Huawei and Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) have signed an alliance to jointly promote global connectivity services. The services are intended to remove the entrance barrier for device makers, aiming to deliver global connected products and solutions.
The global connectivity services are said to “greatly simplify the supply chain logistics, reduce commercial deployment cost and enhance the service experience” for products such as connected cars, wearable devices, smart meters, and others. Multinational enterprises, especially Chinese multinational enterprises are expected to benefit from a proven, integrated end-to-end (e2e) platform delivered by the two companies.
The global connectivity services will provide one-stop, low-cost connectivity services with a guaranteed quality of service and efficient access to local network connectivity through secure over-the-air provisioning (OTA) of a local MNO subscription, allowing the enterprise to design and produce one product type for all countries.
Mr. Zhang Pingan, president of Huawei Software and member of the management board at Huawei and Mr. Stefan Auerbach, group executive mobile security and member of the management board at Giesecke & Devrient attended the signing ceremony, and signed the MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) on behalf of the partner companies.
With this partnership the two companies say they are combining their product strengths and resources. Huawei contributes with its global mobile network management services and infrastructures and G&D brings in its M2M SIM card portfolio and its secure OTA managed services for the product life cycle management of the M2M/IoT devices and SIM cards.