No matter your industry, deploying a machine-to-machine (M2M) or internet of things (IoT) application is a complex endeavor.
Based on your business requirements, you must consider different technologies (wired, Wi-Fi, cellular, etc.) and if you determine that cellular is right for your company, then there are many more options to consider. You first must know that there are three distinct types of companies that can connect your cellular M2M devices: mobile/cellular carriers, mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs), and Aeris. To select the provider that is best for you, you must first know the facts. We understand that cellular IoT / M2M is complex and confusing and, in the following pages, we hope to clarify the situation.