Velos IoT network replaces 2G and 3G options

  • June 14, 2023
  • Steve Rogerson

Velos IoT, formerly Jersey Telecom, has launched what it claims is one of the largest low-power wide area (LPWA) coverage options on the market.

Called Connect LPWA, it is aimed at resellers, enterprises and OEMs who are on 2G and 3G networks and want energy-efficient devices deployed worldwide with reduced cost and increased battery life.

As a result of mobile network operators launching 5G services, many are having to reuse spectrum allocated to 2G and 3G networks. Companies need to plan and find alternatives for these networks as early as possible to reduce the impact on their business. So, it is not a question of if but when to deploy LPWA technology for IoT connectivity.

Connect LPWA offers connectivity on NB-IoT and Cat-M1. NB-IoT connectivity is available on 47 networks in 35 countries, with LTE-M (Cat-M1) on 77 networks in 42 countries; the list is growing.

Both options support low-power features such as PSM (power saving mode) and eDRX (extended discontinuous reception); users can allocate dynamic and fixed IPs and connect securely through custom APNs, all of which are managed on the Nomad connectivity management platform with a single invoice.

Connect LPWA should help increase the lifetime of devices with efficient battery management on an IoT network technology designed for the future.

“IoT users are facing a real issue with the decommissioning of 2G and 3G networks around the globe,” said Graham Hart-Ives, vice president of sales at Velos IoT. “Velos IoT truly believes that our newly launched connectivity options will enable customers with no choice but to replace devices with a long-term, cost-effective alternative.”

Formerly JT IoT, now a combined global business with Velos IoT, Top Connect and NextM2M, Velos IoT is an IoT connectivity provider with over ten years of knowledge and financial stability. It provides resilient global IoT connectivity with over 600 networks managed through a connectivity management platform to over 17 million cellular devices worldwide.