A typical IoT delivery and deployment is a mix between IT hardware solutions and Telco services like connectivity and additional services. It can be a bit delicate to take the right steps towards success and launch a fully functional and secure IoT solution.
In my last blog post, “How to Buy IoT” you can find a lot of tips to keep in mind when you plan for the perfect IoT deployment. In this post, I will outline out some ideas for you to use, learn from, or just get inspired.
Background about the example is as follows:
A leading car brand with numerous resellers present in Sweden will offer local EV charging in 100+ locations. The resellers will pay for the service installed by the car brand vendor and cannot open up the local network for connectivity purposes due to security reasons. The car vendor has minimal resources to handle a project like this, which is why installation, projecting, and fulfillment of the project is done by a third-party Facility Management expert. The car vendor is an existing customer to Tele2 today. How can this be done most effectively?
- 100 different geographical locations or cities
- EV Charging stations, all charging hardware in place and 24/7 functionality needed
- Short project time, meaning should be up and running yesterday
- Ordering company is a global leading car vendor to offer EV charging to local car dealers
- The installer is a leading company in PropTech (Property Technology) and facility management covering the Nordics
- Tele2 IoT is the connectivity provider and the orchestrator
This image illustrates the complexity in a secure deployment and some of the challenges you might face: