Verizon takes IoT connectivity global

  • May 12, 2021
  • Steve Rogerson

Verizon Business is taking IoT connectivity global. Enterprises can now benefit from global IoT connectivity from Verizon Business for mobile assets in 170 countries worldwide with permanent roaming options in North America and western Europe on a single SIM.

This global coverage lets organisations manage an array of IoT devices including asset trackers, industrial gateways and sensors via ThingSpace, Verizon’s self-service IoT platform.

Faster, more secure, and more affordable cellular connectivity is paving the way for the growth of IoT devices. Industry analyst IDC estimates that more than 150,000 IoT devices will connect every minute by 2025.

“The internet of things is changing the way businesses monitor devices and increasing the strategic business value of the data collected,” said Tami Erwin, CEO at Verizon Business. “The number of IoT devices is growing exponentially and organisations prefer to align with a trusted technology partner who can offer the technical expertise and geo-scale they require. Our global IoT connectivity services are all underpinned by Verizon’s years of expertise and industry leading ThingSpace platform, not to mention a path to evolving into 5G massive IoT.”

Verizon’s IoT device connectivity operates via a partner ecosystem and is available globally to US multinational companies with fixed or mobile connectivity requirements. Organisations can deploy devices with permanent roaming across Canada, the UK and more than ten European markets.