5 Quick and Simple Steps to Launch Your IoT Devices and Modules

Certifying your devices and modules should be quick, simple and straightforward. But often, it evolves into a long, complicated and expensive process that can deter businesses from proceeding. Choosing the right partner who can make the process simpler and even free can make the difference between success or failure of an IoT product.


When it’s time to certify your device, explore how your mobile partner can help you deploy and scale new products quickly.

Five Simple Steps to Bring your IoT Device to Market

1. Know what your IoT device can do

IoT hardware encompasses a wide range of devices such as routers, gateways and sensors. To successfully go to market, it’s important to understand:

  • What functionality does the device have or you want it to have?
  • What methods of reporting will it provide?
  • What technology will it utilize (LTE, LTE-M, NBIoT)?

2. Know where you want or need your device to work

Smart, IoT connected devices can be deployed in vehicles, homes, offices, factories and cities, including harsh environments. To ensure successful deployment of your product, consider the challenges you may need to overcome given the location of the device, including:

  • Harsh environments
  • Within buildings or out in the open
  • Mobile or stationary locations

3. Determine your target audience for the device

Successful IoT commercialization is founded on a thorough understanding of consumers' needs. Targeting your audience begins with determining which consumers are most likely to benefit from your product. They can be ranked depending on:

  • Market population segment, such as elderly, school age, business professional
  • Specific vertical markets (oil and gas, manufacturing, education, healthcare, etc.)
  • Niche market (pet collars, tracking devices)

4. Integrate your device with a network operator (certification)

Companies that choose an experienced mobile network operator to connect their devices to the internet will have the best shot at successfully bringing their product to market. When choosing a partner:

  • Engage with a mobile operator, either via their webpage or email.
  • Perform device testing with the mobile operator SIM cards.
  • Work with mobile operator to resolve any issues.

5. Commercialize your product

You’re so close now. Some final housekeeping steps to look for to complete your product roll out:

  • Receive approved certification certificate from mobile operator.
  • Work through channel engagements with mobile operator.
  • Roll out go-to-market strategy.

The Right Mobile Network Operator to Quickly Certify Your IoT Devices

Unlike other carriers that may charge from $15K up to $50K or take as many as 6 months to complete the process, UScellularTM offers device certification for free, in as few as 35 days.

We help you deploy new products quickly and scale to the next level with dedicated customer service backed by a nationwide dedicated IoT network. UScellular has:

  • A dedicated IoT team to walk you through the process
  • Extensive device engineering knowledge of the IoT ecosystem
  • An easy and quick test plan – takes 15 minutes to complete with our SIM cards
  • Expertise to take on the majority of the testing and heavy lifting for certification

Accelerate your speed to market with a single partner who gives you control. Deploy nationally on a single UScellular SIM and easily manage connectivity in real time.

Get started by downloading our Certification Documents. Then contact your local IoT business expert at 866-616-5587 or visit Device Certification.

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