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Opportunities in Transport and Logistics

Posted by Cherie Howlett on 09-Nov-2022 14:41:38

High Demand

Demand for reliable mobile data to track the location of lorries, buses, coaches, taxis, delivery vans and hire cars is growing, as is the tracking of assets. Smart transport networks offer significant benefits to passengers, operators and local authorities, enabling urban services to become more efficient, effective and safe. Customers want to be able to track the progress of their deliveries and car hire companies need to track the location of their vehicles, as well as monitor the safety of the drivers.


There are many end-to-end solutions available to the transport industry, involving 4G routers and cameras. Trams, buses and trains are tracked, and arrival times are accurately estimated and advertised, factoring in potential delays. These devices need 4G data SIMs, often with a fixed IP or delivered via a secure Private APN.



MSPs and resellers need a wholesale supplier with a wide range of connectivity options from single to multi-network to Fixed IP to meet the evolving needs of the sector. Many MSPs have strong relationships in this sector and understand the challenges faced and the solutions required. End-users need continuous connectivity and control over their data usage to avoid data overage charges. Jola’s MSPs can manage global SIM estates in Mobile Manager providing end-users with real-time data usage, alerts bolt-ons and data pools to monitor usage and avoid bill shock.

Challenges and solutions

Without the involvement of an intelligent aggregator, Service providers face a few challenges with 4G. Firstly, some networks are stronger than others in specific locations requiring relationships with multiple network providers. Secondly, they have no way of tracking data usage and if devices use more than their allocated monthly allowance, they get high data overage charges. Thirdly, they need a secure channel for transmitting financial data. Cost-effective multi-network SIMs are available along with an online ordering and management portal, which tracks data usage and allows resellers to set up usage alerts, and back-date bolt-ons. Data pools, allow data to be shared across multiple SIMs and buffer pools negate high data overage charges completely. Private APN networks offer increased levels of security, allowing encrypted data to travel across a private mobile network.


Typically, MSPs have partnered with the mobile carriers directly for SIMs, however many have struggled with a lack of flexibility and control. Jola’s multi-network SIMs connect to the strongest available signal and retain connectivity when multiple carrier networks fail. Using Mobile Manager, partners are able to order new SIMs and pools from a single supplier, add SIMs to pools, set up alerts and monitor the pool. If any site fails, they have the data pool to draw from.

Working with Jola, resellers can compete with the end user prices of the MNOs, offer a lot more flexibility and control and eliminated overage charges. There is only one supplier to contract with and a single portal for ordering and management of the entire SIM estate.

Jola is an award-winning, channel-only supplier of business communications, specialising in mobile data SIMs. We are a global eSIM MVNO, providing innovative IoT and mobile data solutions to MSPs, ISPs, IT Support companies and Telecommunications Resellers.

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Topics: IoT, M2M

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