NetLync aims to speed eSIM adoption

Emir Aboulhosn of NetLync

NetLync launches to help mobile network operators accelerate eSIM adoption and create entirely digital user journeys for their subscribers and the next wave of connected devices.

NetLync originated from its sister company Sim Local, using their extensive tech development and expertise in telecoms and retail. With offices in London, Dublin, New Delhi and Vancouver, NetLync is a team of passionate telecom industry experts whose mission is to help Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) of all sizes embrace the opportunities created by eSIM technology.

NetLync’s UNITE Platform offers a complete end-to-end eSIM management and distribution solution. The key service elements include digital customer onboarding, white-label apps, eSIM subscription management, activation and provisioning, retail distribution, and more; everything needed to deliver a completely digital subscriber experience.

The company is already working with technology partners such as Giesecke + Devrient (G+D), in addition to OEMs creating eSIM-enabled devices for consumers worldwide. 94% of the 3.4 billion devices connected by eSIM in 2025 will be consumer devices such as smartphones, wearables, tablets and PCs, according to a recent publication by Juniper Research.

GSMA Intelligence revealed at the end of 2020, more than 175 MNOs and MVNOs covering 69 different markets offered eSIM as part of their service. With over 800 MNOs and 1500 MVNOs worldwide, the level of adoption is still early and there are many networks that have yet to adopt and offer eSIM to their subscribers.

Killian Whelan, chairman of NetLync, says, “Drawing on first-class telecoms and technology expertise, we are extremely excited to launch NetLync, which focuses heavily on our powerful UNITE Platform and eSIM solutions. The business split comes as Sim Local, the market leader in travel retail looks forward to the post-pandemic return to travel and the opportunity for us to leverage our technology to other industry stakeholders. With over 20 years’ experience, Emir brings a wealth of relevant expertise to this business, which will be vital in establishing NetLync as the market leader.”

Emir Aboulhosn, CEO at NetLync, comments, “I am extremely excited to head up the NetLync team. Our mission is to enable exceptional digital user journeys for mobile customers by providing eSIM management and digital enablement solutions to mobile network operators around the world. We’re looking forward to working closely with operators, OEMs and industry partners to make NetLync’s offer accessible across the entire sector.”

Comment on this article below or via Twitter: @IoTNow_OR @jcIoTnow


9 IoT applications that will change everything

Posted on: September 1, 2021

Whether you are a future-minded CEO, tech-driven CEO or IT leader, you’ve come across the term IoT before. It’s often used alongside superlatives regarding how it will revolutionize the way you work, play, and live. But is it just another buzzword, or is it the as-promised technological holy grail? The truth is that Internet of

Read more

Which IoT Platform 2021? IoT Now Enterprise Buyers’ Guide

Posted on: August 30, 2021

There are several different parts in a complete IoT solution, all of which must work together to get the result needed, write IoT Now Enterprise Buyers’ Guide – Which IoT Platform 2021? authors Robin Duke-Woolley, the CEO and Bill Ingle, a senior analyst, at Beecham Research. Figure 1 shows these parts and, although not all

Read more

CAT-M1 vs NB-IoT – examining the real differences

Posted on: June 21, 2021

As industry players look to provide the next generation of IoT connectivity, two different standards have emerged under release 13 of 3GPP – CAT-M1 and NB-IoT.

Read more

IoT and home automation: What does the future hold?

Posted on: June 10, 2020

Once a dream, iot home automation is slowly but steadily becoming a part of daily lives around the world. In fact, it is believed that the global market for smart home automation will reach $40 billion by 2020.

Read more

Bluetooth Range and Reliability: Myth vs Fact

Posted on: September 21, 2021

As Bluetooth is becoming more and more ubiquitous in smart homes, buildings, and factories, there are many myths about what the wireless technology can and cannot do. In fact, its capabilities go far beyond its use in consumer electronics and enables a wide range of professional solutions in commercial and industrial environments. Here are some of the common myths around Bluetooth – and the lesser-known facts

Read more

OQ Technology reveals patent portfolio in the US and Europe to improve satellite communications

Posted on: September 21, 2021

5G satellite operator OQ Technology has revealed six pending patent applications in the USA and in Europe that will improve satellite-based IoT and M2M communications in remote locations. OQ Technology’s patent applications include a “wake-up” technology for satellite IoT (Internet of things) devices, IoT device localisation, frequency and timing synchronisation, inter-satellite link technology and satellite

Read more