# IoT Connectivity
Connectivity Options for the Telematics Industry
The ever-growing list of features provided by connected vehicles, like collision warnings, traffic monitoring, and automobile diagnostics, has seen demand for these vehicles increase tremendously. This has had a domino effect upon the telematics industry, where the demand for its solutions has surged. In fact, the industry is predicted to be worth a whopping $149.9 billion by 2030.
Combining telecommunications with vehicular technologies, telematics provides a number of solutions, including fleet management tools, satellite navigation, and the tracking of vehicles, trailers, and containers. Powering telematics connectivity is the Internet of Things (IoT). As well as enabling these solutions, the IoT can leverage the data transmitted and recorded to provide new insights, which can then be used to improve efficiency and reduce costs, as well as take advantage of new market opportunities.
Challenges facing the industry
Despite the number of recent innovations in telematics, a number of challenges remain. The roaming nature of telematics devices, with vehicles and assets passing national borders, can result in companies dealing with multiple network providers, driving up costs and complicating agreements. Even with the correct agreements in place, devices may suffer from poor and patchy coverage as the asset passes through remote rural areas.
In addition, advancing technology and new innovations mean devices need to be future-proofed so as to avoid becoming obsolete. Telematics devices are notoriously challenging to update in the field, as they are often spread out over a large area and require skilled technicians to replace them. Telematics devices must be capable of adapting to new and emerging situations, like new software being available or even the business changing ownership.
Another challenge for enterprises is simply the lack of knowledge or resources in-house to operate the telecommunications network that the devices are connected to. Partners are looking for providers who can take care of the connectivity side so they can focus on their core business.
Connectivity as a managed service
It’s clear that any provider who can provide connectivity via managed services, offering multiple networks in a single, customizable solution, while being remotely configurable and including integrated security features, stands to be successful in the telematics industry.
That’s where Pod Group’s ENO ONE comes in. Its eSIM future proofs connectivity by offering the widest choice of global public network profiles, as well as private profiles and customizable SIM applets to enhance security, provisioning and device management. All profiles can be updated and downloaded Over The Air (OTA), avoiding the need for costly infield replacements.
With access to its global ONE network, you can enjoy both native and global connectivity agreements for maximum cost savings and seamless roaming onto private networks. Pod’s IoT Suite platform is tightly integrated with Pod’s core network for remote management of connectivity across all global networks, including private and public networks. It gives you control and visibility without the need to build and manage a telco network yourself.
Our IoT Sales Director Michael Chackal went to the Telematics Vilnius event hosted by Gurtam to spread the ENO message. In a presentation to some of the biggest players in the telematics industry, Michael explained how ENO ONE addresses the current challenges the industry is facing, and how Pod Group provides financial, technical, and operational peace of mind, allowing you to focus on your core business.
Check out his presentation below: