IoT or Internet of Things is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines provided with unique identifiers (UIDs) and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.
We connect through a global IoT MVNO, providing the UK’s first multi-network eSIM. We can order multi-network roaming connectivity, delivered via GSMA-compliant, removable, or embedded eSIMs, through our Mobile Manager.
We have deployed a UK-based, resilient MVNO mobile core network, with global connectivity to over 450 networks in over 190 countries and local connectivity with all four UK mobile networks. UK-based interconnects and breakout ensure the traffic stays in the UK. Traditionally MNO roaming SIM traffic is routed back via a home network, outside of the UK, increasing latency and the uncertainty of prioritisation, security, local legislation, and steering by the operator.
Pace eSIMs provide reliable, flexible, and cost-effective mobile data access. The solution is suitable for any M2M/IoT application that requires wireless Internet or private network access virtually anywhere in the world. The solution is designed to be suitable for all types of applications, from low consumption IoT solutions through to high consumption mobile broadband solutions.
Pace eSIM (eUICC) is available in multiple form factors: You can order triple-cut, industrial, M2M, eSIM cards (Mini SIM - 2FF, Micro SIM-3FF, Nano SIM - 4FF) or embeddable industrial eSIMs (MFF2)
eSIM is a standard set by the GSMA, the association representing mobile network operators worldwide. It is a new technology which means that a SIM can hold multiple mobile profiles simultaneously and can be re-configured ‘over the air’ (OTA) with new profiles or profile selection rules. Pace’s use of this technology means that we can choose whether to deliver mobile data solutions that are optimised for best coverage or for best cost, whilst retaining the flexibility to change this preference in the future.
Pace’s eSIM provides access to over 450 networks in over 190 countries. Wherever the eSIM is in the world (local regulations permitting), it is always roaming. eSIM facilitates a device to connect to the strongest available network. Multiple steering options are also possible e.g. prioritising the lowest cost network in specific countries or preferring one specific network over another.
An issue for manufacturers selling their products in different countries has been the need to maintain multiple SKUs. This is because they have had to use SIMs from different operators based on the territory, they are to be sold in. No single mobile network operator can provide the optimal solution for all countries but eSIM solves this problem.
Pay Per Zone eSIMs
With Pay Per Zone eSIMs, pricing is divided into five zones from EU countries to worldwide. End-users only pay the higher zone rate when using the higher rate networks and revert to a lower zone rate when in lower rate networks. The usage can be viewed in Mobile Manager and bill end-users on per zone rates.
eSIM is provisioned and managed via the Mobile Manager portal. Mobile Manager provides a simple but powerful interface that enables us to activate SIMs, monitor usage, setup alerts, add bolt-ons and cease services. Usage data with eSIM is near real-time and so there is very little risk of being hit with unexpected overages. SIMs can be grouped by customer, associated with pools and / or Private APNs. We also have the option of giving you the customer access to Mobile Manager so you can monitor and manage your own estate of SIMs.