GSMA says its architecture key to worldwide Internet of Things
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT Consultant
9/10/2014 02:30 PM EDT
Most outdoor sensors for utilities and city services are using M2M (machine to machine) solutions based on cellular networks. That poses a challenge to developers because they need to negotiate agreements with several cellular carriers in each market. Also the size of the SIM (subscriber identification module) cards limits the possibility of making smaller sensors and other connected devices.
When Amazon introduced the Kindle 2 international version in 2009, it was shipped worldwide with an AT&T international SIM, allowing users to shop the Amazon store and download titles almost anywhere in the world. That made sense to Amazon because people don't use the Kindle to browse the web, and they could offset the cost of the data charges with the book prices.
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