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Pod Group backs LTE-M over NB-IoT, looks for nanosat partners

Pod Group’s offering of custom IoT connectivity, PodM2M, provided by divisions that are focused on specific pieces of that puzzle, has taken good shape over the past few years. And for now, CEO Sam Colley is backing one of the two LTE-based machine-to-machine standards, LTE-M, over its low power WAN stablemate, NB-IoT. Colley told Wireless Watch’s sister service, Rethink IoT, that there are still no eUICC (eSIM) options for NB-IoT, and the lack of SMS capabilities means that in order to perform device profile swaps, providers need to send multiple messages. This necessitates having dual-mode devices, and Colley says that mass deployment of ‘simple NB-IoT’ is still not really an option. He added that the market is realizing that the…

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