A recent partnership between CommsCloud, a leading provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, and floLIVE, the creator of a hyperlocal global cellular network, is set to revolutionize the IoT landscape in Africa. The collaboration aims to overcome the connectivity challenges faced by IoT deployments on the continent and accelerate the adoption of IoT technology.
Traditionally, IoT deployments in Africa have struggled due to the reliance on legacy mobile network operator (MNO) infrastructure that was primarily designed for voice and data, rather than IoT needs. Rony Cohen, head of strategy and business development at floLIVE, explains that a major issue has been the lack of modern, multi-operator SIM solutions that can bypass the limitations of the MNO legacy infrastructure.
To address this challenge, CommsCloud and floLIVE have developed an innovative solution that not only caters to the connectivity needs of IoT deployments but also presents an opportunity for MNOs to modernize their operations. MNOs are now seeking advanced, cloud-based solutions that can meet the requirements of enterprises and drive profitability in their IoT divisions. These solutions aim to reduce reliance on roaming agreements and leverage eSIM adoption for cross-border functionality.
The partnership between CommsCloud and floLIVE introduces floLIVE’s multi-international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) SIM cards, which allow IoT devices to connect locally anywhere in the world through a single SIM card and SKU. This ensures consistent performance and eliminates coverage gaps when crossing borders. In areas without cellular coverage, satellite connectivity serves as a reliable backup.
To simplify and streamline IoT connectivity management, customers have access to a comprehensive platform that offers seamless SIM card management and access to a cloud-based IoT infrastructure. The platform also provides advanced business intelligence tools to enhance monitoring and management of the complete IoT ecosystem. These tools offer valuable insights, trends, and optimization opportunities, empowering businesses to make data-driven decisions.
With this new partnership, CommsCloud and floLIVE are enabling low-cost connectivity solutions across Africa, empowering IoT businesses to scale efficiently and reduce costs. Moreover, the collaboration provides the necessary billing tools, visibility, and control that are essential for successful IoT deployments.
Q: What is the main focus of the partnership between CommsCloud and floLIVE?
A: The partnership aims to accelerate the adoption of IoT technology in Africa by overcoming connectivity challenges and providing modern, multi-operator SIM solutions.
Q: What has been the main hurdle for IoT deployments in Africa?
A: Legacy mobile network operator (MNO) infrastructure, designed for voice and data rather than IoT, has been a major challenge for IoT deployments in Africa.
Q: What are MNOs seeking in the IoT space?
A: MNOs are now looking for advanced, cloud-based solutions that can meet enterprise requirements and drive profitability in their IoT divisions.
Q: What is the role of floLIVE’s multi-international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) SIM cards in the partnership?
A: The SIM cards enable IoT devices to connect locally anywhere in the world, ensuring consistent performance and eliminating coverage gaps when crossing borders.
Q: What benefits does the partnership offer in terms of connectivity management?
A: Customers gain access to a comprehensive platform for seamless SIM card management, as well as advanced business intelligence tools for monitoring and managing the IoT ecosystem effectively.