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IoT Router SIM Cards & Managed Services

In the Internet of Things (IoT), connectivity is key, and that’s where an IoT Router SIM card comes into play. The IoT Router SIM card, is specifically designed to provide seamless and reliable connectivity for IoT devices served by the router and for the router itself.

It allows these devices to connect to the internet and communicate with other IoT devices, enabling them to gather and exchange data.

The IoT Router SIM card is built to withstand the specific demands of IoT applications, including extended coverage, extra security features and remote management capability.

With this router and IoT SIM card combination, IoT devices can stay connected and deliver real-time information, making it an essential component in building a robust and efficient IoT ecosystem.

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Industrial Router SIM Card Connectivity: Router SIM Slots

Many indoor and outdoor wireless router(s) and IoT routers are equipped with a  mobile modem SIM card slot, two (dual SIM) or more, depending upon the needs for mobile bandwidth and resilience. Using Router SIM cards means  routers can be set up with local connectivity by simply inserting a SIM card into the SIM card slot, rather than setting up an external dongle and configuring VPNs or other software. Routers can also be preloaded with IoT SIM cards which ensure autonomous connectivity once deployed. 

IoT Router Mobile Internet Bandwidth

The bandwidths available with mobile technologies means many router providers are using our SIMs to provide home network local connectivity to their critical terminals, infrastructure, customers or staff. Deploying SIMs can provide a useful failsafe or back-up, which when deployed with a VPN can allow a secure means of managing a router remotely. Mobile speeds are getting faster and faster and 5G Routers are becoming more cost effective. Routers can also be procured with more than one modem for the very fastest applications, where a simultaneous connection to more than one mobile network is required. Antennae technologies also mean that mains powered routers can connect to a wider range of networks in the vicinity. A stronger signal strength and greater antennae range and efficiency, can translate into higher data speeds.

LTE Routers as a Mobile Back Up for Key Services

Routers typically also have wireless capabilities and multiple ethernet ports, so they can be used in a variety of ways including a mix of connectivity mediums for maximum resilience and uptime. This can include using mobile as the primary, secondary or tertiary connectivity mechanism.

Business Router SIM Cards & Router Connectivity

For businesses, using IoT Router SIM cards for local connectivity can provide a number of advantages. One is that it allows the business to have more control over their internet connection and how it is used. This can be especially important for companies with remote workers or those who need to use bandwidth-intensive applications or cloud-hosted software. Another advantage is that it can be used to provide a back-up internet connection for businesses, allowing staff to stay online even if the primary connection goes down. Routers are also moveable. So, for temporary services, limited duration construction sites and for working on client premises where access to the client’s network is disavowed, they can be an invaluable resource.

Remote Management - Mobile Router SIM Cards

An IoT SIM card can also be used for remote management of routers and other Wi-Fi linked devices over secure networks. This allows administrators or IT professionals to configure and manage their Wi-Fi router devices from a central location, without needing to be on-site. This can be especially useful for organisations and businesses that have a number of branches or offices spread out around a country or globally. By using an IoT SIM card cased connection for providing local Wi-Fi connectivity to the internet as well as remote management, businesses can save time and money by not having to send staff out to each location to set up and manage each router.

Router SIM Cards - APN, Fixed IP & VPN

IoT SIM cards are being used more and more to provide local connectivity for routers, as well as a means of securely remotely managing devices. This can be done in several ways, but often involves setting up a VPN so that the router can be managed securely from a central location. 

The router uses our secure APN to connect to data services. It also can use our VPN services to enable extra encryption and configuration of secure end points. Fixed IP SIMs can also be used for remote management of the routers.

Secure Management - VPN & Static IP Router SIM Card(s)

Key to providing a managed router service is the ability to deploy secure VPN and static IP addresses to the IoT SIM cards and a variety of endpoints. This being a vital part of ensuring that only verified administrators can access the router for maintenance and operational purposes. 

While simple use cases may require basic user access, others may require more open VPN systems that enable multiple users, organisations, and entities to access a particular router or device located on the router‘s network. One example being retail kiosks that need payment authentication, content creation and information services that may be connected to different service entities. 

When using more than one SIM card for resilience (by using multiple sim card slot), issues such as APN and VPN need management so that the router continues to work seamlessly even when the core network provider being used dynamically changes. Building on our expertise in network and device management, we provide routers as a managed service, which includes IoT connectivity as a service. 

Back Up Router Connectivity - Failsafe Mechanisms

In addition to providing local connectivity and remote management, a router SIM card can be used to provide a back-up internet connection for businesses in case the primary connection goes down. This is especially important for companies that rely on their internet service provider (ISP) or other third parties for connectivity and are vulnerable if they lose service. By having a back-up mobile router connection in place, businesses can continue to operate even if their primary connection or router is not working.

IoT Router SIM Cards: Summary

As you can see, IoT SIM cards can be used in a variety of ways to provide local connectivity and remote management for a router population by utilising mobile networks. By using a mobile IoT SIM card in your router, you can have peace of mind that you will always have an internet connection, even if your primary connection is not working. Contact us today to learn more about how mobile IoT SIM cards can be used for local connectivity and remote management.

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