1NCE, the Cologne-based IoT carrier, has sold 1 million SIM cards since launching five months ago. The company, which provides mobile communication between devices on the Internet of Things (IoT) offers users an IoT flat rate of €10 for 10 years. The package includes 500 megabytes and 250 SMS as well as full access to the 1NCE Connectivity Management Platform.
“As a specialized IoT network carrier, we are creating a new industry standard that will enable significant growth in the Internet of Things and machine-to-machine communication for the first time,” said Alexander P. Sator, CEO of 1NCE.
Supported by Deutsche Telekom AG, the specialised IoT carrier makes use of all major European network operators for its IoT radio services, and is also available in Russia, China and the U.S. 1NCE is currently available in 30 countries, making use of a minimum of two mobile networks per country, providing users with maximum available. The technology can also shift between all mobile standards such as 2G, 3G, 4G and NB-IoT.
The company has noted that the allocated data and SMS are more than sufficient, but it is possible for users to top-up their initially booked volume at any time. The flat rate which promotes no hidden fees is a new cost-effective way to connect to IoT devices in comparison to older models where subscribers with monthly fees.
The GSMA estimates there will be over 25 billion wireless