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IoT connectivity is the ecosystem of technology that enables devices to connect and communicate at scale.
Understanding IoT connectivity
Whether your devices are mobile, indoors, or outdoors, they depend on network connections to communicate with gateways, routers, servers, applications, and other devices.
Traditional connectivity solutions can work for IoT, but they weren’t built with your devices in mind—so you can’t count on a generic solution to provide the right combination of coverage, bandwidth, and power consumption that you need.
Modern, purpose-built IoT connectivity solutions like emnify are tailored to the unique needs of IoT providers.
Depending on your application, you may need to deploy in multiple countries, in urban, industrial, or rural environments. Many connectivity solutions have limited range, or require you to build new infrastructure for every deployment. emnify facilitates IoT connectivity by giving you access to numerous cellular operators. With a single SIM card, your devices get worldwide coverage.
IoT devices need to deploy in a wide variety of settings. Yours might operate inside homes, office buildings, or factories. Maybe it’s part of a car, or built into an ambulance. Many connectivity solutions don’t have the signal strength to penetrate walls or keep up with moving vehicles, but cellular networks were built to work everywhere. With cellular IoT, strong signals keep your devices connected wherever they go.
In IoT, you could have thousands, tens of thousands, or even hundreds of thousands of devices that need to transmit and receive data. Not all networks have the bandwidth to handle that much traffic, but cellular networks were designed for high volumes of devices. With emnify's connectivity platform, you get access to hundreds of cellular networks—so you’ll always have the bandwidth you need.
Low power consumption
Most IoT devices aren’t plugged into a power source. A single battery usually needs to last for the device’s entire lifespan. So you don’t want a network that drains a lot of power. Specialized networks like LTE-M and NB-IoT use very little power and include power-saving features, enabling your batteries to last 10 years or more.
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Global IoT SIM cards
Our specialized IoT SIM cards give your devices out-of-the-box connectivity anywhere in the world. A single SIM lets you connect to over 540 networks in more than 180 countries. Whether you need 2G, 3G, 4G, LTE-M, or NB-IoT connectivity, one card does it all. They come in all five form factors and commercial or industrial grade materials.
Multi-IMSI + eSIM technology
When you need to switch your Mobile Network Operator profile, emnify's SIMs offer two ways to do it: eSIMs or Multiple International Subscriber Identities (Multi-IMSI). Whether you’re deploying in a new country or your device simply needs to cross borders frequently, you’ll enjoy uninterrupted, stress-free IoT connectivity.
emnify’s connectivity management platform is fully cloud native, and it integrates with your cloud service provider. Unlike most cellular solutions, we don’t route your data through a home network—we send it on the shortest path through a regional cloud server. This approach to IoT connectivity ensures your devices send and receive transmissions faster than they would via traditional methods. That means lower latency.
No matter how many devices and deployments you have, emnify equips you to manage them all. With our intuitive IoT dashboard, you can explore key device or deployment-specific details like cost, traffic volume, geographic distribution, network type, and more. We make it easy to view both historic and real-time data, so you can discover rich insights and make timely decisions.
You have plenty of IoT connectivity providers to choose from—here’s why emnify's solution is best-in-class.
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"Our products are used globally, in places where Wi-Fi connectivity is not always available or not stable. Now, all of them have connectivity thanks to emnify's global coverage. emnify's portal and APIs allow us to easily manage devices and their connectivity, view their status and track our connectivity costs using one web platform. It works great. emnify is the best experience we've had integrating connectivity management into our services."
"emnify made setting up and managing SIM cards a breeze, letting us control every aspect of provisioning SIMs to equipment directly from a single dashboard. emnify provides a truly global solution with great pricing value we have been unable to find elsewhere."
"We use emnify's multi-network connectivity for our IoT devices, so we don't have to worry about local operators or geographical borders. emnify's platform allows us to manage data in an easy, time-saving manner; with important metrics for our business model available at a glance, letting us lead the way in the cybersecurity and AI space."
IoT connectivity FAQs
Every application has different needs. You might be looking for a highly mobile solution. Or one that uses as little power as possible. Perhaps you need higher data throughput. It all depends on what your devices need to do and where they need to be. To help you think through the options, we’ve created a comparison guide for all the most common IoT connectivity solutions.
Nope. emnify automatically selects the local network with the strongest signal, so you’ll always have the connection that’s best for your application.
Our SIM cards come in all form factors, including:
At first glance, Multi-IMSI and eSIM seem pretty similar. They both enable you to change Embedded Mobile Network Operator (MNO) profiles, and either can do so Over-the-Air (OTA) (MNO) , but the way they do that is very different, and they’re each suited for different circumstances. Generally speaking, Multi-IMSI is far more affordable and easier to implement, but it’s not always the best route for switching profiles. With an eSIM, your old MNO has to integrate with the new MNO, and you’re essentially ending your relationship with one provider and starting another. This is best when you deploy to certain countries (like Brazil) where permanent roaming isn’t allowed, or if an operator goes out of business. With Multi-IMSI, you’re just pausing your relationship with an MNO each time, and there’s no integration involved, so it’s much easier to switch between profiles. This is better for a single device that frequently travels between multiple countries.
Yes. An Embedded Universal Integrated Circuit Card (eUICC) is the technology that enables you to switch MNOs with an eSIM—but since it’s a component of an eSIM, you’ll often hear “eSIM” and “eUICC” used interchangeably. At emnify, we like to keep things simple. So when we’re talking about the tech that lets you switch operators, we just say eSIM.
Yes! emnify's SIMs keep you connected all over the globe. You never need to negotiate with new operators or change SIM cards.
Yes, emnify's SIMs can connect to 5G networks. But 5G still has pretty limited global coverage. And it’s not the right choice for most IoT applications. Let’s talk about your IoT connectivity needs.
Yes. We can send you a free test kit, complete with a working SIM and everything you need to get set up with our portal. You’ll have full access for 60 days. Get yours here.
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