FAQ on cellular IoT SIM cards and connectivity

 

Can I see if my SIM is online and in data sessions?

How to stop/reset data session for the device remotely?

Can I see the location of the device?

Can I see what IP address does the device has for the current data session?

Can Simplex Wireless see device activity and data traffic from the device in the network?

Which countries are included in the SPX Trial?

Which countries are included in the SPX Prepaid?

Simplex Wireless IoT Encyclopedia

 


Can I see if my SIM is online and in data sessions?

Yes, In the Simplex Portal you go to Device Details & Actions -> Select and ICCID and then go to the "Real-Time Lookup" tab to view the SIM card information.

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Can I see the location of the device?

Yes. Same as prior you can see information on each individual SIM card. Look into the section "Country" to see where your SIM card is located.

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Can I see what IP address does the device has for the current data session?

Yes. Look into the section "Current IP-Address" to see.

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Can Simplex Wireless see device activity and data traffic from the device in the network?

Simplex Wireless can see only the signaling coming from the network if it reaches Simplex Wireless network nodes. Simplex wireless CANNOT see any of the payload data.

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Which Countries are included in the SPX Trial?

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Anguilla, Antigua, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, British Virgin Island, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote de Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Faeroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lao People Democratic Republic, Latvia, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao Special Administration, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherland Antilles, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, St. Barthelemy, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Martin, St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan Province of China, Tajikistan, Thailand, The Saints and Desirade, Togo, Tonga, Turkey, Turks & Caicos Isl., Uganda, UK / Channel Islands, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Viet Nam, Zambia.

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Which Countries are included in the SPX Prepaid?

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia ,Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States.

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We have put together a short encyclopedia / dictionary for Internet of things - IoT terms.

 

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 Simplex Wireless (SPX) Simplifies the adaptation of cellular device connectivity for anyone anything anywhere
1NCE IoT Connectivity Service Industry peer that inspires us at Simplex Wireless to offer pre-paid services of the €10 for 10 year with 500MB type of package
1oT IoT Connectivity Service Industry peer that pushes us at Simplex Wireless to become better and easier to work with
1FF Plastics SIM card size (1) form factor, fullsize
2G Second-generation mobile telephone system
2FF Plastics SIM card size (2) form factor, mini         
3G Third Generation (mobile communication system)
3G HSPA Third-Generation High-Speed Packet Access
3GIP Third Generation Internet Protocol
3GPP Third Generation Partnership Project
3GSM Third-generation Global System for Mobile (communications)
3FF Plastics SIM card size (3) form factor, micro   
4G Fourth Generation
4FF Plastics SIM card size (4) form factor, nano          
5G Fifth-generation technology standard for broadband cellular networks
5G Americas http://www.5gamericas.org 
5G Automotive Association http://www.5gaa.org/
5G Deterministic Networking Alliance (5GDNA) https://www.5gdna.org/
5G Infrastructure Association https://5g-ppp.eu/association/
5G Media Action Group (5G-MAG) http://www.5g-mag.com/
5G-ACIA http://www.5g-acia.org
A1 Digital International IoT Connectivity Service Forward leaning approach with good foothold in both Europe and LATAM.
Accenture IoT Connectivity Service Industry partner that make us at Simplex Wireless think about the complete end-to-end delivery
AI Artificial Intelligence
AP Access Point
API Application Programming Interface
APN Access Point Name
Apple Watch Apple smart watch and consumer IoT device
ARIB Association of Radio Industries and Businesses (ARIB)
ASP Application Service Provider
AT&T IoT Connectivity Service The largest mobile operator in North America and trend creator
ATIS Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS)
Automotive Edge Computing Consortium (AECC) https://aecc.org/
AWS Amazon Webservices
AWS IoT Inventive partner with a great market place for IoT enablement
Azure Microsoft Azure
b Bits
B Bytes
Bell Canada IoT Connectivity Service Solid mobile operator originating out of Canada and enabling North American connectivity.
BGP Border Gateway Protocol
Bootstrap Preloaded SIM profile on an eUICC which enables the device to initially access a mobile network
BPS Bits Per Second
Broadband India Forum http://www.broadbandindiaforum.com/
BSS  Business Support System 
BT IoT Connectivity Service Industry peer that pushes us at Simplex Wireless to become better and easier to work with
Bundle Traffic bundle business model
CCSA China Communications Standards Association (CCSA)
CCTV Closed-circuit television
Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) https://www.coai.com
China Mobile IoT Connectivity Service Gateway operator into China and enabler for connectivity in the region.
China Society of Automotive Engineers (CSAE) http://www.sae-china.org/
China Telecom IoT Connectivity Service Gateway operator into China and enabler for connectivity in the region.
China Unicom IoT Connectivity Service Gateway operator into China and enabler for connectivity in the region.
CID Cell IDentification number
CIL Call Identification Line
CIP Carrier Identification Parameter
Cisco IoT Connectivity Service Industry enabler for mobile operators with its subscription management platform.
Claro IoT Connectivity Service Gateway operator into Brazil and enabler for connectivity in the region.
CLI Calling Line Identification
CLID Calling Line IDentifier
CLIP Caller Line Identification Presentation
CLP Cell Loss Priority
CLS Current Level of Service
CM Connection Manager
CMAP Connection Management Access Protocol
CMAS Cellular Messaging Alert System
CMIP Common Management Information Protocol
CMIS Common Management Information Service
CMOS Cellular Management Operation System
CMP Connection Management Procedure
CMRS Commercial Mobile Radio Services
CMS Call Management System
CPE Customer Premise Equipment
CPU Central Processing Unit
CSL IoT Connectivity Service APAC cellular enabler and solid service provider with wide footprint.
CSP  Connectivity Service Provider
CSP Gateway CSP Gateways are high performance, redundant gateways which run in the Regional Sites and terminate APNs using IPSec or fiber connections
CTIA http://ctia.org/
Cubic Telecom IoT Connectivity Service Our inspiration in the Automotive vertical who has made significant contributions in moving that industry forward.
DCP Ericsson's subscription management platform, now days called IoTA
DDoS Distributed Denial of Service
Deutsche Telekom IoT Connectivity Service A stable giant with broad global footprint and knowledgeable staff.
DNS Domain Name System
DSL Digital Subscriber Line
Egress Site These are special Regional Sites where only CG-NAT is hosted for egress pinning
EID Embedded Identity Document, eUICC identifier
EIoT Enterprise IoT
Electronic toll collection systems Typical use-case for automotive, transportation systems and logistic optimisations
Elisa IoT Connectivity Service Forward leaning operator in the Nordics that contributes to the regions development.
EMEA Satellite Operators Association (ESOA) https://www.esoa.net/
Emergency notification systems. Typical IoMT use-case
Enterprise Gateway The Enterprise Gateway is a Programmable Virtual Private Cloud router spun as a private network for the customers
Enterprise IoT Refers to devices used in business and corporate settings
eSIM  embedded SIM (Usually this term is used in the mobile industry to refer to the profile that is downloaded into the eUICC) 
ETSI European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)
eUICC  embedded Universal Integrated Circuit Card 
EUM eUICC Manufacturer
Farming IoT Collecting data on temperature, rainfall, humidity, wind speed, pest infestation, and soil content
floLIVE IoT Connectivity Service Industry peer that pushes us at Simplex Wireless to become better and easier to work with
FQDN  Fully Qualified Domain Name 
FTP File Transport Protocol
G+D Giesecke+Devrient, EUM company
GB Gigabytes
GCP Google Cloud Platform
Global Certification Forum (GCF) https://www.globalcertificationforum.org/
Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) https://gsacom.com/
Global SIM card Usually refers to a single physical SIM card that can be used in any country in the world
Google Cloud IOT Core Inventive partner with a great market place for IoT enablement
GPS Global Positioning System
GSMA https://www.gsma.com/
GSMA  GSM Association 
GUI  Graphical User Interface 
HDSL High-Speed Digital Subscriber Line
HLR  Home Location Register (also called HSS) 
Hologram IoT Connectivity Service Industry peer that pushes us at Simplex Wireless to become better and easier to work with
HTML HyperText Markup Language
HTTP Hypertext Transfer Protocol
ICCID Integrated Circuit Card Identification Number
IDE Integrated development environment
iFaaS Integration Function as a Service
IIoT Industrial internet of things
IMEI International Mobile Equipment Identity
IMSI International Mobile Subscriber Identity
Inter- and intra-vehicular communication Typical use-case for automotive, transportation systems and logistic optimisations
IoE Internet of Everything
IoMT Internet of Medical Things
iOS Apple operating system on iPhone's and iPad's
IoT Internet of Things
IoT connectivity Usually refers to SIM cards with tailor made technical and commercial conditions to support global/regional/national deployments of connected devices (in opposite to consumer mobile devices such as e.g. smart phones)
IoT dashboard A webbased portal for singel pane of glass overview over your IoT subscriptions and their commercial and technical behaviors
IoT SIM cards Usually refers to SIM cards with tailor made technical and commercial conditions to support global/regional/national deployments of connected devices (in opposite to consumer mobile devices such as e.g. smart phones)
IoTA Ericsson's IoT Accelerator platform
IP Internet Protocol
IPV6 Forum https://www.ipv6forum.com/
ISP Internet Service Provider
IT Information Technology
JPU IoT Connectivity Service Industry enabler for mobile (virtual) operators with its subscription management platform.
JT Jersey telecom IoT Connectivity Service Industry peer that pushes us at Simplex Wireless to become better and easier to work with
KORE Wireless IoT Connectivity Service Industry peer that pushes us at Simplex Wireless to become better and easier to work with
KPN IoT Connectivity Service Industry peer that pushes us at Simplex Wireless to become better and easier to work with
LAN Local Area Network
LD Long Distance
Logistics and fleet management Typical use-case for automotive, transportation systems and logistic optimisations
LoLo LoLo Company and SDWAN provider. https://www.lolo.company
LoRaWAN Long Range Wide Area Network
LPA  Local Profile Assistant 
LPWA Low Power, Wide Area
LPWAN Low Power Wide Area Network
LTE Long Term Evolution
LTE Cat 1 This is the bread and butter of telematic connectivity technologies. Higher data streaming throughput (up to 10 Mbps), lower latency for wake-up applications, broader global coverage.
LTE Cat 4 For high data throughput. These modems can hit 150 Mbps, more than ten times the throughput of their CAT 1 counterparts. They are also complex, more expensive, require multiple antennas, and are power hungry
LTE Cat M1 A Low Power technology within the LTE frequency spectrum. Very low power, long range, low cost. Lower data rate (~375 kbps) in typical half duplex configuration, higher latency.
LTE CAT NB1 also referred to as NB-IoT. Very low power, long range, low cost. Lower data rate (~375 kbps) in typical half duplex configuration, higher latency.
MFF, MFF-2 Solderable SIM card size form factor         
M2M Machine to machine
M2M SIM cards Usually refers to SIM cards with tailor made technical and commercial conditions to support global/regional/national deployments of connected devices (in opposite to consumer mobile devices such as e.g. smart phones)
MAC Media Access Control
Maritime IoT IoT devices are in use monitoring the environments and systems of boats and yachts
MB Megabytes
MEMS Mobility Enterprise Managed Services
Microsoft Azure IoT Inventive partner with a great market place for IoT enablement
MNO Mobile Network Operator
Modem Modulator/Demodulator
Monogoto IoT Connectivity Service Industry enabler with its subscription management platform.
MPLS Multi-Protocol Label Switching
MQTT MQ Telemetry Transport is a lightweight, publish-subscribe, machine to machine network protocol
MSISDN Mobile Station International Subscriber Directory Number
MTN IoT Connectivity Service Gateway operator into Africa and enabler for connectivity in the region.
MVNO Mobile Virtual Network Operator
NB-IoT Narrow Band IoT (LPWAN technology)
Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) https://www.ngmn.org/
NID Network Interface Device
NTT DOCOMO IoT Connectivity Service Gateway operator into Japan and enabler for connectivity in the region.
Optus IoT Connectivity Service Gateway operator into Australia and enabler for connectivity in the region.
Orange Business Services IoT Connectivity Service Forward leaning operator that contributes to the industry development.
ORBCOMM IoT Connectivity Service Satellite IoT enabler and a longterm player in the industry
P2P Point to Point
PAYG Pay as you go business model
PCCW IoT Connectivity Service APAC cellular enabler and solid service provider with wide footprint.
PDF  Portable Document Format 
Pelion IoT Connectivity Service Industry peer that pushes us at Simplex Wireless to become better and easier to work with
PGW Packet Data Network (PDN) Gateway used interchangeably with User Plane Function or UPF in 5G
PIN Personal Identification Number
POS Point of Sales (e.g. mobile payment terminal) 
PRI Primary Rate Interface
Public Safety Communication Europe (PSCE) Forum http://www.psc-europe.eu/
PVPC Programmable Virtual Private Cloud
QoS Quality of Service
RAM Random Access Memory
RAN Radio Access Network
Regional Site Regional Sites are one of the global sites where the PVPC traffic plane is hosted.
Remote health monitoring Typical IoMT use-case
REST API RESTful API, an architectural style for building web services that interact via an HTTP protocol
RFID Radio-frequency identification
Rogers IoT Connectivity Service Solid mobile operator originating out of Canada and enabling North American connectivity.
RSP  Remote SIM Provisioning 
Safety and road assistance Typical use-case for automotive, transportation systems and logistic optimisations
SAS  Security Accreditation Scheme 
SATCOM Satellite Communications
SD-WAN Software-Defined Wide Area Networking
Sigfox IoT Connectivity Service LPWAN technology focused and competitor to cellular based LPWAN technologies like LoRa and Cat M1.
SIM Subscriber Identity Module
SIM card number Usually refers to the IMSI, ICCID or MSISDN
Simetric Subscription management provider
Singtel IoT Connectivity Service Forward leaning operator in APAC that contributes to the regions development.
SIoT Social Internet of things focuses the importance of social interaction and relationship between IoT devices. SIoT is a pattern of how cross-domain IoT devices enabling application to application communication and collaboration without human intervention in order to serve their owners with autonomous services, and this only can be realized when gained low-level architecture support from both IoT software and hardware engineering.
SIP Session Initiation Protocol
SLA Service Level Agreement
SM-DP+  Enhanced Subscription Manager – Data Preparation 
Small Cell Forum https://www.smallcellforum.org/
Smart parking Typical use-case for automotive, transportation systems and logistic optimisations
Smart traffic control Typical use-case for automotive, transportation systems and logistic optimisations
SMS-C Short Message Service Center 
Soracom IoT Connectivity Service Industry peer that pushes us at Simplex Wireless to become better and easier to work with
Sustainable IoT Environmental monitoring applications of the IoT typically use sensors to assist in environmental protection by monitoring air or water quality, atmospheric or soil conditions, and can even include areas like monitoring the movements of wildlife and their habitats.
Swisscom IoT Connectivity Service Industry peer that pushes us at Simplex Wireless to become better and easier to work with
T-Mobile IoT Connectivity Service A stable giant with broad global footprint and knowledgeable and experienced staff.
Tata Communications IoT Connectivity Service Forward leaning operator in India that contributes to the regions development.
TB Terabytes
TCCA https://tcca.info/
TD Industry Alliance http://www.tdia.cn/
Tech Mahindra IoT Connectivity Service Forward leaning operator in India that contributes to the regions development.
Tele2 IoT IoT Connectivity Service Forward leaning operator in the Nordics that contributes to the regions development.
Telefónica IoT Connectivity Service Inventive industry peer that enables/pushes us at Simplex Wireless to become better and easier to work with
Telenor Connexion IoT Connectivity Service Industry veterans that enables us at Simplex Wireless to become better and easier to work with
Telia Company IoT Connectivity Service Forward leaning operator in the Nordics that contributes to the regions development.
Telstra IoT Connectivity Service Gateway operator into Australia and enabler for connectivity in the region.
TELUS IoT Connectivity Service Solid mobile operator originating out of Canada and enabling North American connectivity.
TLS  Transport Layer Security 
TMX ThingsMatrix
Truphone IoT Connectivity Service Industry peer that pushes us at Simplex Wireless to become better and easier to work with
TSDSI Telecommunications Standards Development Society (TSDSI)
TTA Telecommunications Technology Association (TTA)
TTC Telecommunication Technology Committee (TTC)
Twilio IoT Connectivity Service Industry peer that pushes us at Simplex Wireless to become better and easier to work with
UICC Universal Integrated Circuit Card 
UMTS Universal Mobile Telecommunications System
UNI User Network Interface
URL  Uniform Resource Locator 
Vehicle control  Typical use-case for automotive, transportation systems and logistic optimisations
Vehicle diagnostics  Typical use-case for automotive, transportation systems and logistic optimisations
Verizon IoT Connectivity Service Forward leaning operator in the USA that contributes to the regions development.
Vodafone IoT Connectivity Service Industry enabler and giant that pushed Simplex Wireless to become better and easier to work with.
VPC Virtual Private Cloud
VPN Virtual Private Network
WAN Wide Area Network
Wearable heart monitors Typical IoMT use-case
Webbing IoT Connectivity Service Inventive industry peer and enabler that pushes us at Simplex Wireless to become better and easier to work with
Wireless Broadband Alliance http://www.wballiance.com/
Wireless Logic IoT Connectivity Service Industry enabler and giant that pushed Simplex Wireless to become better and easier to work with.

 

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