How JT can give your Smart City an edge in IoT

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JT has been keeping its customers connected for over 120 years with a reliable, flexible, and easy to use service; even now we are leading telecom industry forward by adapting to the latest trends in technology, including Smart Cities and IoT.

Through our experience with connected cities and the rest of the IoT industry, we know that one of the biggest challenges at-scale projects face is connectivity. Often, connectivity is costly, consumes a lot of power, and doesn’t scale well with your project. Not to mention that some networks aren't able to offer dependable connectivity on a global scale.

It may seem like your Smart City concept is stuck on the ground with most of today's connectivity solutions. However, we have designed new connectivity options to meet the unique needs of IoT and Smart Cities.

These new networks — like NB-IoT and LTE-M — provide a reliable signal at a broad range; while also keeping power consumption and data usage to a minimum, the ideal solution for connecting your city and start taking control of your assets.

How JT helps the telecom industry change

The telecom industry relies on the assets they have been investing and deploying for years. This  means it takes them a long time to adopt new technologies. So even as these new connectivity solutions are becoming available, too few providers are offering them. And those that are offering new solutions are doing so with the same practices they used in traditional connectivity, which don't always suit the unique needs of Smart Cities.

Fortunately, companies like JT are working to change this.

One of the ways that we're doing this is by embracing new methods of connectivity that make sense for modern applications. This includes offering unique services like the JT Nomad platform or leveraging on our forward-thinking security features that combat fraud using modern technology. 

JT can help reduce costs spent on city lighting (which accounts for the vast majority of most city's budgets) using IoT technology; improve emergency response times through smart monitoring or provide citizens with a real-time map of parking availability.

The JT Nomad platformJT Nomad Connectivity Management  Platform

One of the most impactful ways that JT can streamline your Smart City's connectivity is through the JT Nomad platform. The Nomad platform is a connectivity management system that unifies all devices within your M2M network, giving you a quick and easy way to manage your city's needs.

The core feature of the Nomad platform involves being able to customise and build your IoT service, oversee connectivity, check provisioning, monitor your devices' statuses, and perform remote diagnosis. All of which can be done from the comfort of your computer, so you'll never have to travel to devices within your network unnecessarily.

In addition, JT's Nomad software gives you access to rich analytics like in-depth KPI and device-level reporting through a live dashboard. The platform makes it easy to manage things like SIM inventory and device security; your financial information is available through Nomad as well, making it a one-stop destination for all your connectivity needs.


Why Partner With JT?

Why choose JT as your IoT Connectivity Provider


Non-steered open roaming

Our IoT and Smart City SIMs have non-steered open roaming. What does this mean exactly? Well, open roaming means that your devices will be able to connect to any network; they'll be connected even if they're out of range of our networks, and non-steered means that they won't prefer JT networks over others, so if there's a stronger connection in your device's location, it'll join that network.

Tier 1 carrier

JT is a Tier 1 network carrier. This means that we have complete control over our network, without having to rely on any other services. This allows us to offer you the best rates and the highest level of security.

Contract flexibility

One of the more harmful practices of traditional connectivity, in some Smart City connectivity services, is rigid contracts. We realise that no two Smart Cities are alike and therefore need their own, unique contract specifications. Our contracts are customer-friendly and intended to work for you.


JT's connectivity solutions are scalable. This is extremely important in the Smart City industry for several reasons. For one thing, a Smart City will inevitably become more and more integrated with the online world as time goes on; for another, cities grow. So, your connectivity should too.


JT has lasted in the telecom industry for over a century because: we're a globally trusted provider. JT will make sure that your city stays connected in the most efficient, secure, and reliable way possible.


Entering the Smart City market can be overwhelming, especially since it's so new. But you don't have to do it alone. JT has been working within the IoT and Smart City industry and can bring our unique expertise with connectivity to your Smart City. Get in touch today to find out how our IoT solutions - like Nomad - can help you get your Smart City project off the ground, seamlessly.

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