You’ve identified that global IoT SIM cards with a self-service console and developer tools (APIs, Integrations, Docs) is the right wireless technology to track your fleet, assets and containers, or smart meters. But, when you start digging into the cellular connectivity world, it’s easy to get lost in the plethora of codes, identity numbers, acronyms, and what each is used for. For instance, what is an ICCID number? This is likely to be one of the first ID numbers you encounter on your journey.
In this article, we demystify and explain the codes, numbers and acronyms for you so you can focus on making your IoT project a success.
It’s worth pointing out that all these cellular identifiers are necessary: think of all the moving parts that need to work in sync to get the taxi to your front door at the right time, or for you to deliver a real-time, accurate report of valuable assets as they move across the planet.
The humble SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card does a lot of heavy lifting as the quarterback of all this activity. Each SIM card contains the identification code for the various entities it will need to engage with:
When you are planning an IoT project using cellular connectivity, you will need to stitch together these various entities so that the correct information is conveyed at the right time and in the right way. To get you started, here is an IoT SIM card dictionary that explains the meaning, location and purpose of the building blocks of cellular IoT connectivity.
ICCID – Integrated Circuit Card ID
IMSI – International Mobile Subscriber Identity
IMEI – International Mobile Equipment Identity
eUICCID – Embedded Universal Integrated Circuit Card ID
MSISDN – Mobile Station ISDN Number
OPc – Operator code
ADM key – Administrative key
While this looks like a lot at first, there is no doubt that global IoT SIM cards with self-service console and developer tools for cellular connectivity are the right wireless technology for your IoT project. Let Monogoto simplify it all with a reduced cellular learning curve that allows you to deploy faster.
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