MWC Barcelona 2024: Key Takeaways and Learnings for the IoT Landscape

This year´s Mobile World Congress MWC Barcelona brought together key players in the mobile ecosystem, with a strong focus on the ever-evolving world of the Internet of Things (IoT).

LPWAN technologies / Connectivity / SIM technology / Mobile Core Network / Cellular Networks / MWC Barcelona | 11 March 2024

Com4 and the Wireless Logic Ltd were well-represented, participating in numerous discussions with industry analysts, solution providers, customers, and the GSMA. Here are some of the key takeaways for our partners and customers:

1. Expanding Cellular Module Options:

  • A wider range of cellular modules are becoming available from various vendors, catering to diverse IoT use cases.
  • Solutions now encompass LPWA technologies like NB-IoT & LTE-M, alongside CAT-1 and 5G RedCap, offering increased flexibility.
  • The future holds exciting possibilities with the integration of cellular and satellite access through the NTN standard within single modules.

2. Remote SIM Provisioning Takes Center Stage:

  • Significant progress was made on Remote SIM Provisioning (RSP), with pre-standard solutions already in place and full standardization expected within a year.
  • In-Factory Profile Provisioning (SGP.41) promises to streamline logistics in industrial settings.

3. The SIM Landscape Evolves:

  • Embedded SIMs (eSIMs) and Integrated SIMs (iSIMs), and combinations of both, are projected to account for two-thirds of all SIMs by 2030.
  • nuSIM technology continues to mature, gaining wider support from major industry players.

4. Enhanced Core Network Capabilities:

  • Core network capabilities are undergoing improvements, with enhanced automation and expanded service opportunities.

5. AI: The Overarching Theme:

  • As expected, MWC highlighted the overarching theme of Artificial Intelligence (AI), with the telco industry exploring how to leverage Machine Learning (ML) and generative AI.
  • Exciting possibilities include improved customer support, automated network operations, and democratization of access to network data for broader organizational usage, not just data scientists.
  • This convergence of AI and IoT connectivity/use cases presents a powerful combination with the potential to fuel mutual growth.

Com4 at the Forefront of Innovation:

Com4 AS offers solutions across all these key areas. We invite you to connect with us to discuss how we can help you navigate the ever-changing IoT landscape and unlock new opportunities!


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