Carriers want to profit from the Internet of Things (IoT) but developing services for IoT requires flexibility, expandability and scale.
The winners of all 24 Leading Lights awards and the three Women in Comms awards, as well as the identities of this year's Light Reading Hall of Fame inductees, will be announced at the fantabulous Leading Lights dinner/party, which will be held during the evening of Monday, May 14, at the Brazos Hall in Austin, Texas, following a day of pre-BCE workshops. Then, the morning after the awards party, the doors open to this year's Big Communications Event (BCE) at the Austin Convention Center.
To find out which companies were shortlisted across all of this year's Leading Lights categories, please check out Leading Lights 2018: The Finalists and Congrats to 2018's WiC Leading Lights Finalists.
So, let's run down the shortlist:
AT&T -- Multi-Network Connect This AT&T IoT Cloud platform is aiming to be the endpoint controller of everything. It aims to let enterprises manage various IoT devices across multiple operator netwirks, and multiple network types, including 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, Low-Power Wide Area (LPWA) and satellite networks.
Perhaps even more importantly for businesses, the system allows companies one platform to manage all the IoT endpoints that are out there across multiple and disparate networks.
Cubic Telecom -- P.180 Connectivity This Irish IoT specialist has created a worldwide connectivity platform for Panasonic, to support enterprises using its P.180 "Toughbooks" and tablets, that can ensure predictable pricing and no roaming fees for companies using the service. It works in more than 180 countries around the world, connecting with nearly 25 operators.
The connectivity platform is based on Cubic's Multi-IMSI single-SIM technology, which enables the multi-operator support. The platform already supports 60 4G LTE networks and Cubic has been working on supporting 5G as those networks arrive in 2019 and beyond.
— Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, Light Reading