Company Profile/

Pod Group is a specialist in connectivity solutions tailored to Internet of Things (IoT) applications, bringing over 20 years of experience, research and innovation to the mobile connectivity market.

With offices across the globe and access to 600+ networks in 185 countries, Pod Group provides a complete suite of IoT connectivity technologies, combined with expert consultancy and support to enable IoT companies, OEMs and systems integrators to connect, manage, bill and secure their connected devices. Pod’s modular platform, Pod IoT Suite, provides centralized management of global multi-network, multi-IMSI, eUICC and LPWAN connectivity solutions combined with end to end IoT security, and a hierarchical billing engine.

For more information, please visit www.podgroup.com.

MEF Minute/

The Evolving IoT Connectivity Landscape

During MEF Connects Wholesale, MEF IoT advisor Andrew Parkin-White was joined by a panel of experts to explore market development in IoT connectivity comprising:

Fernando Llobregat Baena, Head of IoT Sales for Enterprise, BICS, Martin Garner, COO, CCS Insight, Olaf Giehl, Senior Project Manager, Telekom Carrier Services, Craig Price, SVP, Mobility Products and Marketing, PCCW Global, David Hambling, CEO Asia Pacific, Pod Group, Stuart Mitchell, Chief Evangelist and Head of Product, Zariot

Covid-19 may reduce short term IoT revenues but will it create new opportunities?

Before the virus had an impact globally, we were seeing growth in IoT of up to 20% per year. Enterprises could see the clear value of IoT applications and adoption was on the increase. There was significant market potential and a high degree of confidence that 25m global IoT connections by 2025 would be achieved. In a short space of time, the ecosystem has needed to rethink its approach to IoT with the economic fallout and lost business confidence that implies lower levels of investment.

Maximising the Opportunity for Global IoT Connectivity

MEF Mobile IoT Advisor, Andrew Parkin-White is joined by an expert panel comprising Sam Barker, Lead Analyst of Juniper Research, Kim Bybjerg, VP, IoT and Mobility at Tata Communications and Alistair Elliott, CEO Solutions of the Pod Group. The panel tackled key issues and questions around the development of the Mobile IoT roaming market including market drivers, supplier challenges and importantly how to monetise the opportunities that IoT roaming affords.

5 minutes with… Pod Group

This week, CEO Sam Colley introduces IoT connectivity specialists and new MEF Member Pod Group.

Pod Group is an MVNO that offers reliable, global IoT connectivity, along with connectivity management and analytics, a subscription-based billing engine and IoT-specific network security solutions. We’ve developed our own modular, easy-to-use IoT platform, Pod IoT Suite. Pod IoT Suite brings everything needed to deploy, manage and scale your IoT application into one user-friendly platform.