The number of M2M cards in the Kyivstar network has grown to 1.5 million
The demand for M2M (Machine-to-Machine) connections from business customers Kyivstar is growing steadily. So, in 2016, in the Kyivstar network, there were 1 million cards for machine-to-machine communication, in the 3rd quarter 2018 – 1.4 million, and in February 2019 the number of cards reached 1.5 million.
«For technologies that automatiseret business processes and thereby facilitate the work of man, a great future, but for Kyivstar participation in technology development is part of business strategy. — says Eugene Cregan, Director of business development in the corporate market Kyivstar. Today with the help of M2M sim cards, you can remotely control the movement of equipment and the use of fuel to obtain data from various sensors and monitor the readings. Additional plus, which gives customers Kyivstar is the use of a universal platform to manage M2M, which allows users to customize rules with existing maps».
What industries are using M2M connection?
90% of connections is a B2B-customers, part of which uses M2M to automate and control their business. For example, in the POS-terminals or power meters. The other part of the customers on the basis of M2M connections are creating their products: automotive and home alarms, fire safety systems; in agriculture – sensors for determining the temperature regime and soil moisture and so on.
Actively growing demand for M2M among private users. Usually people connect M2M SIM cards to protect their property in Smart Home systems, to operate sensors and trackers, navigation devices and car alarms.
Top 5 sectors among users of M2M technology in the Kyivstar network
For several years the greatest demand for M2M connectivity among business customers Kyivstar enjoy the security and financial industry. Doubled the number of M2M cards from businesses that provide various services to the population, for example, the tracking system for vehicles and utilities and sensors reading from the meters for heat, water and electricity. Retail and energy is divided between the fourth and fifth places.
M2M is a technology with which a variety of sensors and equipment are communicating. This allows you to automate most of the technological and business processes and thereby reduce costs.