iBasis picked for IoT cellular connection deal

10 May 2019 | Laurence Doe

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Communications operator iBasis has been selected by Eseye, the UK-based industrial IoT and M2M connectivity specialist, to expand its global cellular connectivity worldwide.

Eseye will use iBasis' global private secure network and regional gateways to provide business customers with device data.

The iBasis Global Access for Things service will mean that Eseye's cellular connectivity coverage will add LTE and CAT-M1, reach 190 countries and more than 700 mobile networks.

Eseye's chairman and CEO, Nick Earle, commented: "Working with iBasis not only enables us to provide our customers with more coverage, newer technologies, and more destinations at a better cost base, but, by leveraging the iBasis IPX platform, it also allows us to successfully resolve network and connectivity issues faster and more efficiently for our customers."

Eseye, which recently announced the availability of cellular connectivity solutions on the AWS Marketplace, required fast access to the latest network technology to ensure seamless end-to-end deployment on multiple mobile networks.

iBasis' Global Access for Things service is used by multinational enterprises, cross-border fleet and logistics, cold-chain logistics, and asset monitoring and management companies.

The iBasis wholesale division was recently sold to Tofane Global, Alexandre Pébereau’s company that bought Altice’s wholesale interests last year.