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Service aids in choosing best SIM management option
30 January 2019, Test & Measurement

We are all allowed to dream. When it comes to deployment of M2M and IoT devices, this dream involves a global data SIM that is easy to activate, has real-time spend management, low data costs and always-on connectivity.

Unfortunately this dream never quite ends the way it was supposed to. Deploying SIMs in South Africa and the rest of Africa is a process that sometimes feels more art than science.

There are many options when it comes to IoT SIM management. Unmanaged post-paid contracts, managed APNs, private APNs, managed prepaid and global roaming SIMs are the main options to consider. And then there are further options around SIM management tools. Each of these – and the various commercial offerings within each type – has its own pros and cons.

When deciding on which SIM option is best suited to a specific deployment, several factors must be taken into account. These include risk appetite, data cost, bill-shock risk, technical requirements such as IP management, as well as long-term financial commitment.

Flickswitch, with its SIMcontrol service, has over the last 10 years helped companies to choose the best SIM management option for their particular deployment in South Africa as well as several other African countries. Being network agnostic as well as being able to offer prepaid, pooled APN and global roaming SIM options means the company can offer credible advice to best help companies avoid SIM management becoming a bad dream.

For more information contact Flickswitch, +27 87 943 7222, hello@flickswitch.co.za, www.simcontrol.co.za


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