MVNO: 3 Things to Consider

February 11, 2022

Everybody wants IoT with its ability to connect thousands of sensors, systems and machines across an entire enterprise. IoT offers

businesses unprecedented agility, efficiency and responsiveness — essential qualities in today’s consumer-centric and value-driven business environment. 

An IoT deployment is only as good as its connectivity service. Businesses need to know that their devices will stay connected now and in the future. They have made significant investments in their IoT deployments. Their business continuity and reputation depend on stable service that keeps their operations up and running. Every aspect of cellular connectivity must work flawlessly — from module design to connectivity plan, management platform and beyond. 

MNOs trying to recover lost revenues may act by changing the global roaming business models. They may also increase the cost of using their networks or block IoT devices altogether (known as roaming restrictions). In addition, cellular technology evolution will generate opportunities (5G, LTE-M, NB-IoT) and challenges (2G and 3G shutdowns). All of this may cause disruptions in the market and affect the ability to maintain fully functioning IoT deployments over time.

This requirement for always-on connectivity means IoT MVNOs must guarantee that customers’ devices remain connected regardless of cost and coverage disruptions. It means providing strong backup and redundancy capabilities so customers can feel confident that connectivity services won’t evaporate and costs won’t escalate — no matter what changes the market brings. It also means they should ensure their customers enjoy the most advanced cellular technologies as they are introduced to the market.  

How to Choose the Right MVNO for Future-Proof Connectivity

Selecting an IoT MVNO that works for your business is no small feat. We’ve identified three capabilities you should look for to ensure future-proof connectivity as changes in global roaming take over the market.

1. Agility

Always-on connectivity depends on adapting quickly to immediate circumstances and predicting what’s coming. Backup and redundancy should be based on real-time considerations around protecting your business. Choose an experienced, responsive provider that is attuned to market shifts and makes contingency plans to address multiple scenarios. 

2. Cost-Effectiveness

Value and stability, not cost savings, should be your criteria when you’re evaluating IoT connectivity plans. Don’t look for the lowest price — look for the solution that best meets your needs and delivers long-term benefits. Make sure the provider you choose offers a fair price and can guarantee service continuity and price stability over time, even as the market evolves.

3. End-to-End Stability

There are many components in the IoT connectivity ecosystem — including hardware, software and networks. The better those parts link together, the better the performance. A robust connectivity management platform (CMP) allows you to manage your entire global deployment, including modules and connectivity, and maximize business intelligence.

Future-Proof Your IoT Investment with Telit

As the market changes, the connectivity solution you’re using now might not work for you in the future. Telit has a long history of engaging with industry partners to evaluate and predict trends in the market. We have the technical capabilities to generate forward-looking solutions that keep your business connected, regardless of the circumstances. We help you get more value from your connectivity investment through complete, future-proof global connectivity that enables seamless deployments, coverage and control. Our suite of IoT connectivity solutions helps you navigate every aspect of the evolving connectivity ecosystem.

Speak with a Telit IoT connectivity expert to learn more and request your IoT connectivity starter kit.