Global connectivity is essential for a successful IoT rollout — you don’t want to ship 10,000 smart fridges to Canada, only for the network to fail. In regions with open roaming, this isn’t a problem. But for many other markets, like Canada, it’s a growing concern.
In Canada, non-local providers are unable to access permanent roaming by law. In order to deploy your IoT devices locally in the country, you need an innovative way to switch your SIMs from one network to another.
IoT businesses could partner with big globally available operators. Such MNOs have bases in Canada and can use their local networks to get around non-local restrictions.
However, there is a risk of getting locked in with these operators. The contracts can be costly and inflexible; businesses may also be forced into buying more services than they need, and if a more affordable, local solution becomes available further down the line, you could have a hard time getting out.
JT on the other hand offers a very different approach to connecting your devices in Canada.