iBasis Global Access for Things is capable of connecting your “things” to over 700 mobile networks worldwide! Our reach is the result of our vast number of relationships with mobile network operators around the world. Rather than negotiating contracts with five to twenty (or more) mobile operators around the world, iBasis Global Access for Things can be your single source for global mobile access.
Even if you had the knowledge and resources to negotiate mobile operator contracts, an IoTSP must then deal with the logistics problem of which SIM to install for each global delivery and how to replace SIMs in devices already in the field when operator relationships change. iBasis Global Access for Things solves this problem by implementing the next generation SIM called embedded SIM (eSIM).
Proper network selection for globally deployed and highly mobile devices is important. iBasis Global Access for Things provides multiple access network choices and allows IoTSPs to define network selection based on those attributes that are important to their “things”. Attributes such as cost per KB or MB, mobile technology (4G, 3G or even 2G), network coverage, network quality, usage thresholds, etc. can be specified. iBasis Global Access for Things provides both of these – multiple destination network choices and selection based on the attributes important to your “things”.
The basis of iBasis Global Access for Things is a Global private IP Network that offers quality management with QoS guarantees for services including IP voice, IP video and streaming media. The network provides flexible, adaptable and scalable bandwidth with connections to over 900 operators and over 1100 networks. Our global IP network includes the following features:
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Many mobile data networks will provide only basic data path selection for your “thing” data. In addition to providing data path selection based on more sophisticated routing criteria, the
iBasis Global Access for Things service provides an additional level of “thing” data control, allowing IoTSPs to provide advanced data services to their customers. iBasis Global Access for Things utilizes a sophisticated Traffic analysis engine which provides real time identification and control of “thing” data.
Thing data control such as Fair Usage Policies, Quality Control, Data Path, and Usage management, data package enforcement (pre-paid/post-paid, zero rated),etc. can be configured allowing you to offer flexible and customizable communication packages for your things.
When using the iBasis IoT Service, IoTSPs configure their “things” with the iBasis IoT Access Point Name (APN) to direct their thing data to the iBasis IoT network. Once in the iBasis network, the routing path for thing data can be selected based on more sophisticated routing criteria.
The iBasis IoT APN is used to assign an IP address to the mobile device and to determine the authentication mechanism to use, just SIM authentication or personal identification number (PIN) plus SIM authentication. When authentication is complete, an LTE Evolved Packet System (EPS) bearer or GSM Packet Data Protocol (PDP) context is established for mobile data to flow.
An important benefit of the Internet of Things is the value derived from the data generated by your connected things. The key lies in unlocking the insight from this data. More complete insight is derived when device data is augmented with additional data from the environment in which the device operates to form a more complete Big Data set. One very important component of that data set is data from the communications network over which the device communicates its data. The Global Access for Things service contributes insightful data such as information on the top data usage devices, data used per country, top data destinations, data throughput speeds, top applications or protocols used, the amount of data used by each application, etc. This additional data set is used by IoTSPs to understand the device experience at the communication level to drive product offers, partnerships and new business models.
iBasis offers a RESTful, JSON based web services interface for IoT Service Providers (IoTSP) integrating to the Global Access for Things service. The RESTful API allows IoTSP developers to control all Service functions from configuring sophisticated device data access rules all the way down to controlling the number of and activation of mobile operator credentials on an eSIM chip. Functions include Device Management, Information (e.g. location, usage, etc.), Provisioning, Data Processing behavior, Notifications, Reports, Billing Data, among others.