A year to look forward to?

2020 was a date used so often as target for long term plans it is hard to believe it is now here. Jan 2020 is then a good time to look at what we think this rapidly changing industry will bring in the coming months as well as somethings that haven’t delivered yet.

The last few industry events drew comments about the slow adoption of eUICC. It may simply be caught up in the design cycle of new products or it may be that the higher cost and complexity are putting some companies off. Multi-IMSI, with a couple of exceptions, also seems to be struggling to deliver its initial promise.

A world of seamless communication took a step back in 2019 when EE changed the rules on what could roam on their network and how much it would cost. Will 2020 see further fallout from this decision?

Looking forward 2020 will be the year when full network support for NB-IoT and LTE-M will be delivered. This will be transformative (more so than 5G) by introducing low cost ‘confetti’ hardware with five, ten or even fifteen-year battery life making data gathering and delivery easier than ever before. It will create an aware environment around people and machines with an impact far greater than may seem obvious now.

These new networks will help drive Industry 4.0 and will have a big crossover into Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). We think both these sectors will dominate growth by the end of 2020.

Somethings will also go. Paknet will probably be withdrawn this year. And the sunset of 3G, although talked about for quite a few years now, will still come as a shock to many industrial and government users who were still rolling out new 3G enabled equipment as late as 2019.

Throughout all the changes Mobius will try and keep our customers up to date with the latest information. For more on how we can help you deliver the future contact juliem@mobiusnetworks.co.uk or call us on 01530 511 180

Written by Douglas Gilmour

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