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Ubiquity and security can seem like a trade-off where business networks are concerned and that’s no different for the Internet of Things (IoT). However, Thingstream has a solution. By using lightweight messaging over GSM, there is no trade-off. Ubiquity and security are very much part of the package.
Low-bandwidth IoT messaging across the global GSM network can provide ubiquitous connectivity for the global logistics industry, according to global IoT connectivity platform provider, Thingstream.
Using Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) messaging, tiny packets of data can be sent to and from devices, using GSM technology, which is embedded in 2G, 3G and LTE. Because devices enabled with the technology can automatically connect to a corresponding IoT application when in range of the nearest cell tower, worldwide connectivity is guaranteed for logistics providers tracking goods across the globe.
In addition to low power, global connectivity, a major advantage of such technology is undoubtedly security. By utilising core GSM signalling the data is not actually communicated using the internet (TCP-IP), greatly improving cybersecurity through having no need to use IP addresses between devices and the Thingstream global connectivity platform.
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