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2G to 4G Is Critical For Us
Cellular networks are preparing to shut down their 2G connectivity and this is, in our opinion, the most important catalyst from Direct Communication Solutions (US: DCSX), which offers 4G carrier approved devices!
The entire landscape of cellular connectivity is changing, as we speak.
Businesses, which operate their wireless 2G devices on legacy networks, which are the older ones, face the question of when their fleets of connected trucks and IoT devices will essentially expire.
Old 2G/3G infrastructure must make way for new networks and this means older devices will become obsolete and must be retired!
It’s already happening! Large carriers are shutting down 2G service:
- AT&T stopped servicing their 2G networks in 2016
- T-Mobile will start sunsetting their 2G network this year
- Verizon will stop to service their 2G networkthis year
The problem for these businesses is that 2G networks will perform in sub-optimal conditions well before these large carriers officially shut the network down and move the spectrum to their 4G LTE network to increase capacity.
DCS (US: DCSX) announced that the company’s MiFleet + Vision has been approved for use on UScellular’s 4G-LTE network!
The launch of MiFleet + Vision will allow small, medium and enterprise businesses to efficiently operate and protect their vehicles and drivers by providing real-time video within the MiFleet platform!
Combining robust fleet management and real-time video allows fleet managers to take advantage of multiple points of vehicle and driver behavior!
MiFleet + Vision allows fleet managers to coach and train drivers based on key performance indicators (KPIs), in addition to providing video intelligence in the event of an accident or potential litigation from an incident! By leveraging the latest 4G cellular technology, users can take advantage of data speeds that are consistent with what consumers expect from their smart phones.
Now, check this out, because this is coming straight from the horse’s mouth: “MiFleet + Vision is a great addition to our portfolio of fleet management solutions we can offer our business customers,” Kimberly Green-Kerr, senior vice president of enterprise sales and operations at UScellular.
According to industry estimates, 4G will maintain its network over the next decade, until 5G or newer technology will become popular and affordable, so this is literally a once-in-a-decade transition and Direct Communication Solutions (US: DCSX) has a market cap of USD$23M, when its annual revenues for 2021 are on a run-rate to exceed that, if this latest USD$6.88M order is any indication!
Conduct your due diligence on this company’s business model, from its MiSensors to its MiFleet and look into Chris Bursey, because we believe that this situation with 2G is relevant in the near future!
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Largest Order In Company History
Version updates are one of the most ingenious ways of “forcing” your customers to keep purchasing new products from your company. Apple Inc. is a clear example of this; every couple of years, they issue a new version of their iPhone, on top of the fact that the infrastructure that their phones operate on, what we call 2G, 3G, 4G and soon 5G, virtually guarantee that billions of users will need to update their gadgets in order to keep up with the times.
Apple Inc. has obviously mastered this strategy and it has helped it become the most valuable business ever to exist.
This company has a few things going for it, which you should be aware of.
The big cellular providers, such as AT&T, U.S. Cellular, T-Mobile, Verizon and others, are moving towards a technology sunset on their legacy 2G networks. This sunset will affect all 2G devices still deployed on their respective networks and force a hardware transition to the latest 4G technologies. This will force companies to upgrade their current 2G devices, at a significant cost and resource investment. DCS is uniquely positioned to assist their customers through the complexities associated with this technology transition.
Chris Bursey, founder and CEO owns 34% of the company’s fully-diluted shares and along with other members of the management team, hold a combined majority of the fully-diluted outstanding shares.
According to management, companies that rely on older 2G cellular devices will be directly affected by this shut-down. Businesses are reliant on the data they receive from these devices and migrating to 4G technology devices will ensure they can continue to operate their business efficiently.
This is what we term as “Forced Demand.”
Here are two reasons for why we are bullish on (US: DCSX):
- Direct Communication Services Inc. has received a purchasing commitment from one of its long-time clients. The purchase order represents $6.88-million in products and services! This is the largest order in company history.
- Current customers will continue to place purchase orders to accommodate for this transition to replace 2G devices for their current business and continue to deploying 4G devices to grow their business.
It’s already happening! Large carriers are shutting down 2G service:
- AT&T is targeting beginning of 2022 they have already stopped activating 2G devices.
- T-Mobile is doing it now with the acquisition of the Sprint network spectrum.
- Verizon is targeting end of 2022, they have already stopped activating 2G devices.
Direct Communication Services has developed key relationships over the past decade, by providing and becoming a technical services provider that clearly enables the IoT industry with hardware, software services, managed services and technical expertise throughout the IoT process.
Over the past five years, Direct Communication Services has developed technical and managed services to offer to every client in the Direct Communication Services portfolio ensuring success from the start of the process to the end, enabling clients and customers to traverse the connected networks.
Remember what we said before about the 2G phase-out? Here’s what the sales people at (US: DCSX) are hearing from their customers: “Our clients are faced with a perfect storm of securing product during a time where the global supply chain is stressed, yet at the same time being confronted with the North American cellular networks migrating away from legacy 2G networks towards 4G LTE technologies, and they recognize the importance of purchasing commitments to ensure their customers and revenues are secured in advance of actual demand.”
Most importantly, for a comparison, Sensata Technologies (NYSE: ST), a leading industrial technology company and provider of sensor-rich solutions that creates insight for customers, announced the acquisition of leading telematics and data insight provider, Xirgo® Technologies Intermediate Holdings, LLC for $400 million or approximately 16.0x 2021 EBITDA.
The industry experts assumed that roughly 5% of Xirgo’s revenue was from high profit margin recurring SaaS (Software as a Service) revenue. (US: DCSX), on the other hand, generates approximately 15% of gross revenues from SaaS. Furthermore, DCS garners a very respectable 20% margin on its hardware sales. One other thing to consider is that hardware sales can lead to more SaaS revenue. If we look at their revenues for the full fiscal year of 2019, we see that the bottom line was around USD$16M. At a price-to-revenue multiple of 4, which was what Sensata used to aqcuire Xirgo®, this puts the hypothetical valuation at USD$64M (using 2019 figures). The company’s current market cap is USD$23M!
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