Twilio, the cloud communications platform, today announced its Internet of Things (IoT) business has seen double-digit growth across all key metrics month-over-month (MoM) and Twilio’s Super SIM product has seen ~14% month-over-month growth in active SIMs since January 2021.
Twilio’s cellular Super SIM offerings essentially behave like one large global network with one simple API that orchestrates global network connections through a single distributed cloud IoT mobile core. Twilio has developed extensive relationships with leading national and regional carriers, providing access to nearly 400 cellular networks for customers across 157 countries.
Taylor Wolfe, head of Global IoT Sales & Business Development, Twilio IoT, said, their solutions bring software agility to SIMs and attract digital native companies due to our API focus and reliable architecture.
According to the company, existing customers make more than 2 billion API calls per year and leverage Twilio IoT for improved operational efficiency in managing their SIM fleets. Twilio IoT helps run critical applications that power our everyday lives, such as health monitoring devices, workplace contact tracing, and electric scooters transporting.
Over 120 Twilio IoT customers were surveyed by TechValidate, a third-party software service, in August 2021 to capture client operational results and the impact of working with Twilio IoT. The survey findings indicate:
- 71% increased the availability of their IoT solution by a factor of 75-100% after deploying with Twilio IoT. Twilio’s reliable network connectivity has improved services and improved end-use experience.
- 63% saw a faster time to market by a factor of 75-100%, contributing to first-mover market advantages and quicker ROI.
- 79% strongly agree that Twilio’s APIs enable efficiency and the ability to build predictable operations at scale
According to IDCs recent InfoBrief on “Streamlining Connectivity Management for Cellular IoT Success” based on research from over 1,000 IoT decision makers, the top network quality and availability concerns are: limited access to multiple Tier 1 networks on one SIM, network steering to incompatible or poor-quality networks, paying for overages and unused data, and difficulty troubleshooting and resolving network issues.