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A Guide to M2M & IoT Essential Terms & Definitions

M2M/IoT is the hot topic of the industry, but it involves many acronyms and abbreviations, making it difficult to stay in the loop. This guide explores some of the essential key terms and definitions around M2M & IoT.

What is IoT?

The Internet of Things (IoT) involves data transferred over a network without human intervention or personal data usage.

The official definition describes IoT as the network of physical objects that are embedded with sensors, software, and other technologies for the purpose of connecting and exchanging data with other devices and systems over the internet.

IoT connections typically use smaller volumes of data under 1GB. It often requires a more technical configuration such as Fixed IP and/or Private APNs & VPNs for secure device communications and control. Connectivity may be restricted to a private network or be granted open internet access.

Use-case devices include meters, kiosks, digital signage, taxi connectivity, airport kiosks, electricity meters, mobile CCTV, tracking devices, wind turbines and other loT connected devices.

What is M2M?

M2M – Machine to Machine is the direct communication between devices using any type of communications channel without manual intervention by humans.

M2M is made up of data connectivity solutions that often do not require a Fixed IP, instead it uses a generic APN for open-internet access. Typically, M2M uses large volumes of data, from 1GB per month to 10TB on a single SIM.

The range of applications would include use in Mobile Broadband Routers, MiFi Routers, Peplink SIM bonding devices and mobile broadcast cameras. Use cases include instant site connectivity, broadband contingency, mobile broadcast connectivity and wireless mobile broadband for marine/transport.

What is an IP Address?

IP Addresses are a device’s unique identity on a network, enabling a device to access network resources, and in turn allow other devices to access the device.
An IP address serves two main functions, network interface identification and location addressing.
IP stands for Internet Protocol, think of it like a device’s phone number. You need one both to make calls out, and to receive them, just like you need an IP to share files with another user, browse the Internet, or make a video call. An example of an IPv4 IP address is 192.0.1.1

What is a Dynamic IP Address?

Dynamic IP Addresses are assigned automatically based on preconfigured settings in the network and dedicated DHCP servers (dynamic host configuration protocols), which manage a pool of IP addresses available for use. Dynamic IP addresses are not fixed to a device and can change.

What is a Static IP Address?

Static IPs are fixed – They don’t change.

What is a Fixed IP Address?

Fixed IP Addresses remain static and don’t change over time. Their use allows for opening two-way communication between the IoT device and the customer organisation’s servers.

What is a Public Fixed IP Address?

Public Fixed IP provides a static and a public IP address. It is unique on a global scale and allows for connections to an IoT device from any other host connected to the Internet. In this case, a standard Public APN is used.

What is a Private Fixed IP Address? 

Private Fixed IP provides a static and a private IP address. Such an address is valid only within a particular customer organisation’s network (which is an example of a private network). In this case, a customer-defined Private APN must be used.

What is an APN?

APN – Access Point Name is the name of a gateway and point of entry onto the Internet (IP network) from a mobile network.

Public APN – (Default network APN)

Private APN – (Corporate APN) is used to access a specific network. The traffic flows securely and directly from the IoT device via the mobile network to the customer’s private network, where it terminates. This traffic does not travel across the open-Internet.

What is a VPN?

VPN – Virtual Private Network is a layer of security for Internet access from an IoT device. It allows for the data exchange to remain confidential via encryption and decryption mechanisms. It is crucial when a device remains connected to the Internet via a public network, including Public APN.

What is LAN?

LAN – Local Area Network is a network of computers or devices that share common communications lines or wireless links to a server in a limited area, for example a residence or university campus. Computers and mobile devices use a LAN connection to share resources such as a printer or network storage.

What is WAN?

WAN – Wide Area Network is a broadband network that provides communication over a large geographic area. It requires high bandwidth and low latency. A network of bank cash dispensers or a company network with several offices all geographically distant, would be an example of WAN.

What is API?

API – Application Programming Interface is the technical interface that allows different applications to work with one another. API’s enhance user experiences by fostering connections between technologies.

What is LPWAN?

LPWAN – Low-Power Wide-Area Networks enables low power consumption and long-range wireless connectivity. It connects low-bandwidth devices with low bit rates over long ranges, allowing IoT devices to operate reliably for up to 10 years on a single battery charge.

What is Edge Computing?

Edge Computing improves response times and saves bandwidth by the computational processing of sensor data, bringing it closer to the logical edge of the network and individual sources of data. Instead of sending data to data cloud centres, edge computing ensures real time processing without latency.

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Cellhire déploie la technologie eSIM pour connecter les journalistes en Ukraine

Cellhire utilise son réseau mobile Full MVNO “eSIMsmart” pour fournir une connectivité mobile à ses clients en Ukraine, par l’envoi d’un QR code directement aux utilisateurs.

Cellhire soutient les nombreux média sur le terrain en leur permettant de se connecter à Internet sur les 3 réseaux mobiles ukrainiens et de communiquer avec leur rédaction / famille au meilleur prix. Les journalistes déjà sur place ont pu profiter du service eSIM, qui s’installe directement dans leur smartphone, sans avoir besoin d’une carte sim physique.

Martyn Stevens, PDG du groupe Cellhire, déclare : “L’invasion de l’Ukraine est très largement couverte par nos clients médias, qui rendent compte heure par heure de la situation dans le pays. Notre solution eSIM est une bouée de sauvetage essentielle, permettant aux utilisateurs de rester connectés et de continuer à diffuser les informations et les images en mobilité.”

“Grâce à notre MVNO eSIMsmart, nous fournissons des profils eSIM au lieu de cartes SIM physiques, ce qui signifie que la connectivité mobile est fournie instantanément par voie hertzienne en Ukraine, évitant ainsi les problèmes de distribution logistique liés à la livraison de cartes SIM physiques dans le pays.”

En plus de la connectivité mobile eSIM, Cellhire fournit également des téléphones satellites, comme solution d’urgence essentielle. Les téléphones satellites sont particulièrement utiles en cas de panne du réseau mobile local, de black-out ou d’incidents potentiels liés à la cyber-sécurité en Ukraine.

Martyn Stevens ajoute : “Comme de nombreux opérateurs mobiles européens, Cellhire a déployé plusieurs formules d’assistance, GSM et satellites, à travers ses réseaux partenaires pour aider ses utilisateurs en Ukraine à maintenir les communications »

À propos de Cellhire

Fondé en 1987, Cellhire est le leader mondial de la location en téléphonie mobile et propose à ses clients des solutions de locations novatrices et compétitives.

Cellhire s’appuie sur une quarantaine de réseaux mobiles internationaux et sur son implantation internationale (York, Londres, Paris, Dallas et Tokyo) pour offrir à ses clients des services dans le monde entier, pour téléphoner et se connecter à internet en mobilité.

Depuis Juillet 2021, Cellhire a lancé son Full MVNO en France pour créer des nouveaux services technologiques et des packages commerciaux innovants et attractifs.

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Cellhire deploys eSIM technology to connect media journalists in Ukraine, avoiding in-country delivery challenges.

Global connectivity provider and MVNO Cellhire is utilising its eSIM based mobile network, “eSIMsmart”, to provide mobile connectivity over-the-air to customers in Ukraine.

The eSIM based mobile connectivity is essential to ensuring individuals are contactable and have a communications lifeline. Cellhire is supporting many companies, broadcasters and media journalists that are already on the ground or heading to Ukraine to report and broadcast on the situation.

Martyn Stevens, Cellhire Group CEO, says, “The invasion of Ukraine has created a crisis for companies with employees located there. Our eSIM solution is an essential lifeline in these crucial times, keeping users on the ground connected.”

“Utilising our MVNO eSIMsmart, we are providing eSIM profiles instead of physical SIM cards meaning mobile connectivity is provisioned instantaneously over-the-air in Ukraine, avoiding the logistical distribution challenges faced delivering physical SIMs in-country.”

In addition to eSIM mobile connectivity, Cellhire is also providing satellite phones to many customers travelling to Ukraine as an essential emergency backup. Satellite phones are particularly beneficial in case of local mobile network outages, blackouts or potential cyber-security related incidents in Ukraine.

Stevens adds, “Like many European mobile network operators, Cellhire has delivered several support packages across its partner networks to help customers in and outside of Ukraine.”

About Cellhire

Cellhire (www.cellhire.info), is a leading global telecoms provider of mobile communications, M2M and IoT services and data connectivity to enterprise clients and indirect partners worldwide.

Established in 1987, the Group serves EMEA, Americas and APAC with offices in the UK, USA, France, Germany and Japan. Partnering with mobile network operators globally, Cellhire provides access to mobile connectivity at market-leading commercials to companies worldwide.

The company is committed to delivering the highest standards of customer service which is underlined by its continued attainment of ISO 9001:2015, the internationally recognised quality standard. Cellhire is Investors in People (IIP) certified and won the highly coveted Queen’s Award for International Enterprise, as a result of its success as a specialist in the delivery of mobile communication solutions for events around the world.

Since 2019, Cellhire has attained ISO 27001, the internationally recognised Information Security Management System Standard (ISMS), due to the implementation of information security management systems and best practices regarding information security.

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Newly launched white-label SIM management & billing portal puts indirect partners and resellers back in control.

York-based global telecommunications provider Cellhire launches the first phase of an infinitely tiered white-label version of its Atlas SIM Management & Billing portal. The new development will enable Indirect partners and resellers to offer a branded portal to their customer and customer’s customer; complete with SIM control, usage and billing information, alerting and spend cap control, across multiple networks.

White Label Portal

Phase one offers partners the ability to segment their SIM base and create fully branded portals for their customers offering views of the SIM base, SIM status, data usage and billing information. The brand-agnostic white-label approach to all alerts and emails allows reseller partners the chance to send alerts directly to the customer chain. In addition, customers can also self-serve SIM suspension, reactivation and SIM swaps 24×7. Phase two will add further aspects of SIM control including the setting of spend caps and alert levels as well as greater control for partners themselves.

Cellhire UK Managing Director, Matt Bennett, says, “The creation of a brand-agnostic white-label portal is in response to channel demand and complements Cellhire’s extensively-used Atlas SIM Management & Billing portal. The white-label approach will be a real aid when onboarding new partners and further enhances why UK Resellers who want to provide IoT and Voice & Data services to their customers, choose Cellhire as their preferred partner.”

Cellhire Group Chief Technology Officer, Peter Whelerton says “Cellhire has an excellent track record of listening to partner requests, white-labelling was top of the list. The white-label version of the portal will provide an infinite number of tiers allowing every level of the supply chain to offer a portal in their branding to their customers with all the main SIM control functions, billing, and usage information. The white-label portal, like all Cellhire portals, has been created in-house by an expert and resilient team.”

For further information or to arrange a demonstration, please contact Cellhire +44 (0)1904 610610 or email resellers@cellhire.com

About Cellhire

Cellhire is a leading global telecoms provider of mobile communications, M2M and IoT services and data connectivity to enterprise clients and indirect partners worldwide.

Established in 1987, the Group serves EMEA, Americas and APAC with offices in the UK, USA, France, Germany and Japan. Partnering with mobile network operators globally, Cellhire provides access to mobile connectivity at market-leading commercials to companies worldwide.

The Company is committed to delivering the highest standards of customer service which is underlined by its continued attainment of ISO 9001:2015, the internationally recognised quality standard. Cellhire is Investors in People (IIP) certified and won the highly coveted Queen’s Award for International Enterprise, as a result of its success as a specialist in the delivery of mobile communication solutions for events around the world.

Since 2019, Cellhire has attained ISO 27001, the internationally recognised Information Security Management System Standard (ISMS), due to the implementation of information security management systems and best practices regarding information security.

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Success at Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics for M2M/IoT mobile data specialist Cellhire

British M2M/IoT mobile data specialist Cellhire plc provided 11,000 mobile data connections, with voice service activated on request, to the organisers, media, athletes and attendees at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in China.

The athletes, organisers and attendees benefited from secure, reliable, and affordable data bundles, enabling them to communicate securely not only in China but importantly, with family and friends in their home countries.

Global media including public and commercial tv, radio and online-streaming broadcasters utilised large data bundles on Cellhire SIM cards, mobile hotspots, smartphones, and other value-added telecoms services to broadcast and report in real-time.

Cellhire will provide the same suite of services at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar later this year, where the company has established a direct relationship with the network provider and official sponsor Ooredoo.

Cellhire UK Managing Director, Matt Bennett, says, “Cellhire is the preferred supplier of mobile data and M2M/IoT connectivity for clients involved in very large events around the world. Being able to offer secure mobile data connections for use in China helped to protect user privacy and mitigate risk to personal data.”

“We have an excellent track record in the global sports and entertainment fields for providing data connections and telecom solutions through the close relationships we have with network providers around the world.”

“In total, we have provided many tens of thousands of connections at major events, such as Olympic, Paralympic and Winter Olympic Games, FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro Finals, Commonwealth Games and the Tour de France. Many of which enables the media to have reliable and secure data connections to live-broadcast to their audiences”, Bennett adds.

About Cellhire

Cellhire (www.cellhire.info), is a leading global telecoms provider of mobile communications, M2M and IoT services and data connectivity to enterprise clients and indirect partners worldwide.

Established in 1987, the Group serves EMEA, Americas and APAC with offices in the UK, USA, France, Germany and Japan. Partnering with mobile network operators globally, Cellhire provides access to mobile connectivity at market-leading commercials to companies worldwide.

The Company is committed to delivering the highest standards of customer service which is underlined by its continued attainment of ISO 9001:2015, the internationally recognised quality standard. Cellhire is Investors in People (IIP) certified and won the highly coveted Queen’s Award for International Enterprise, as a result of its success as a specialist in the delivery of mobile communication solutions for events around the world.

Since 2019, Cellhire has attained ISO 27001, the internationally recognised Information Security Management System Standard (ISMS), due to the implementation of information security management systems and best practices regarding information security.

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Six Reasons To Partner With Cellhire

Have you thought about adding mobile to your portfolio to maximise revenue or looking for a new mobile partnership, to enhance your current offering?

Cellhire gives you the tools, support, flexibility as well as great commercials to help you succeed. 

  1. Direct Service Provider of Vodafone, O2 and EE

Cellhire has an extensive range of network tariffs and solutions. Aggressive commercials on flexible contract terms give you the best opportunity to win and retain business. 

2. Bespoke Tariff Capabilities 

Don’t be limited by standard network tariffs and solutions. Give your customers what they need and differentiate from other resellers or dealers with bespoke tariff options. 

3. SIM Management Portal 

With API integration into the networks, our portal puts you in control. Real-time access to manage your connections and SIM estate including, SIM activations, bars, SIM swaps and alerts – fast, accurate; anytime, anywhere. 

4. International SIMs

Need a local international SIM that works for customers in the US, France, Ireland or further afield? With our international SIM portfolio, it’s covered. Local Solutions for customers who travel regularly or have offices abroad. 

5. Value Added Products 

Cellhire is a global mobility expert and more than just a SIM provider. Grow your revenue streams with additional products and services including IoT/M2M, Mobile Connectivity, Roaming SIMs, eSIM (MVNO) and Satellite. 

6. Industry Leading Billing and Provisioning Engine

Atlas is an expert, in-house automated billing and provisioning engine created by Cellhire. It is a multi-tiered, cloud-based system capable of rating calls multiple times per day and providing frequent CDRs with minimal delay. Atlas is ISO 27001 certified.

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5G in 2022, Are You Ready?

5G, the fifth generation of mobile networks has been around for a few years already. At the end of last year, 2021, 79 nations have either commercialised 5G or are conducting 5G trials. The UK, however, is one of the most developed markets in Europe in terms of 5G rollout, but what does this mean exactly? This blog will further explore the state of 5G in the UK, how it’s changing the likes of data usage and how this brings new opportunities to businesses across the UK, before looking at 5G comparisons across the globe. 

Currently, in the UK, the four main mobile operators have already launched 5G, EE was the first to do so, launching its 5G services back in May 2019. Currently, EE’s 5G network is available in over 160 towns and cities, Vodafone 127, O2 194 and Three over 100. Smaller MVNOs such as Voxi and Giffgaff have recently started offering 5G plans, although the location of availability is dependent on the host MNO. Speed tests carried out in 2020 found that the UK’s 5G speeds were nearly four times faster than 4G. However, due to the limited availability of spectrum, it was not quite as advanced as Ofcom, the UK regulator had set out. Therefore, in 2021, Ofcom held a 5G spectrum auction, with frequencies available leading to an 18% increase in the region’s mobile capacity. With the expansion of the 5G spectrum, mobile broadband has improved and boosted 5G deployment, and with it, 5G speeds. If you’re still unsure on how fast 5G is, 5G offers access to theoretical speeds of 100 Gigabits a second, it takes 300 to 400 milliseconds to blink, so if you blink, you will miss it! As technology progresses this year there will be a greater demand from businesses and consumers to migrate to 5G capable hardware such as smartphone and routers.

The fast adoption rate, speed, and low latency of 5G is driving data usage. In 2020 alone, UK 5G users consumed 2.5x more mobile data than 4G users driven by video, gaming, and higher resolutions all on mobile. In an age of increasingly advanced smartphones, businesses and consumers will only continue to increase the amount of data they consume on mobile devices. 5G users are becoming more prone to using their data connections for tethering, as connections are often multiple-times faster and more reliable than fixed-line broadband. With 5G holding such a high device capacity, it becomes a great option for business; it is estimated that 5G deployments can support 1,000,000 connected devices per 0.38 square miles (243 acres), in comparison, 4G can only support 2,000. 

With 5G, business networks can undertake simultaneous data transfers, flexible working and allow feasible remote working, especially in current COVID times. The lower latency offered by 5G can improve the functionality and security of devices by its ability to boost encryption and by reaching real-time access, meaning complex tasks will be performed quicker with fewer interruptions. With the PSTN Switch off in 2025 looming, businesses need to remain competitive and ambitious by equipping IoT and 5G devices promptly. In terms of the economic benefits, O2 state that the UK could benefit from time and productivity savings of £6 billion per annum, suggesting that the investment of 5G devices is indeed worthwhile. Such a surge in mobile data usage on the new spectrum presents a new opportunity for operators to monetise the billions of pounds being invested into 5G, securing assets from the uncongested spectrum. Construction and Agriculture industries could see benefits almost 10x higher than the costs associated with 5G upgrades, through increased efficiency, improved safety, compliance, and enhanced devices. For example, field conditions can be more accurately monitored through an improved network of 5G data-collecting sensors. 

As 5G is still new to the world of business in the UK, most networks providers are keen to grow their 5G mobile data networks and are happy to provide companies with the network support they need, as well as a comprehensive range of solutions for their business customers. With the deployment of 5G also comes the need for 5G education, teams cannot make the most out of the new technology and perceived benefits. 5G education will help businesses understand how the network’s benefits can support business goals and drive growth; it will become an essential skill for a thriving and successful business. 

The UK’s 5G deployment is a close contender behind the US, accounting for a 57% share of 5G connections, however, America is seeing a slower rollout across the country. This year is expected to see two-thirds of the country’s population covered with a 5G service. The slower rollout in the US is said to be down to; the availability of space in the spectrum, the deployment of new network equipment that isn’t manufactured in the US, meaning purchases take longer, and the lack of apps driving the usage of 5G. Although most large mobile operators in the US, such as AT&T and Verizon are offering 5G, the location of availability is limited to urban areas and main traffic routes but is expanding across the country. European countries are expanding their 5G service at a completely different pace due to these areas being densely populated, in Germany alone Vodafone’s 5G network reached 30 million people at the end of 2021. Europe has quickly gotten onboard with 5G deployment compared to the US; however, they cannot simply be compared in terms of their share of 5G connections due to the different sized populations and rollout of cellular network towers across the countries.

It is clear to see that 5G’s rollout across the globe is not in one constant development but fragmented by country because of sizing and population density. The UK’s 5G deployment is developing constantly and becoming a more viable option for consumers and businesses across the country. With constant advancements in technology and the PSTN Switch Off looming, 5G mobile data and IoT devices are becoming the future of communication. 

As an award-winning partner of the three leading UK networks (Vodafone, O2 & EE), Cellhire provides unbiased advice and a large choice of connectivity options to really maximise success. Cellhire helps grow and create new revenue opportunities for channel partners.
Have you thought of adding mobile to maximise revenue? 
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PSTN Switch Off 2025 – What Opportunities are Arising?

The Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) allows for traditional fixed line telephony over copper telephone lines using analogue signalling. In addition to traditional voice services, many specialised services that use the PSTN will need to make the move to digital solutions before the December 2025 PSTN/ISDN switch off and September 2023 “Stop-Sell” deadlines. It’s estimated that over 2 million local UK businesses will be impacted, creating a surge in opportunities with the move to completely digital. This blog will highlight the different opportunities that have arisen, how different digital solutions compare and how known connectivity issues can be solved with new advancements. 

Many businesses believe the decision is strictly between switching to Hosted Voice (VoIP) or mobile, however, it’s not just a question of which solution to switch to, it’s finding the correct match to how a business operates. For larger businesses, VoIP could be considered a more practical solution, allowing multiple devices to be integrated, whether landline or mobile, and can reduce the downtime caused by repairs or issues with the copper wires. Many, however, have concerns over the overall cost, security, reliability, and QoS of a VoIP solution versus the perceived benefits. For many businesses such a heavy investment may not be needed.

The shift to mobile in recent years has seen ‘Mobilepreneurs’ on the rise, with over 31,000 new smartphone-based businesses predicted in the next 3 years, according to O2 Business. With micro-businesses making up 96% of all businesses in the UK, the rise in reliance on mobile voice and data services could lower the cost of tariffs even further as mobile becomes a more widespread option for small businesses across the country. With the addition of mobile applications that mimic traditional PBX functionality, businesses of all sizes could see a cost-benefit of switching to a ‘mobile only’ communications strategy.

With these fundamental changes, what opportunities arise? VoIP is still a choice for solutions where voice is needed such as lifts comms and door systems, however, there are key opportunities in specialised services, by utilising 4G/5G mobile data connectivity instead. Primary services running on ADSL can be replaced with a stronger data connection. Street furniture, such as traffic lights, causes stress, time and demand heavy costs when digging up roads for fibre. Instead, there is a massive opportunity to switch to M2M IoT mobile data connectivity through multi-network SIMs in place of the old L2TP to eliminate unnecessary cost, time, roadworks and disruption. Examples are already out there, with businesses using intelligent mobile data to support major government public body’s to move street furniture endpoints away from the PSTN and to monetize these, often receiving millions in revenue. The UK security system industry is thriving with new opportunities waiting for change, it’s largely made up of IoT devices that rely on the PSTN and is worth £1.5bn alone. Using M2M IoT mobile data can not only aid the transition but provide better benefits and control for businesses across the country, while delivering greater financial opportunities for providers. Construction, healthcare and even the alarm industry are all in need of new connections due to the switch off and are some of the biggest industries across the UK, with 1 million alarms alone waiting to be migrated from the PSTN. The advantage of mobile means customers can be connected right away, avoiding fibre installation delays, and preventing the anxiousness of the 2025 switch off and 2023 “stop-sell” deadline looming upon us. 

With access to multiple mobile networks, M2M IoT SIMs can prioritise the strongest signal during network outages and can switch automatically, preventing maintenance issues or loss of connection. Despite 95% of the UK having access to fibre broadband, it’s not always the right solution, especially for businesses who need to connect sites right away, or those wanting to avoid long contract commitments. Legacy issues surrounding signal strength and QoS in remote locations are solved, as multi-network M2M IoT SIMs will connect to the strongest signal available and are network agnostic. Meaning if a cellular network problem occurs, it will simply automatically swap to the next strongest alternative network. Concerns on data caps and the amount of control over the data usage can be squashed, the level of customisation and the management tools available with M2M IoT SIMs will leave businesses and providers with more control and flexibility than before. 

To conclude, it’s not a question of which Hosted Voice (VoIP) or Mobile solution looks better or is more affordable, it’s about how the solution will match with a business’s operations and what benefits it will bring. The vast opportunities brought about by the switch off, not only for voice solutions but for all other specialist services, provides great financial openings and benefits waiting to be grasped. M2M IoT Mobile Connectivity is a massive opportunity for the Channel. Partner with Cellhire and discover new solutions to grow your M2M IoT revenue. Start getting involved today.

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Cellhire wins Best Mobile/IoT Customer Solution award at the Comms National Awards 2021

British mobile telecoms specialist Cellhire plc won Best Mobile/IoT Customer Solution award at the prestigious Comms National Awards 2021, held 7th October in Mayfair, London. 

In addition to winning the award, Cellhire achieved finalist status for ‘Best Enterprise Managed Service Customer Solution’ and ‘Best Wholesale Service Provider (Above £10M)’ categories.

The award recognises the company for its connectivity solution for the ongoing nationwide NHS Covid-19 vaccination programme. The programme has seen Cellhire provide UK and multi-network mobile data connections to over 2100 Covid-19 NHS England vaccination sites, enabling them to update patient records in real-time. The number of sites continues to grow with the current booster programme.

Cellhire’s solution comprises state-of-the-art Peplink mobile routers coupled with high-speed secure mobile data, enabling large numbers of devices to connect to a network utilising the latest WiFi technology. Allowing for rapid deployment and remote visibility of devices, the solution includes “inControl2”, a smart remote management application that is pre-configured and ready to use, making life simpler for all the users. Built with contingency in mind, the routers are equipped with the ability to switch to a failover network if the primary network is unavailable.

In its 20th year, the Comms National Awards remains one of the ICT channel’s most respected and coveted awards. The awards are independently judged by a panel of industry experts who recognise quality across the channel spectrum by assessing awards in both reseller and vendor categories.

Matt Bennett, UK Managing Director, Cellhire plc

Cellhire UK Managing Director, Matt Bennett says “I am extremely proud of the Cellhire team and the success Cellhire has achieved at the Comms National Awards.

“COVID-19 has been the single greatest public health emergency in the history of the NHS and it’s a great honour for Cellhire to be part of the backbone of the vaccine programme. The solutions that we are providing are helping to manage the vaccination of millions of people as quickly as possible.

“The ability Cellhire has to deliver multi-network secure mobile data, quickly and at scale, is thanks to its strong global network partnerships and its robust and resilient team.

Cellhire seeks additional resellers   

“As a direct partner of Vodafone, O2 and EE, Cellhire is keen to expand its partnerships in the channel and to that end we are actively seeking additional resellers for our partner programme,” says Bennett. “These resellers would typically want a comms partner with a track record in providing voice, data and IoT via multiple direct network solutions that are competitive, flexible and innovative and all supported by our market-leading portal.” cellhire.co.uk/partners

Cellhire provided NHS England with managed mobile data solutions delivering connectivity to more than 2100 vaccination sites throughout England, as they were being identified and set up in real-time. This dynamic project was one of the most important customer requirements Cellhire has ever been involved in. In addition, Cellhire is in the process of providing connectivity to an additional 600+ new NHS vaccination sites for the UK booster programme.

Working around-the-clock, including over the Christmas and New Year period, the collaboration from both Cellhire and its partners delivered the connectivity and technical hardware solution required by each vaccination site announced by the UK government. This vital connectivity helped ensure that the NHS were able to deliver a large-scale vaccination programme without significantly impacting on other key services.

About Cellhire

Cellhire is a leading global service provider of mobile communications, providing proven, robust and secure mobile connectivity to users worldwide.

Established in 1987, the group has offices in the UK, USA, France, Germany and Japan. Partnering with network operators globally, Cellhire provides short and long-term mobile communication services to major companies worldwide.

The company is committed to delivering the highest standards of customer service which is underlined by its continued attainment of ISO 9001:2015, the internationally recognised quality standard. Cellhire is Investors in People (IIP) certified and won the highly coveted Queen’s Award for International Enterprise, as a result of its success as a specialist in the delivery of mobile communication solutions for events around the world. 

More at: www.cellhire.info  

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Mobile comms specialist Cellhire wins Gold in Tokyo

Cellhire is providing 12,000 mobile data connections to the organisers, media, athletes and attendees at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics 

The company will provide the same service at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics in China and 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar next year

Tim Taylor,
Chief Operating Officer, Cellhire plc

British mobile telecoms specialist Cellhire plc is providing 12,000 mobile data connections to global media organisations, athletes and attendees at the COVID-19-delayed 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo and other venues in‎ Japan. 

The media organisations include public and commercial tv, radio and online-streaming broadcasters, as well as print and online newspapers. They are utilising large data bundles on Cellhire SIM cards, smartphones, mobile hotspots and other value-added telecoms services in order to broadcast and report in real-time.

The athletes, organisers and COVID-19-limited attendees are benefiting from reliable, secure and affordable data bundles, enabling them to communicate not only in Japan, but importantly, with family and friends in their home countries. To assist the IOC and organising committee Cellhire supplied smartphones pre-loaded with the required COVID-19 tracking apps. Cellhire also has an on-ground support team based near the athlete’s village and broadcast centre in central Tokyo, providing a perfect platform to support its Olympic clients.

Cellhire will provide the same service at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics in China and 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar next year, where the company has established relationships with network providers China Unicom and Ooredoo.

“We have an excellent track record in the global sports and entertainment fields for providing data connections and telecom solutions through the close relationship we have with network providers around the world,” says Cellhire Group Chief Operating Officer Tim Taylor.

“Cellhire is the preferred supplier for mobile data connectivity for clients involved in very large events including the Olympic, Paralympic and Winter Olympic Games, UEFA Euro Finals, FIFA World Cup, the Tour de France and Cannes Film Festival.

“In total, we have provided many tens of thousands of connections at major events, allowing the media to have reliable and secure data communications to live-broadcast to their audiences”, Taylor adds. 

About Cellhire

Cellhire is a leading global service provider of mobile communications, providing proven, robust and secure mobile connectivity to users worldwide.

Established in 1987, the group has offices in the UK, USA, France, Germany and Japan. Partnering with network operators globally, Cellhire provides short and long-term mobile communication services to major companies worldwide.

The company is committed to delivering the highest standards of customer service which is underlined by its continued attainment of ISO 9001:2015, the internationally recognised quality standard. Cellhire is Investors in People (IIP) certified and won the highly coveted Queen’s Award for International Enterprise, as a result of its success as a specialist in the delivery of mobile communication solutions for events around the world. 

More at: www.cellhire.info