Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

1NCE Joins IMC to Spread Word of Low-Cost Flat-Rate for IoT Data

London (9 April): 1NCE, a new provider of low-cost, Tier 1 connectivity for IoT, including narrow-band and Cat-M connections, has joined the IoT M2M Council, the largest and fastest growing trade organization dedicated to the IoT sector. The company says that it intends to use the trade group to help spread the word of its EUR €10 flat-rate for cellular connections that are good for ten years, using a prepaid SIM card. Largely bankrolled by Deutsche Telekom, 1NCE intends to bring IoT technology to entirely new and existing low-bandwidth applications on a scale not yet seen by making device connectivity easier and cheaper.

"The mission of the IMC is to make it easier for enterprise users and OEMs to deploy IoT technology, and we are completely aligned with that mission," says Alexander Bufalino, Chief Sales Officer at 1NCE and a former IMC Chairman who will return to a seat on the IMC board, "The group attracts large numbers of users in crucial IoT markets like energy, construction, smart cities, and logistics that are natural targets for low-cost connectivity."

1NCE is making a name for itself quickly in the IoT sector with its low-cost flat rate, which is designed to ease life-cycle management and improve ROI for connected devices. "Today, there's a lot of guess work involved in putting devices in the field - cellular connectivity can be expensive to begin with, and rates can increase over time. We hope to eliminate that impediment, and provide a spark to move the IoT industry forward," says Bufalino.

Roughly 90% of the IMC's rank-and-file Adopter Membership says they have direct input into IoT buying decisions, and connectivity services are one of their most highly sourced items. A plurality of the Adopter Members self-identifies as coming from the corporate function of operations, and they are heavily invested in systems-level procurement, such as connectivity and software systems. The IMC gains 300 new Adopters weekly, and compiles demographic information across the membership, while providing a platform for lead-generation, promotion, and research for its board.

About the IoT M2M Council
The London-based IMC is the largest and fastest-growing trade group dedicated to the global IoT/M2M sector - with over 25,000 members joining since February of 2014. Board Member-Companies include 1NCE, Aeris, Arrow, Avnet, BICS, Digi International, HPE, Intel, KORE, Laird Corp., ORBCOMM, MultiTech, PTC, Re-Teck, Semtech, SIGFOX, Tata Communications, Teleena, Telit, u-blox, Verizon, and Vodafone. For more information, visit IoT M2M Council