Aramco’s Wa’ed Ventures and Phaistos invest €13mn in OQ Technology

Luxembourg, Dhahran, Athens. 01 September, 2022 – OQ Technology, a global 5G IoT (Internet of Things) satellite operator, has closed a €13 million  Series A funding round led by Wa’ed Ventures, the venture capital arm at Aramco (the Saudi oil and gas company), and Phaistos Investment Fund, managed by 5G Ventures in Greece.

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Soracom partners with IDEMIA to deliver IoT-optimised eSIM capability

Seattle, United States & London, United Kingdom. 20 July, 2022 – Soracom, Inc., a global provider of advanced IoT connectivity, announced a partnership with IDEMIA, a company in identity technologies, to offer innovative SMBs, SMEs and enterprises in North America and Europe expanded embedded universal integrated circuit card (eUICC) capabilities based on IDEMIA’s IoT optimised DAKOTA

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eSIM connections to exceed 4.5bn in 2027 driven by expanding consumer market, says Kaleido

London, UK. 11 May 2022 – Kaleido Intelligence, a connectivity market intelligence and consulting firm, has published its latest eSIM Market Outlook report. The study, which examines GSMA-compliant eSIMs across consumer and IoT markets, found that active xUICC (eSIM/iSIM) connections will grow over 1400% between 2022 and 2027, with growth heavily driven by smartphone users.

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eSIM has entered a new era: Here’s why

The ability of eSIM technology to deliver advanced security, seamless and flexible connectivity, and full end-to-end digitalisation along with myriad other benefits such as greener supply chains has long promised to transform the connected ecosystem, says Claus Dietze, chair of the TCA Board.

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Wireless Logic announces Conexa, a new ‘network for things’

London, UK. 22 March 2022 – Wireless Logic Group, Europe’s IoT connectivity platform provider, announces the launch of Conexa, a carrier-grade mobile network built specifically for the IoT. Conexa is designed to provide secure, resilient and flexible connectivity for companies deploying IoT devices and applications anywhere in the world.

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Workz launches eSIM cloud

Dubai. 29 November 2021 – IoT solutions provider Workz has expanded its eSIM subscription management solution to offer a GSMA certified cloud-based platform in the US. The platform, which is certified by the GSMA’s Security Accreditation Scheme (SAS) and hosted at Microsoft Azure’s Virginia, USA site enables mobile network operators (MNOs) to remotely manage consumer

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Who is set to benefit from eSIM technology?

The SIM card is a technology that most of us are familiar with, present in mobile phones since the early nineties. A SIM card is a piece of hardware which contains data that authenticates us with our mobile operator, enabling us to connect to a network and receive a mobile connection.

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From minutes to milliseconds: The importance of 5G for a connected world

The global pandemic may have slowed down some industries, but 5G rollouts are continuing across the globe and the acceleration of digital transformation initiatives makes a 5G future seem in touching distance, says Matt Percival, senior director service provider, Gigamon

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Workz releases the open eSIM platform

Mobile IoT solutions provider Workz Group launches Multi-eSIM Hub (MeSH), the multi-tenant eSIM management platform that enables mobile network operators (MNOs) to manage the eSIM lifecycle across any mix of vendors, clients, entities, or locations, through a single platform. Before now, eSIM platforms operated as closed systems, otherwise known as walled gardens, making a multi-partner

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Qualcomm unleashes era of autonomous drone capabilities with 5G and AI-enabled platform

Following the success of the Ingenuity Helicopter on Mars as a key breakthrough for unmanned flight powered by the Qualcomm Flight Platform, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. has unveiled the drone platform and reference design to offer both 5G and AI capabilities, the Qualcomm Flight RB5 5G Platform.

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ETSI report aims to enable MEC deployment in a multi-operator environment

The ETSI MEC Industry Specification Group has just released a new Group Report ETSI GR MEC 0035 to enable inter-MEC system deployment and MEC-Cloud system coordination. This Report was motivated by the mobile network operators’ interest in forming federated MEC environments and enabling information exchange in a secure manner, in the event that MEC platforms

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Overcoming the barriers to global IoT connectivity: How regional operators can reap rewards from IoT

It is exhilarating to be involved in an innovative and fast-paced technology sector with the potential to transform lives and disrupt business models, acting as a real global gamechanger.

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KDDI, DT, MobiledgeX, Sturfee and Mawari in first global PaaS deal to speed XR application development

Japan’s KDDI Corporation and Mawari, Deutsche Telekom AG of Germany, plus MobiledgeX, Inc. and Sturfee, Inc., both from California, have jointly developed a proof of concept (PoC).

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5GAA discusses the acceleration of 5G deployment on European roads at MCW Barcelona 2021

The 5G Automotive Association with the engagement of EU representatives and stakeholders of the C-2VX ecosystem has discussed the latest developments, opportunities, and challenges presented by connected mobility and 5G-V2X technology at the Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2021.

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MWC Barcelona opens with GSMA launching Global Mobile Economy Report plus new products and services

GSMA is celebrating the return of MWC Barcelona, the mobile ecosystem event. This year’s edition of MWC Barcelona will be a powerful combination of a physical and virtual event the first of its kind since Covid-19.

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TEOCO and Swisscom future-proof drone strategy as they prepare for operational UAV traffic

TEOCO, the provider of analytics, assurance and optimisation solutions to over 300 communication service providers (CSPs) and OEMs worldwide, together with partner STRAPAG, has announced a partnership on TEOCO’s AirborneRF to enable the operational deployment of drones over Swisscom’s cellular network.

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