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BICS adds borderless 5G to SIM for Things solution


The international carrier claims to be one of the first with this kind of 5G turnkey solution.

BICS has added borderless 5G to its SIM for Things solution, with the aim of enabling enterprises, hardware manufacturers and other members of the IoT ecosystem to unlock business opportunities and become more competitive with new use cases for connected devices.

BICS SIM for Things offers 5G device connectivity in Canada and Taiwan, but plans to add up to 50 locations by the end of 2021.

700 networks globally

The BICS turnkey global connectivity solution supports 2G, 3G, 4G/LTE, LTE-M and NB-IoT, giving enterprises access more than 700 mobile networks worldwide to capitalise on the best quality and coverage for their purposes.

According to Mordor Intelligence, the global IoT market is forecast to be valued at $1.38 trillion by 2026, driven by more than 83 billion connected IoT devices, based on Juniper Research reports.

BICS expects the addition of 5G connectivity will contribute to the growth of IoT, supporting applications that need consistent, reliable and secure managed connectivity in sectors such as logistics, automotive, manufacturing, public safety, security and healthcare.

The improved SIM for Things will enable new IoT use cases, like video surveillance, video calls and in-the-field maintenance of industrial assets which can be video streamed in real-time.

Physical and virtual

BICS’ SIM for Things solution comprises a physical and virtual SIM card, equipped with self-management capabilities and real-time quality of service data analytics. This allows enterprises to seamlessly deploy and efficiently control thousands - and even millions - of SIM-embedded endpoints in bulk.

“Connectivity is the foundation of IoT. As an enabler of IoT connectivity, it is imperative that we provide a full range of connectivity options that can be tailored to each specific use case. Today’s announcement represents the next step in realising new generation IoT use cases, powering data-hungry devices with high bandwidth 5G,” said Luc Vidal-Madjar, Head of IoT Solutions at BICS.