by Anthony Weaver

Delivery of Private APN NB-IoT Connectivity will utilise Comms365’s extensive network to further drive demand for advanced IoT solutions –

10th March 2020: Comms365 Limited, the innovative network services and IoT infrastructure company, announces the launch of its Private APN*, (Access Point Name) Vodafone NB-IoT (Narrow Band Internet of Things) solution to complement its IoT connectivity portfolio. This provides a direct connection between Comms365 and Vodafone networks, enabling the deployment of NB-IoT  devices. The company has released this latest IoT connectivity option, following the success of its Private LoRaWAN network deployments.

Mike van Bunnens, Managing Director, Comms365, comments, “The Internet of Things has been billed as the dawn of a new age, with wild industry claims about billions of devices being connected.  Whilst there is no doubt that IoT, in its many forms, is leading a disruptive charge on the market there are many components of IoT that are already quietly incorporating themselves into daily life. Sensors that are based around LPWAN (Low Power Wide Area Networking) can be produced in the smallest of forms, using very little power, and can operate on a single battery for months, or in many cases, years.”

Mike continues, “This addition to our IoT portfolio is great news for IoT projects that require small amounts of data over long periods of time, many  positioned in hard to reach places. Our technology and infrastructure solutions include many variants of connectivity, including fixed line and cellular, through to newer LPWAN services such as LoRaWAN and NB-IoT.  As we’ve said before, a successful IoT strategy should be built around real challenges and not all solutions can achieve these objectives using the same technology, and that’s why we have built a network with diverse capabilities.”

The Vodafone NB-IoT network is expanding rapidly with new geographies added daily. We have been working with Vodafone since 2009, firstly with their Private APN M2M services and now we are delighted that we have taken the decision to further utilise Vodafone’s extensive IoT solutions, by launching our own Private APN NB-IoT offering, which uses our interconnected networks.  We look forward to deploying advanced LPWAN services as part of the Internet of Things.

Mike concludes, “By offering a portfolio of connectivity solutions, alongside our industry leading IoT Portal, storage and analytics platforms and by introducing customers to our ecosystem of integrated IoT partners, we look forward to helping businesses and public sector bodies achieve their goals utilising the most appropriate technology.”

About Comms365 

Comms365 is an innovative Network Services company specialising in bespoke data connectivity, network services and IoT.  It has gained a reputation for delivering an exceptional level of service and value-added solutions to the B2B market, from across its product portfolio; 4G, Bonded Internet, SD-WAN, IoT, ISP Services and Rental. 

The capability of Comms365’s technology and solutions is underpinned by its own high capacity resilient core network, which interconnects to the main mobile operators including EE, Three, O2,Vodafone and numerous  fixed line carriers including (but not limited to), Virgin, BT, TTB, SSE, Sky, GCI and Fluidata. This highly advanced network delivers combined wireless and wired solutions that are agile and scalable to customer requirements.  

We design, build and manage IoT network technologies – M2M, LoRaWAN, NB-IoT, Sigfox and Wi-Fi and offer both shared and private platforms

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