TELUS Launches IoT Shop to Make Purchasing and Managing IoT SIMs Easier

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  • The online portal enables businesses to quickly connect their IoT devices to TELUS’ 4G LTE and LTE-M networks
  • Businesses can connect to TELUS IoT network with as little as 100MB or as much as 40GB shareable data

Canadian telecommunications company TELUS on Tuesday launched its Internet of Things (IoT) Shop, the country’s first self-serve online portal that will enable businesses to buy and manage prepaid IoT connectivity on Telus’ wireless network.

Ideal for businesses like IoT startups and developer labs, the TELUS IoT Shop will make it “quick and easy for them to connect their IoT devices to TELUS’ 4G LTE and LTE-M networks, helping to streamline product development and accelerate smaller projects.”

Easy accessibility to TELUS IoT network

Purchasing IoT connectivity usually means committing to volume requirements, credit checks and other processes that made it difficult for smaller companies and organizations to test and deploy relatively smaller quantities of IoT devices.

The TELUS IoT Shop, the company says, removes these hurdles and gives customers the ability to pay with a credit card, monitor data usage online, quickly change rate plans and manage SIM statuses. These controls and more are all available within IoT Console, a one-stop account management dashboard.

“For Canadian businesses innovating in the IoT space, direct access to reliable cellular connectivity is crucial. TELUS is excited to launch the IoT Shop, which removes barriers to entry and increases accessibility to the TELUS IoT network,” said Michael Cihra, Vice President, IoT, TELUS.

“The IoT Shop was built based on customer feedback to ensure that the user experience, management tools and services meet the demands of the innovators that are shaping Canada’s growing IoT ecosystem,” he added.

Flexible and affordable IoT connectivity

At TELUS IoT Shop, businesses can get one to 100 SIM cards per account and will be able to connect to TELUS IoT network with as little as 100MB or as much as 40GB shareable data, the company said.

To ensure devices stay connected, data plans auto renew on a 30-day cycle, or as soon as the data pool is exhausted, it added.

TELUS is supporting the growth of the IoT ecosystem in Canada by helping businesses develop, connect and deploy connected technologies.

In addition to the TELUS IoT Shop, TELUS launched Canada’s first IoT Marketplace to showcase connected solutions for a broad range of industries. Moreover, the TELUS IoT Starter Kit provides startups the tools required to rapidly prototype connected solutions.

 

Longjam Dineshwori

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