International communications facilitator BICS announces the addition of borderless 5G capabilities to its SIM for Things solution. This is intended to enable companies, OEMs, and hardware manufacturers to unlock business opportunities and improve competitiveness with attractive new use cases for connected devices.
BICS is one of the first to commercialize a turnkey 5G solution. By bringing this additional connectivity to their SIM for Things, business users will benefit from next-generation services, with endpoints supporting low-latency and high-speed 5G services on a global scale.
BICS SIM for Things currently supports 5G device connectivity in Canada and Taiwan and plans to add up to 50 locations by the end of 2021. BICS’s global turnkey connectivity solution already supports 2G, 3G, 4G / LTE, LTE- M and NB-IoT, allowing companies to access more than 700 mobile networks around the world, easily switching networks to capitalize on the best quality and availability of coverage.
According to Mordor Intelligence, the global Internet of Things (IoT) market is forecast to be worth $ 1.38 trillion (€ 1.14 trillion) by 2026, powered by more than 83 billion connected IoT devices, according to Juniper Research reports. The addition of 5G connectivity will contribute significantly to the growth of the IoT, supporting a wide range of applications that require consistent, reliable and secure managed connectivity in sectors such as logistics, automotive, manufacturing, public safety and healthcare.
For example, the improvement of SIM for Things will enable new IoT use cases, such as video surveillance, video calls and maintenance in the field of industrial assets transmitted by video in real time, relying on the power of 5G networks for low latency communication, ultra-broadband and data-hungry.
BICS ‘SIM for Things solution comprises a physical and virtual SIM card, equipped with self-management capabilities and real-time quality of service data analysis. This enables companies to seamlessly deploy and efficiently control thousands and even millions of endpoints embedded in bulk SIMs. The solution offers reliable borderless connectivity with local coverage of multiple networks in more than 200 countries, with 5G now added for Canada and Taiwan, and extending widely to other countries throughout the year.
“Connectivity is the foundation of IoT. As an enabler of IoT connectivity, it is imperative that we provide a full range of connectivity options that can be tailored to each specific use case. The announcement represents the next step in realizing next-generation IoT use cases, powering data-intensive devices with high-bandwidth 5G, ”says Luc Vidal-Madjar, Director of IoT Solutions at BICS.
“The addition of 5G to our plug and play solution is a move that will unlock new capabilities for OEMs and hardware manufacturers, allowing companies to continue innovating in the IoT space for years to come.”