Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Brazilian MVNO picks Telit for IoT users

Steve Rogerson
June 19, 2018
 
Mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Porto Seguro Conecta has begun offering Telit's SimWise to its IoT customers across Brazil in verticals including agrobusiness, fleet management and utilities.
 
With SimWise, Porto Seguro Conecta customers can create lower cost IoT devices, and provision and maintain them remotely without costly truck rolls.
 
Telit’s SimWise replaces the traditional SIM card and tray with a module-embedded SIM technology. This architecture reduces the cost of manufacturing and owning connected products, major benefits in the highly cost-sensitive IoT market.
 
"With over 700,000 connected devices across Brazil, Porto Seguro Conecta was looking for a local partner in the Brazilian IoT market, Telit was a natural choice," said Mario Calcagnini, Telit Latam IoT director. "This partnership is the latest example of how Telit is a global company with a local footprint."
 
Jeferson Baggio, Porto Seguro Conecta head of sales, added: "Telit's SimWise gives fleet owners, agricultural companies and other businesses unprecedented flexibility and savings. We're excited to offer this industry-first technology, which will revolutionise the Brazilian IoT market by slashing the hardware and operational costs that make traditional SIM designs a major barrier to deployment."
 
Launched in August 2013, Porto Seguro Conecta was the first MVNO to operate in Brazil. With operations in the regions of Santos, Campinas, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Vale do Paraíba, it has 550,000 active lines, including the company's corporate mobile phones and M2M connections, used in residential alarms and trackers.
 
The MVNO model allows Porto Seguro to operate in the mobile telephony segment using the telecommunications infrastructure of a traditional mobile phone operator, offering the service through its own channels of customer service, commercial and marketing staff.