IoT Now Magazine 2022 Q1: Could connectivity become top dog for IoT service providers?

Organisers GSMA may be putting forward MWC22 Barcelona’s theme as Connectivity Unleashed but attendees will still be muzzled by masks as the industry’s bellwether event goes ahead.

No one’s expecting a return to past glories with six-figure visitor numbers but there’s a pent-up need for people to meet face-to-face, even if a free run, off-the-leash, through the show isn’t on this year’s agenda.

Aside from the dog freedom-oriented theme, there’s a serious point GSMA is making.

Connectivity is finally starting to become a flexible, freely accessible – although charged for – resource. 5G is now arriving, bringing wireless connectivity of a performance we used to be pleased with in our homes when the event first visited Barcelona.

Continue reading the Editor’s Comment on page 4

Inside this issue

  • TALKING HEADS: Quectel’s Richard Hart introduces new Connectivity-as-a-Service unit to help simplify IoT design, build and connect processes
  • ANALYST REVIEW: Transforma Insights’ Matt Hatton explains why eSIM provides mobile operators with a decisive opportunity to be guardians of trust
  • EVENT PREVIEW: Tony Savvas lifts the lid on MWC22 Barcelona
  • IoT SECURITY: Vincent Korstanje explains why, when it comes to 5G, security needs to be built-in from the start
  • IoT ROAMING: Why protecting the network is smarter than prohibiting permanent roaming devices



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