Flashnet improves inteliLIGHT with mobile connectivity for IoT from 1NCE
KÖLN, GERMANY 3 May 2018:
1NCE has signed a contract with Flashnet to provide 2G, 3G and narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) data connectivity on a buy once, flat rate fee for ten years. Avainable in the EU, Norway and Switzerland, 1NCE’s flat rate offer provides up to 500MB for ten years for a one-time fee of €10.
Contract management with existing cellular providers may be time-consuming and the recurrent cost of cellular connections has always been an issue with street lighting control installations. Delivering carrier-grade connectivity for IoT services and utilising existing mobile infrastructure to keep costs low for customers may become an interesting opportunity for everyone.
“This new concept is going to help us revolutionize once again the concept of street lighting control.,” said Marius Popescu, the marketing manager of Flashnet. “Until now, the monetary cost of connections prevented full scale mobile communication adoption for IoT, but with the ten year flat rate connection plan this is no longer a concern.”
The simplicity of the 1NCE offering also means that smaller deployments, which would not have been viable previously, can now become reality. “What’s great is that a small municipality with 1,000 streetlights or less, which would previously have been cautious of investing in smart streetlighting because of the unpredictable cost and the complexity of managing the connectivity, can now acquire GSM-connected devices plus connectivity at a very low pricepoint,” explained Alexander Bufalino, the chief sales officer of 1NCE. “It’s a total gamechanger and opens up the smart streetlighting market to smaller municipalities.”
1NCE is the first dedicated Tier 1, Narrowband IoT carrier providing fast, secure and reliable network connectivity for low data B2B applications. As a native IoT company, we offer a set of optimized product features – such as an IoT flat rate and the first of its kind ‘BUY ONCE’ lifetime fee – which are designed to enable growth in existing and new IoT markets. We aim to be the partner of choice for businesses who want to quickly deploy new IoT solutions and offer them easy onboarding and Tier 1 connectivity at unrivalled low prices.
In co-operation with our partner and host network Deutsche Telekom AG, 1NCE provides transparent IoT connectivity across a vast number of territories with a special focus on Europe. (www.1nce.com)
FLASHNET is a fast paced tech company that integrates the latest IT, energy and telecommunications technologies into hardware and software solutions, creating and implementing intelligent systems for smarter cities and better infrastructure. Founded in 2005, FLASHNET is a leader in intelligent utility management systems, with worldwide operations. Flashnet is a member of LoRa™ Alliance. Further information available via www.flashnet.ro
inteliLIGHT® is a smart street lighting control solution that offers detailed lamp-level management capabilities (ON/OFF, dimming, real-time reporting) over multiple IoT communication technologies. In-depth grid awareness is obtained through accurate utility-grade readings of any changes occurring along the grid, reducing energy loss and offering advanced maintenance optimization tools. Furthermore, inteliLIGHT® is integrated with Smart City management platforms and offers support for further Smart City development. (www.inteliLIGHT.eu)