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BICS enhances global IoT with international 5G connectivity

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BICS confirms the availability of borderless 5G capabilities to its SIM for Things solution.

This new addition enables enterprises, OEMs and hardware manufacturers to discover business opportunities and enhance its differentiation with new use cases for connected devices.

Examples include video surveillance, video calls, and in-the-field maintenance of industrial assets video-streamed in real-time, relying on the power of 5G networks for data-hungry, ultra-broadband, low latency communication.

In addition, by bringing this additional connectivity to its SIM for Things, enterprise users will benefit from next-gen services, with endpoints supported by low-latency, high-speed 5G services on a global scale.

“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. Today’s announcement represents the next step in realising new generation IoT use cases, powering data-hungry devices with high bandwidth 5G,” said Luc Vidal-Madjar, head 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, enabling enterprises to continue to innovate in the IoT space for years to come.”

At present, BICS’ SIM for Things supports 5G device connectivity in Canada and Taiwan and plans to add up to 50 locations by the end of 2021. While the BICS turnkey global connectivity solution already supports 2G, 3G, 4G/LTE, LTE-M and NB-IoT, allowing enterprises to access more than 700 mobile networks globally.

The SIM for Things solution is made up of a physical and virtual SIM card, that features self-management capabilities and real-time quality of service data analytics. This allows enterprises to seamlessly deploy and efficiently control millions of SIM-embedded endpoints.

In related news, Proximus acquired MTN and Swisscom’s shares in BICS making it the sole shareholder of BICS and TeleSign for €569 million.

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