Truphone has launched an Internet of Things (IoT) SIM card that switches rapidly between mobile networks in different countries.
Called the FastSIM, Truphone explained that it can be deployed in a range of cars, wearables or devices which may cross country borders. The SIM automatically localises to the country that it is in, using Truphone’s global mobile network to do so.
The company’s chief sales and marketing officer Alan Banks has previously said that adapting mobile devices to local markets is taking over the mobile space. He explained that Truphone’s global mobile network makes it well placed to target local markets, with the business undergoing a restructure at the beginning of 2016 to maximise growth.
He said at the time: ‘Truphone has invested heavily in its service offering to its customers as well as its company structure. In an industry dominated by localisation, Truphone, as the first global mobile network, is now in the perfect place to becoming a dominant player in the field.’
The FastSIM will be integrated with a cloud based M2M platform so all its services can be managed from one central point. Truphone acquired the platform from CoSwitched, when it took over the company at the close of last year.
James Tagg, Truphone’s founder and chief innovation officer, said: ‘We are extremely excited to announce our ability to manage SIMs for growing IoT ecosystems. FastSIM leverages all the benefits of Truphone's global mobile network, while providing a seamless service experience.’