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Introduction

One of the biggest challenges facing regulators regarding the rise of machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) devices is deciding how best to handle permanent roaming.

Highlights

  • While roaming for person-to-person communication is beginning to be targeted by regulation, these rules often aim to prevent permanent roaming. However, the IoT sector will need a completely different regulatory approach to support its growth, and until now it has been left out of any explicit regulation.

Features and Benefits

  • Understand various regulators' positions on permanent roaming of M2M and IoT devices.
  • Identifies the key permanent roaming solutions under discussion.

Key questions answered

  • How is permanent roaming of machines being tackled around the world?
  • What are the key elements that regulators need to consider when regulating permanent roaming?

Table of contents

Summary

  • In brief
  • Ovum view

Overview

  • Permanent roaming solutions under discussion

Regulatory positions on permanent roaming

  • EU roaming regulations do not explicitly differentiate between person-to-person and M2M communications
  • Brazil and Singapore have chosen to prohibit permanent roaming of IoT and M2M devices
  • Despite regulator reservations, the Indian government does not permit the use of foreign SIMs in devices used in India
  • The Colombian regulator encourages regional bodies to set international M2M roaming regulations to provide consistency
  • The Italian regulator advocates adopting a global SIM approach

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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