. Blog – Preparing your business for the 2G/GSM network shut down in Australia
In this weeks M2M One blog we talk about the impending 2G shutdown in Australia, talk briefly about other markets going through the same thing and how it all came about.
We offer some tips for companies starting to think about making the jump from 2G to 3G or 4G/LTE and look in to cost effective upgrade paths for those of you who haven’t began a migration plan.
If you have any questions on 2G migration or around M2M network services on 3G or 4G LTE please contact M2M One on +61 3 9696 3011 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will point you in the right direction.
3. IoT Conference – Yow! Connected
M2M One is a sponsor of YOW! Connected, a two day Conference connecting the world of Mobile development and the Internet of Things (IoT). Topics include native development for iOS and Android, the developing market for the IoT, UX & design, back end development and the review of several business case studies. YOW! Connected provides an opportunity for Australian developers to learn from local thought leaders and specially invited international experts through the sharing of experiences developing mobile solutions and devices for the connected world.
Date: 17 September 2015 to 18 September 2015 – 8:00am – 5:00pm
Place: Jasper Hotel, 489 Elizabeth St, Melbourne
Visit us at YOW! Connected and view M2M and IoT demonstrations on Libelium’s Open Garden, ublox’s mBed Concept Board, Gemalto’s M2M Concept Board & Digi International’s XBee ZigBee Cloud Kit & ConnectCore6 Dev Kit.
For more information and to register to attend, please click here.
4. Reminder – Telstra 2G 900MHz Shutdown
We would like to continue to remind our customers that Telstra will discontinue their 2G/GSM network on the 1st of December 2016. This has implications for M2M One customers using 2G 900MHz GSM/GPRS modems.
M2M One customers with 2G devices have the opportunity to utilize 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.
M2MOne 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.
If you do not know if your devices will be affected by this please contact M2M One and we can help you.