Section A – Connecting over the mobile network

This section of topics unpacks the first part of the data journey between a device and the customer network.

For an overview on Connectivity, see Eseye connectivity overview.

About the AnyNet solution

The AnyNet solution provides access to mobile networks across the world. Devices connect on whichever mobile network provides the best connectivity for their location and requirements. The AnyNet Connectivity Management Platform (CMP) can use steering of roaming and IMSI switching to connect to different mobile networks in order to maintain optimum connectivity between a device and the customer network.

The AnyNet solution provides cellular connectivity in the following countries:

Americas Europe Africa Asia Middle East Oceania
Anguilla Mexico Albania Kosovo Algeria Mauritius Azerbaijan Bahrain Australia
Antigua and Barbuda Montserrat Andorra Latvia Angola Morocco Bangladesh Iraq New Zealand
Argentina Nicaragua Armenia Liechtenstein Benin Mozambique Cambodia Islamic Republic of Iran  
Aruba Panama Austria Lithuania Botswana Namibia China Israel  
Bahamas Paraguay Belarus Luxembourg Burkina Faso Niger Hong Kong Jordan  
Barbados Peru Belgium Malta Burundi Nigeria India Kuwait  
Belize Plurinational State of Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Monaco Cameroon Réunion Japan Lebanon  
Brazil Puerto Rico Bulgaria Montenegro Cape Verde Rwanda Lao People's Democratic Republic Oman  
Canada Saint Kitts and Nevis Croatia Netherlands Central African Republic Senegal Macao Qatar  
Cayman Islands Saint Lucia Cyprus Norway Chad Sierra Leone Malaysia Saudi Arabia  
Chile Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Czech Republic Poland Congo South Africa Nepal United Arab Emirates  
Colombia Suriname Denmark Portugal Côte D'Ivoire South Sudan Pakistan Yemen  
Costa Rica Trinidad and Tobago Estonia Republic of Moldova Democratic Republic of the Congo State of Libya Palestine    
Curaçao Turks and Caicos Islands Faroe Islands Romania Egypt Swaziland Republic of Korea    
Dominican Republic United States Finland Russian Federation Ethiopia Togo Sri Lanka    
Ecuador Uruguay France Serbia Gabon Tunisia Taiwan    
El Salvador Venezuela Georgia Slovakia Gambia Uganda Türkiye    
French Guiana Virgin Islands (U.S.) Germany Slovenia Ghana United Republic of Tanzania Uzbekistan    
Grenada   Gibraltar Spain Guinea Zambia Vietnam    
Guadeloupe   Greece Sweden Kenya Zimbabwe      
Guatemala   Greenland Switzerland Lesotho        
Guyana   Hungary Republic of North Macedonia Madagascar        
Honduras   Iceland Ukraine Malawi        
Jamaica   Ireland United Kingdom Mali        
Martinique   Italy   Mauritania        

Understanding data movement

Data needs a direction of flow, and as such it needs to know where it has come from (the source) and where it is going to (the destination). Direction of flow is determined on a device level (for example, the device needs to know which mobile network it can connect to) and network level (for example, the mobile network needs to know which TCP/IP network to connect with).

Configuring a device for the mobile network

Configuring a device to access the correct network

Before an IoT device can send data, it must first get permission to use a mobile network.

All SIMs contain unique numbers that the network uses to identify the SIM, the subscriber, and the home network. The modem also contains a unique identifier.

Every customer device must also contain the Eseye network Access Point Name (APN) details. The APN that the customer must use is detailed in the customer contract. For more information, see Current AnyNet APN list.

When the device requests to connect to a mobile network, the network operator uses the SIM and device unique identifiers, as well as the APN details, to authenticate the device via a Packet Gateway (PGW).

For the sake of simplicity, the image below depicts the Packet Gateway (PGW) between the Eseye and MNO networks. However, the PGW will actually exist within either network, depending on the agreed configuration between Eseye and the MNO.

The current IMSI determines which mobile network the device uses. This means that data sent from a device may ingress the Eseye network at different PoPs, depending on the current IMSI (and therefore the MNO). For more information, see About Eseye PoPs.

If the device is roaming, the data will ingress the Eseye network using the home mobile network. For more information, see Understanding roaming.