Cellular Internet of Things (IoT)

The IoT landscape is constantly evolving and our IoT licensing program is available to provide efficient licensing as the IoT ecosystem grows. Any IoT device capable of connecting to a cellular network is using Ericsson technology. Below are some examples. 

Payment terminals

The way in which payments are made has been changing for some time now. As part of this transition, payment terminals have increasingly been equipped with cellular connectivity.  

Payment terminals cover all points of transactions, whether they are unattended, in-store, outdoor or mobile. Cellular connectivity provides maximum portability and flexibility for users on the go and in-store. Moreover, it ensures high-security communication, and therefore adds value in locations where fixed line connectivity is unavailable or impractical.  

Mobile payment with smartphone
Electric car plugged into a charging outlet

Electric vehicle chargers

Connecting chargers for electric vehicles with cellular technology creates value for the related ecosystem in several ways — here are some examples: 

  • Users can easily locate and check for charger availability. This helps minimize “anxiety of range” that might otherwise hamper the adoption of electric vehicles.   
  • Users can enjoy an optimized price point, as cellular connectivity allows charging to be scheduled when electricity price is low.   
  • Charge point operators can remotely monitor, update, and configure the charging stations, decreasing the need for on-site maintenance.  

Home security systems

Home security systems often rely on dual path communications using both fixed and cellular connections or only cellular connectivity. Using cellular connectivity makes these systems even safer and more reliable. Cellular connectivity also makes it possible to have security systems at remote locations 

smart house with IoT solar panels