COLOGNE -- 1NCE, the provider an IoT flat-rate offering powered by Deutsche Telekom, today launched a partner ecosystem initiative to expand its reach within the international IoT market. The partner network comprises renowned IoT companies like Quectel, Codico and many others and forms the basis for the company's continuous growth track, enabling partners to better respond to market demands and increase customer loyalty through constant innovation.
The 1NCE Partner Ecosystem is designed to build up strong partnerships with different categories of IoT enablement partners alongside the IoT value chain. Partners will serve the entire ecosystem through one horizontal standard. Members and potential partners include module manufacturers, distributors, platform providers and many others.
"The rapid growth of our ecosystem reflects the attractiveness of our revolutionary approach to IoT connectivity. We are proud that so many high-class IoT companies believe in the quality and sustainability of our offering," said Alexander Sator, the 1NCE CEO, in the press release. "Joining forces with extraordinary partners in the IoT business will accelerate both the scaling of our partners' business models and our own market extension."
Partnering for the win-win
The 1NCE Lifetime Fee allows our ecosystem partners to easily add IoT connectivity to their own product and service portfolio, as its very simple prepaid contracting model replaces today's more common complex tariffs and monthly billings structure.
The Lifetime Fee is an IoT flat rate -- which includes up to 500 Mb of data volume, 250 SMS and web plus API access to the 1NCE Connectivity Management Platform. In conjunction with partner Deutsche Telekom, which hosts the network 1NCE uses, the IoT company offers fast, secure and reliable Internet of Things connections. It specializes in long-lasting B2B applications including asset management, tank monitoring, vehicle telematics, smart metering and waste management, and "guarantees transparent IoT connectivity" in many regions, focused especially on Europe with "steady coverage" in areas including the United States and Russia, according to 1NCE.
"Partnering with top players in each of their market segments will, on the one hand, help them better serve their customers in the biggest areas of today's IoT markets -- [areas] like smart metering, asset tracking, waste management, tank monitoring or vehicle telematics. On the other hand, it will also enable a whole range of completely new IoT use cases previously considered too expensive, too complex or too unprofitable -- especially in the LPWA spectrum" said Alexander Bufalino, chief sales officer at 1NCE. "Moreover, joining forces with our partners will allow us to gather deep vertical and technological expertise and turn it into new product features and services specifically designed for those segments to run their business perfectly."
With LPWA technology such as NB-IoT on the horizon but not yet ubiquitously available in terms of coverage and roaming, companies that want to build an IoT connected device are confronted with a highly fragmented network landscape. To address this, 1NCE helps partners offer a future-proof solution in the transition phase from 2G/3G to LPWAN technologies. As a worldwide MVNO, 1NCE provides a multimode SIM card, which enables a seamless switch between 2G, 3G and NB-IoT (increasingly available in coverage and roaming) in one card.
Find the full list of 1NCE Ecosystem Partners here.
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