Insight Sponsor: CSL Group

Maximising Uptime: rSIM and the Future of IoT Connectivity

How would you describe the current landscape of IoT and its growth trajectory?

The IoT landscape is rapidly expanding, with the number of connected devices worldwide growing exponentially. As the chart shows, we are projected to reach nearly 30 billion IoT devices by 2030. 2023 marked another milestone for the IoT ecosystem. A notable 12.99% increase in connected devices propelled the industry forward. The sheer volume of connected devices across various sectors emphasizes the critical role IoT plays in today’s interconnected world.

This surge is driven by advancements in technology, increased demand for connectivity, and the integration of IoT solutions across various sectors. From smart homes and healthcare to transportation and industrial automation, IoT is transforming the way we live and work, creating a more interconnected and efficient world.

Why do you think connectivity often takes a back seat in IoT innovations, and why is it crucial to address this oversight?

Connectivity is the backbone of IoT, yet it often becomes an afterthought in the rush to develop new devices and applications. Many businesses focus on the immediate functionality of their IoT solutions, overlooking the importance of reliable and resilient connectivity. Connectivity is often overlooked because connectivity has been around for such a long time. However, not all connectivity is the same, and connectivity in public devices is not as safe, secure, and reliable for critical IoT applications. Using the wrong type of connectivity can make even the most innovative IoT devices fail to deliver their full potential. Ensuring secure, uninterrupted connectivity is crucial for maintaining service quality, enhancing user experience, and supporting critical applications. It’s time for connectivity to be prioritized as the fundamental component of IoT innovation.

What solutions has your company looked at to address these challenges?

At CSL, we have recognized the critical role of connectivity in the IoT ecosystem and have dedicated ourselves to developing solutions that ensure maximum uptime and reliability. Our heritage of over 25 years in providing critical connectivity makes us ideally placed to understand the requirements in deploying connectivity.  Our groundbreaking innovation, the rSIM, is a testament to this commitment. The rSIM is the world’s first truly resilient and intelligent SIM card, designed to actively monitor and manage connectivity. It uses patented technology to switch profiles automatically when disruptions occur, ensuring that devices remain connected even during outages. This capability is especially vital for applications in healthcare, emergency services, and other sectors where continuous connectivity is essential. By addressing connectivity challenges head-on, we are enabling our customers to provide reliable, high-quality services to their end-users.

The projected growth in IoT devices underscores the increasing demand for resilient connectivity solutions. At CSL, we are prepared to meet this demand with our advanced technologies and innovative approaches. Our rSIM technology is a prime example of how we are supporting the ecosystem. By offering dual core, multi-network roaming capabilities and real-time monitoring, rSIM ensures that devices can switch seamlessly between networks to maintain continuous connectivity. This resilience is crucial as the IoT ecosystem grows and diversifies, with more devices and applications requiring stable and secure connections. Our focus on robust connectivity solutions positions us to support the expanding IoT landscape and address the evolving needs of our customers.

It’s important that security is not compromised by our connectivity which is this has been developed under the IoT GSMA security specifications, to make this solution truly standards based which has allowed us to deeply this sim in the tele health sector, where it monitors life critical applications.

How does the IOTSWC help the IoT ecosystem?

Attending events like the IoT Solutions World Congress is incredibly beneficial for CSL. It allows us to connect with a wide range of professionals across the IoT ecosystem, including manufacturers, innovators, distributors, network operators, and end-users. This diverse interaction helps us stay ahead of the curve in understanding emerging trends and technologies. It also provides a platform to showcase our innovations, like the rSIM, and receive direct feedback from the market.

By engaging with industry leaders and stakeholders, we can better address the growing demand for reliable connectivity, ensuring our solutions meet the evolving needs of our customers. Events like IOTSWC facilitate valuable networking opportunities and collaborations that drive forward-thinking and resilient IoT connectivity solutions.

Pedro Mier

Pedro Mier holds a degree in Telecommunications Engineer ing from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, MBA from ESADE and PADE from IESE. He is currently President of AMETIC (Association of Electronics, Information Technology and Telecommunications Companies of Spain), Shareholder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of TRYO Aerospace & Electronics, Board Member of the Premo Group and Committee of CTTC. member of Space Angels Network and Member of the Sc ientific Advisory