What Does it Mean to Own IoT in Managed Cellular?

Ken Briodagh
Cellular Networks
Illustration: © IoT For All

The debate between managed private networks and public open connectivity for managed cellular IoT rages on in discussions all over the industry. The core arguments seem to center on security (both sides say theirs is better) and accessibility (private says you don’t want too much of it and openly says you get more flexibility with it). Whatever camp you’re in right now, the reality is, like with all IoT debates, the answer to whether you should leverage managed cellular lies somewhere in the middle and is best dictated by the needs of the specific project at hand. 

In either case, however, it always has been common practice that the Connectivity Service Provider controls the network upon which your IoT solution lives. This can be less than ideal for end-users and implementers, many of whom would love more insight into and control their own IoT networks.

In an upcoming webinar, Sam Colley, CEO of Pod Group, will dig into the nitty-gritty of how companies can take the power of managed cellular into their own hands and learn to own their IoT networks. That power will lead to greater visibility into your operations and systems and help you better understand and help your customers and stakeholders. 

The webinar, entitled “Own the IoT: The Enterprise Guide to Managed Cellular Networks,” will take place June 2 from Noon to 1 p.m. Eastern. Click here to register now.  

Enterprise ownership of mobile networks has been gaining momentum, and Colley will explain how it can remove some of the barriers that have, until now, stifled the growth of the IoT

The introduction of the eSIM, availability of unlicensed spectrum for enterprise use, and increasingly IP-based network architecture have made it possible for enterprises to gain control of their IoT connectivity.

In this Webinar, you will learn how to take ownership of your private and public networks and get answers to key questions with practical examples, including:

  • Are existing MVNOs or MNOs able to support changing enterprise requirements?
  • What is an Enterprise-Owned network?
  • What are the benefits of enterprise-owned IoT networks?
  • How do costs compare with traditional cellular IoT networks?
  • What resources are required within the enterprise to deploy and manage them?
  • Does ownership of IoT connectivity always mean building a private network?
Pod Group

Pod Group is an Enterprise Network Operator (ENO) dedicated to providing IoT connectivity solutions to put the ownership of the IoT network into the hands of the enterprise by offering managed services on both public and private spectrum.

Click here to register now. 

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Ken Briodagh
Ken Briodagh - Editorial Director, IoT For All
Ken is Editorial Director at IoT for All. He loves all forms of technology, because he's into fantasy more than sci-fi and even Arthur C Clarke admitted that "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." So, where's that ...
Ken is Editorial Director at IoT for All. He loves all forms of technology, because he's into fantasy more than sci-fi and even Arthur C Clarke admitted that "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." So, where's that ...