Younes Allaki is the chief technology officer of 1NCE, the provider of a revolutionary connectivity offering for IoT that enables IoT applications and services to access connectivity on a buy once, flat rate fee for ten years.
Here he talks to George Malim, the managing editor of IoT Now, about how connectivity for IoT needs to be simplified so the needs of IoT businesses can be supported effectively. His view is that learning what works and what doesn’t needs to happen quickly so ideas that don’t work can be discarded and organisations can have the freedom to fail because doing so is fast and cheap.
Having held senior management positions within the mobile and M2M/IoT markets, Allaki has a deep understanding of the challenges of providing cost effective mobile connectivity and the specific requirements of IoT applications. He has worked as project manager at Telefonica and Vodafone GmbH creating and implementing new MVNO products within the mobile discounter market in Germany.
Immediately before joining 1NCE, which launched at MobileWorldCongress this year, Allaki was vice president of M2M/IoT service development within the Group Innovation unit at Deutsche Telekom. In this role he was responsible for the plan, build and run of the M2M/IoT platform, addressing many IoT & Smart city verticals.
George Malim: IoT connectivity selection and operation has been made to appear complex as organisations look for the most suitable connectivity for their services. Are providers failing them in this when all customer organisations want is simplicity?
Younes Allaki: Simplicity is the key. IoT deployments encompass services in vastly different industries and address varying needs. Each deployment has its own specific set of requirements which necessitate different connectivity options, rarely is there a one-size fits all connectivity solution. Having worked for leading network providers as well as for new players in the connectivity market, I believe that both types of player have important attributes that are essential for serving the different customer needs within IoT.
At 1NCE we recognise that IoT solutions are different so we focus on keeping connectivity simple. To achieve this we have standardised the connectivity building block as much as possible in order to simplify integration of connectivity. In addition, we’re independent – we don’t carry a vendor’s tray but clearly focus on the core customer needs of connecting everything everywhere at any time and at a reasonable cost. By offering this no-frills product at a fair price with an innovative pricing model across Europe backed by our agile methodology, our lean organisation and flexible platform we’re truly meeting customers’ requirements.
GM: A lot of telecoms industry discussion centres on 5G for IoT but most use cases only require low bandwidth connections so should more technical focus be devoted to addressing these needs?
YA: Telcos and the telco industry traditionally expend remarkable effort to introduce next generation networks to serve the next generation of applications. There is no question that this is essential for driving innovation. Equally important in my view is the capability to offer existing connectivity technology as commodity services to accelerate […]
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