GTT’s Transatel Rolls Out 5G IoT Service in US

Transatel, a subsidiary of NTT, has deployed a 5G IoT solution for the industrial, IT and automotive sectors in the United States. The solution already is available in Belgium, France and Japan, and it will be extended to other countries in the coming months.

The mobile broadband continuity of service has proven to be critical for many industries, as IIoT applications process a growing volume of data. Public 5G service will be available through Transatel’s global cellular IoT connectivity platform.

“The Transatel SIM is already an integral part of the NTT Ltd enterprise-focused Private 5G solution, giving NTT P5G customers the benefit of having a single SIM serving both their private network needs while also enabling global roaming for enterprises requiring this feature beyond factories and campuses,” said Shahid Ahmed, NTT Ltd. EVP New Ventures and Innovation.

The announcement of Transatel’s 5G offer enhances the NTT P5G offering by allowing continuous 5G coverage between private and public networks. In the past only 4G public coverage was available, limiting the potential business benefit and use case development. ”

Field operations and distributed workforces will be the first to benefit from 5G broadband connectivity. SIM and eSIM-compatible PCs, tablets and enterprise routers will support data-intensive applications with unprecedented reliability and fluidity.

“5G is a revolution for the IT industry as it offers significantly superior performances, security and user experience compared to WIFI. Very soon, most PCs and tablets sold on the market will be 5G ready, with cellular connectivity modules embedded,” predicts Jacques Bonifay, who has been supporting leading always-connected PC manufacturers in this transformation for years.

Industrial IoT and M2M use cases are good candidates for 5G. Edge computing and artificial intelligence-based applications such as Video Content Analysis (VCA), push-to-talk, as well as autonomous robots and vehicles require volumes of data. The higher bandwidth and lower latency of public and private 5G connectivity address these challenges while offering manufacturers transformation and innovation opportunities.