What is Airtel IoT?
At Airtel, we aim to simplify your IoT journey. Airtel IoT is an integrated platform that offers end-to-end solutions that are powered by a variety of connectivity technologies that suit your business need. With a long-standing legacy of delivering customer satisfaction, we assure you of a smooth IoT journey, transforming your business for delivering immediate benefits and setting you up for future success.
Leading companies are leveraging Airtel IoT Sim Connectivity Services
Here’s what our customers have to say
The Airtel IoT platform gives us complete control over the SIM activation/deactivation, which not only helps us scale up or scale down the project on a real time basis, but also helps us regulate across OpEx costs very beautifully. With the help of Airtel, leveraging their own experience and the kind of support we are receiving, we believe we can move forward at a very good pace. view more
MD, Avon Meters
With the kind of agility, Airtel brings, collaborating with Airtel IoT was our obvious choice. Revolt is in the business of electric bikes which is hugely dependent on IoT connectivity and Airtel IoT was one of the biggest names that we were looking at. With Airtel IoT, today we are able to enable next level – automation in all our bikes and make the experience for our end-users, a pleasant one. view more
Chief Information Officer, Revolt Motors
The PhonePe POS device is unique to India’s digital payments ecosystem. Reliable connectivity is crucial in our business. Poor network connectivity causes delays and errors on transactions, increases data loss and customer info leakage. We needed an IoT solution provider who could assure us the reliability of the network and security of our customers data. Airtel IoT provided us with an integrated solutions that offered us security at network and platform layer. Moreover managing these devices in the field was also a growing issue for us. Airtel IoT enabled us to manage all the inventory through a single, easy-to-use platform. Airtel IoT has truly helped us in streamlining our business operations and improve our customer experience. view more
Head Offline Business
Airtel with its IoT offerings, was the only solution provider that could provide reliable connectivity anywhere in the country. With Airtel IoT Hub, we can easily manage the entire lifecycle of our SIMs right from SIM activation, checking data usage , online KYC management, billing and payment & deactivation of SIM card. Most important, Airtel IoT provided us a private secure access to IoT connectivity which gave us peace of mind over the security of our data and transactions which is extremely critical in the financial services space. With a solution that was customized for us by Airtel IoT experts, we were confident that we met all the regulatory norms set by the DoT. view more
Chief Experience Officer
The Paytm All-in-One POS is a complete payment & billing solution, designed to empower MSMEs as well as large businesses. We are enabling our merchant partners to accept all digital payments options including Paytm UPI, Paytm Wallet and cards. We have incorporated the latest technology in PoS connectivity that offers seamless payments experience. We have partnered with Airtel for IoT solutions that offer network reliability and complete security. On the back of a flexible API, it enables us to manage all the inventory through a single, easy-to-use platform and helps our field agents to remotely activate a SIM through their mobile application. view more
Sr. Vice President, Business
With the help of Airtel IoT, we have been able to provide the customers with India’s first internet car having i-SMART technology and 60+ connected car features. Airtel IoT allows us to access real-time infotainment and telematics.The partnership seeks to provide best-in-class connected car technology to our customers. view more
President and MD, MG Motor India
At BSES, our vision is to be amongst the most admired and the most trusted integrated utility companies in the world. We needed a partner with strong capabilities and deep expertise in the space of IoT and smart utilities and Airtel ticked all the boxes for us. Airtel provided us a wide range of connectivity technologies ranging from cellular to data. With the Airtel IoT hub, it will be extremely easy to monitor customers’ usage of energy in near real-time, helping to balance supply and demand and optimising costs. The best part of Airtel’s IoT solution is the inbuilt catalogue of the APIs that makes integration with our own applications easier. view more
When we started on Kent Cameye project we were looking for provider which could provide us with secured and seamless connectivity. We figured out that Airtel was one of the premium partners premium service provider which could provide connectivity across India with high speed internet as well as secured connection. Airtel’s IoT platform has flexible API’s which we could integrate in our CRM providing some seamless connectivity and integration for our customers. view more
With 15K+ clients, serving 2000+ domestic locations, and 600K+ fleet size, Blackbuck is India’s largest trucking Platform. When we started our Telematics business, after evaluating several other companies, we settled on Airtel IoT. We were very impressed with Airtel IoT solution and all the unique features - especially the deep analytics their platform provided and other features like the option to activate/deactivate from the portal itself. view more
Category manager, Zinka logistics
Our business relies on a wide range of connectivity technologies along with GPS, RFID systems, sensors and scanners to keep the supply chain connected. With Airtel IoT we have been able to deliver around 50K connected assets seamlessly and efficiently. With Airtel IoT hub, managing this connected ecosystem is possible at a click of a button. We can track all our connections and optimize the operational activities like managing SIMs, SIM activation, status report, inventory, billing, and service support. It has also helped us solve our billing issues and human dependency to a very large extent. The solution was also compliant as per DOT regulations. view more
Lyra has pioneered payment solution engineering with help of Airtel IoT solutions to create value amongst its BFSI and other customer bases. The core of our offerings is to have reliable IoT connectivity for our products installed in remote areas and Airtel is our key partner who has provided us a wide network coverage even in the remotest part of the country. With the combination of Lyra's and Airtel’s IoT solutions, we can remotely monitor POS and cater to on-demand POS transactions during peak season time and primarily during the lockdown, when the country had gone in cashless mode of transactions. The integration with Lyra's business applications has always been effortless, easy and functionalities like connectivity management, device management, reporting besides other capabilities help us optimize the cost of operations. view more
CEO & MD
At LocoNav, we aim at providing a transparent, authentic and reliable means for you to stay updated with your fleet operations anytime, anywhere. To fulfil this objective, we rely heavily on IoT solutions that are powered by a robust network. And our alliance with Airtel IoT in our products allows to offer cutting-edge and trend-setting solutions to our customers. Airtel IoT Connect gives us flexibility by providing a wide range of technologies ranging from 2G, 4G to NB IoT to connect devices anywhere with a purpose built IoT network. With Airtel IoT Hub we are able to seamlessly manage thousands of devices using their flexible APIs. With their IoT messaging center, we are able to remotely activate, de-activate and change device configuration remotely using SMS’s. This has helped us to do configurations first time right, and also drastically cut down on the time taken to manually configure devices in the field. view more
What sets us apart
Range of connectivity technologies coupled with eSIM to meet todays and future needs-5G, 4G, NB-IoT, 2G, and Satellite
Telco grade security for your IoT data with a dedicated private network
Flexible IoT platform with easy-to-use APIs for seamless integration into your business applications
16 Mn+IoT Devices
40 K+New Onboarding Per Day
9.9 Lakh2G and 4G sites
eSIMTechnology for network flexibility
12 Mn+IoT Devices
40 K+New Onboarding Per Day
9.9 Lakh2G and 4G sites
eSIMTechnology for network flexibility
Our asset tracking solution enables 360-degree visibility of your assets, provide actionable insights into asset health and performance and ensure the overall
Our vehicle telematics offering is an end-to-end solution comprising of 4G/2G connectivity technology, telematics hardware & advanced analytics SAAS
Industrial Asset monitoring
Our Industrial Asset monitoring solutions deliver critical visibility into any equipment with our highly configurable edge gateway device. You can now
Our Smart Metering solution includes a comprehensive suite of capabilities which help to digitize the order to cash cycle for utility companies. It includes features like
Industries we cater to
Build the future of connected mobility
We’re designing and delivering products for vehicle theft prevention and recovery, comprehensive road safety, driving behaviour, vehicle monitoring, usage optimisation, digital insurance, remote maintenance and operations transformation.
Build a smarter grid
Our solutions are enabling energy and utilities companies to offer innovative products that help them to reduce waste generation, improve supply efficiency, optimize power consumption by customers, streamline operations, achieve customer satisfaction and open up new business opportunities.
Manage your fleet
Airtel IoT offers end-to-end solutions that automate visibility of assets and vehicle distribution and provide real-time alerts and analytics to ensure freight safety and security throughout its journey. Cost optimization and efficiency increase are other crucial benefits of Airtel IoT.
Power your innovation
Our solutions include usage-based insurance and fleet and asset tracking. We have helped several POS device makers in optimizing their costs and extend the reach of their solutions to remotest parts of the country.
Optimise your operations
With efficient, cost-effective and automated information gathering capabilities, our solutions are transforming the entire manufacturing process. We’re at the forefront of enabling manufacturers in setting up of their smart factories.
Manage your connected devices easily with Airtel IoT Hub
Integrate any application in minutes with our secure & intuitive APIs
- Highly secure authentication mechanism
- Exhaustive set of APIs of all the functionalities, free of cost
- Comprehensive documentation including sample requests
- API monitoring tools for efficient load management
- Expert team always at hand to help you with integration & support
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FAQs on IoT SIM connectivity
What is Airtel IoT SIM Connection solution?
What is an IoT SIM Card?
How does an IoT SIM Card work?
What is the difference between an IoT SIM and a regular SIM card?
How do I activate an IoT SIM card?
What types of IoT devices are compatible with Airtel IoT SIM connectivity?
What are the benefits of Airtel IoT SIM connectivity services?
What is the lifespan or validity period of an Airtel IoT SIM card?
Can I manage and monitor IoT SIM card usage and data consumption?
Can I transfer an IoT SIM card from one device to another?
How does the billing process work for IoT SIM cards?
What happens if my IoT device goes beyond its data limit on the SIM card?
How can I troubleshoot connectivity issues with IoT SIM cards?
Explore IoT SIM Connectivity Solution by Airtel Business
Are you ready to unlock the potential of IoT with Airtel's cutting-edge IoT SIM connectivity solution? In the rapidly evolving world of IoT, Airtel offers a comprehensive IoT SIM connectivity solution designed to empower your business with seamless connectivity.
Understand IoT SIM Card Usage in IoT Devices
Discover the inner workings of IoT SIM Cards and how they drive the functionality of your IoT devices.
IoT SIM cards work in IoT devices by providing them with the necessary connectivity to access the internet or a private network. An IoT SIM card is physically inserted into an IoT device, just like a regular SIM card in a mobile phone or tablet. IoT SIM cards come in various forms to fit different devices, such as standard SIM cards, micro SIM cards, nano SIM cards, and embedded SIMs (eSIMs).
Once the IoT device is powered on and connects to a cellular network, the IoT SIM card starts communicating with the network. The card's embedded information, such as the unique ICCID (Integrated Circuit Card Identifier) and other authentication keys, helps establish the device's identity.
The IoT SIM card registers the device on the network, allowing it to access network services. Once registered on the network, the IoT device can send and receive data. IoT SIM cards and networks support encryption to secure data transmission between the device and the network.
Data usage by the IoT device is tracked, and the associated costs are billed to the IoT SIM card's account. Also, IoT SIM cards come with remote management capabilities, allowing network operators (or device owners) to monitor and configure the SIM cards and devices remotely.
Key Features of Airtel IoT SIM Connectivity Services
Experience the future of IoT connectivity with Airtel's feature-rich IoT SIM Connectivity Services.
Prepared for the future
Our solution is designed to cater to both current and future connectivity requirements. We offer a diverse range of connectivity technologies, including eSIM support. We ensure that your IoT needs are met not only today but also in the years to come. Our connectivity options encompass 5G, 4G, 2G, NB-IoT, and even satellite connectivity. With this versatility, you can rest assured that your IoT devices will stay connected and perform optimally.
We prioritize the protection of your IoT data with a security framework that adheres to telco-grade standards. We go beyond standard security measures by providing you with a dedicated private network. We further safeguard your data against potential threats and ensure its integrity. Our robust security infrastructure shields your IoT ecosystem from vulnerabilities and ensures the confidentiality and availability of your data.
Adaptable and integration-ready
Our IoT platform is flexible enough to seamlessly integrate into your existing business applications. With user-friendly APIs, we simplify the process of connecting your IoT ecosystem to your core business systems. This adaptability empowers you to harness the full potential of IoT within your organization. You can seamlessly exchange data and insights across various departments. Whether it's enhancing your customer experience or streamlining decision-making, our platform ensures that IoT becomes an integrated part of your strategy.
Catering Business Needs with SIM Connectivity Solutions
Airtel understands your business needs and provides tailored SIM connectivity solutions to fuel your growth.
Track your assets in real time with Airtel's IoT SIM Cards, ensuring efficient management and security. Our asset tracking solution offers a complete view of your assets, delivering valuable insights into their condition and performance. We provide design and hardware deployment as well as full support in successful implementation.
Enhance your fleet management capabilities with Airtel's IoT SIM Connectivity for vehicle telematics. Our vehicle telematics solution is a comprehensive package that includes 4G/2G connectivity technology, telematics hardware, and an advanced analytics SaaS platform. We enable companies to enhance their fleet management by enabling speed monitoring and transmitting engine data.
Industrial Asset Monitoring
Monitor your industrial assets with precision using Airtel's IoT SIM connectivity. Our Industrial Asset Monitoring solutions offer essential insights into various types of equipment using our adaptable edge gateway device. With this solution, you can take a proactive approach to oversee and manage your industrial assets, such as generators, compressors, machinery, and manufacturing tools. It's a secure, flexible, and future-ready solution.
Efficiently manage energy consumption with Airtel's IoT SIM Cards for smart metering solutions. Our Smart Metering solution facilitates the digital transformation of the order-to-cash cycle for utility companies. It incorporates elements such as remote meter provisioning, automated tamper alerts, and remote disconnection. It provides seamless integration with your billing and CRM systems.
Various Industries Leveraging IoT SIM Card by Airtel
Explore how diverse industries harness the power of Airtel's IoT SIM Cards to drive innovation and efficiency.
Automobile: Shaping the next era in connected mobility
We're dedicated to revolutionizing connected mobility with a wide range of innovative solutions. By enhancing vehicle security, improving driving behavior, monitoring performance, and enabling remote maintenance, we're your partner in shaping the future of mobility. Our commitment to connectivity using cutting-edge IoT SIM technology ensures seamless and secure data exchange within the connected vehicle ecosystem.
Energy And Utilities: Empowering a more intelligent grid
We lead in empowering energy and utilities companies to transform their offerings. Our IoT solutions enable forward-looking products to enhance supply efficiency, optimize power consumption, streamline operations, and create new business opportunities. The core of this transformation is IoT SIM card technology, integral to our connectivity solutions.
Logistics: Efficient fleet management
Airtel IoT provides comprehensive solutions designed to streamline the management of your fleet. Our offerings automate asset visibility, optimize vehicle distribution, and deliver real-time alerts and analytics. We ensure the safety and security of your freight throughout its entire journey. At the heart of our fleet management solutions is the utilization of cutting-edge IoT SIM card technology, enabling seamless connectivity and data exchange.
Financial Services: Fueling your innovations
Our IoT solutions offer usage-based fleet tracking and asset tracking. We have a track record of optimizing costs and extending solutions to remote regions for POS device manufacturers. Our advanced IoT SIM card integration enables seamless connectivity and data exchange. This allows businesses to fully utilize their innovations, optimize costs, and expand reach to remote areas.
Manufacturing: Enhance your operational efficiency
Our solutions revolutionize manufacturing with efficient and automated data gathering. We lead in empowering manufacturers to establish smart factories. Key to this transformation is integrating cutting-edge IoT SIM cards for seamless data connectivity.
Airtel IoT SIM Card Connectivity Empowering Businesses Worldwide
Join businesses around the world that are thriving with Airtel's IoT SIM card connectivity solutions. We provide global connectivity to enable businesses to expand their IoT services globally. This allows companies to tap into new markets and customer bases. Airtel offers customized data plans that help optimize data usage and reduce operational costs. This is particularly valuable for large-scale global IoT deployments. Our IoT SIM cards collect vast amounts of data from connected devices. This data helps gain valuable insights, make informed decisions, improve processes, and innovate. We help businesses follow industry regulations by providing real-time data tracking and reporting.
Functionality of IoT SIM Technologies and Models
Delve into the intricacies of IoT SIM technologies and discover the ideal model for your specific needs. There are three distinct models of IoT SIM cards available:
Standard IoT SIMs:
These IoT SIM cards are tailored for IoT applications but maintain the basic structure of traditional SIM cards. They offer essential features required to keep IoT devices connected and manageable. These are well-suited for IoT devices operating in simpler and less challenging environments.
Industrial IoT SIMs:
These are engineered for resilience, designed to withstand harsh and extreme conditions. They exhibit resistance to both high and low temperatures. These are resistant to vibrations, corrosion, and other challenging environmental factors.
Automotive IoT SIMs:
These share similarities with industrial SIMs but are engineered for use in connected motor vehicles. These excel in extreme temperature conditions and remain steadfast during vibrations caused by moving vehicles.
Choosing the Applicable IoT SIM Card Form Factor
Airtel allows you to select the perfect IoT SIM Card form factor to suit your IoT device requirements.
Full-size SIM (1FF):
This SIM card form factor is the largest, akin to the size of a standard credit card. However, it is no longer widely used in modern devices.
The mini-SIM, measuring 25mm x 15mm x 0.76mm, serves as the industry standard SIM card size. It is commonly deployed in devices such as vehicles, vending machines, and payment terminals.
The micro-SIM finds its application in more compact and portable devices, such as tablets, GPS units, and mHealth devices.
The nano-SIM, about 40% smaller than the micro-SIM, is ideal for petite IoT devices. However, these SIM cards offer limited physical protection and are not recommended for use in harsh weather conditions.
Embedded SIM (MFF2) or eSIM:
eSIMs have gained immense popularity for IoT applications. These SIMs are directly soldered onto IoT devices, eliminating the need for physical installation. They boast compact dimensions, measuring only 6mm x 5mm x 1mm, and are renowned for their durability.
Why Choose Airtel IoT Connectivity Management Platform
Simplify your IoT business with greater control over your SIMs and network connections. With Airtel’s IoT connectivity management platform, you get:
Simplified management across the globe:
Gain instant insights into the utilization (domestic and global) of your SIM cards. Oversee your IoT devices through our user-friendly dashboard.
Dependable and secure network:
Our dedicated network is meticulously crafted to cater to the unique demands of IoT applications. We ensure steadfast reliability and fortified security measures to safeguard your business continuity.
Committed support from IoT specialists:
Our Center of Excellence offers round-the-clock support from seasoned IoT experts. They guide you through every step from initial setup to issue resolution. They ensure a swift and uncomplicated process for constructing your IoT solutions.
Reach out to us to uncover the advantages of Airtel's IoT Connectivity Management Platform and how it can elevate your IoT projects. At Airtel, we are committed to providing modern IoT connectivity solutions that drive your business forward. Explore our range of solutions, and choose Airtel as your trusted partner in IoT connectivity management.
For inquiries and how to get started, contact us today!