- Report Predicts eSIM Connectivity Will Revolutionize Global IoT Device Deployments
- Device visibility and security will be top concerns for businesses in 2022
- Increasing IoT and human decision-making central to creating “Industry 5.0”, which will accelerate industry-specific digital transformation programs
Eseye, a pioneer in cutting-edge IoT connectivity solutions, today launched its second annual Future of IoT Report, which captures key insights from 11 top IoT decision makers – from founders and evangelists of IoT companies to industry analysts and chief technology officers and presidents of leading IoT communications and security organizations.
The report highlights why increased device connectivity is key to unlocking value and innovation in global IoT deployments. Additionally, it focuses on securing the IoT and gaining real-time visibility across a company’s entire fleet. The report also explores the role of IoT in cross-industry adoption and how eSIM will accelerate global IoT deployments in 2022 and beyond.
Other key findings include:
- How to deploy the optimal combination of IoT and people to deliver transformational projects
- Why the importance of robust device connectivity should not be underestimated
- Unlocking the Potential of Cellular IoT for 5G and Beyond
- Improving IoT education on all sides: from developers to end users and suppliers
“Our Future of IoT report reveals unique insights from industry-leading players across the entire IoT ecosystem. And that’s exactly what we are – a collective working together The report highlights the need for collaboration between companies and their IoT partners, to achieve their 2022 ambitions,” comments Nick Earle, CEO of Eseye.
Unlocking the potential of IoT for 5G
Peter Doggart, Chief Strategy Officer at Armis, emphasizes the importance of designing security into IoT systems from the start. Doggart talks about the criticality of taking a proactive approach to ensuring the security of every device within a company’s IoT deployment. With the number of IoT devices reaching into the hundreds of thousands, and typically in remote locations, a security-first design approach is essential.
“It is essential that we educate device developers on the need to integrate security from the ground up, consider the ability to apply patches and think from a DevOps perspective through to operations. production. By helping them understand this, we stand a good chance of preventing potential floodgates from being opened for security hacks,” says Doggart.
“Without reliable connectivity, businesses operate in a blind spot, whether using private or public networks,” notes Eric Conn, CEO and founder of IoT digital transformation organization, Leverege.
Mikael Persson, Chief Technology Officer at Sigma Connectivity, adds: “The highly anticipated Release 17 of the 3GPP mobile broadband standard will introduce more 5G system enhancements that will ease today’s deployment challenges and help ‘truly unleash the potential of IoT for 5G’.”
How IoT is evolving Industry 5.0
Leonard Lee, managing director and founding member of the consulting and research firm neXt Curve, points out that the IoT is having the greatest impact in two sectors that continue to make headlines: oil and gas and healthcare. The latter’s impact on the remote delivery of essential health and care services during the pandemic has enabled local authorities to more effectively triage patients, at a time when hospital capacity and resources have been stretched almost to the limit. at the breaking point.
Vernon Turner, principal and chief strategist at IT market research firm Causeway-Connections LLC, says human expertise is key to fully harnessing the power of IoT in any industry.
According to Turner, “By using the IoT to better understand complex human behavior and then incorporating it into human decisions, we can truly deliver new ways of working and new value.”
Industrial manufacturing is a great example of how data from IoT sensors can be fed into machine learning models, which can then be turned into digital tools that educate workers about certain solutions.
“The next stage of the IoT must move from ‘what can the technology do?’ to ‘how can we combine technology and people to bring about real transformation?’ The promised transformation of sensors and robots introduced by Industry 4.0 has not materialized. The real transformation will come when we recognize that these technologies need to integrate and augment human systems. I call it ‘Industry 5.0’”, adds Turner.
How eSIM empowers businesses to take control
For the IoT to achieve the desired levels of market disruption and business value creation, it must evolve towards a device location approach. Moving from proprietary SIM cards to an eSIM card gives businesses additional freedom and control over settings such as signal strength, device security, and policy.
Ibrahim Gedeon, Chief Technology Officer at TELUS, highlights how eSIM is revolutionizing the IoT connectivity value chain, as it can be “integrated into any device and simplifies connectivity management, wherever it is in the world.”
Steffen Sorrell, Director of Research at Kaleido Intelligence, explains how this approach will circumvent the current problem of permanent roaming of IoT devices: “eSIM decouples the SIM card from the operator so that network providers can be switched remotely over the air. This flexible framework allows enterprises to adapt to the local market in which the device is deployed and avoid the roaming model, known as localization. This helps IoT devices stay connected all over the world, especially in territories that have restricted permanent roaming in one way or another.
“Adopting the eSIM connectivity approach will be crucial in helping to realize the opportunities that our assembled experts predicted above, helping to generate huge opportunities for many people in the IoT ecosystem. , 2022 will be a pivotal year for the IoT and a year when businesses finally take control.”