3 reasons why eSIM is ready to make an impact in consumer IoT and M2M markets

Two of the most significant events for the global eSIM market—the 2nd World eSIM 2018 Summit and Mobile World Congress—took place recently, giving us a chance to take the pulse of the global eSIM market.

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DT and Vodafone Group complete successful NB-IoT roaming trial in Europe, says GSMA

The GSMA reports that mobile operators Deutsche Telekom (DT) and Vodafone Group have successfully completed the first international roaming trial in Europe using licensed narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) technology.

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FIME claims a first as its lab & tool are qualified by GlobalPlatform for consumer eSIM

FIME is claiming to be the first to have both its test tool and laboratory qualified by GlobalPlatform in line with the GSMA’s latest consumer eUICC SGP.23 specifications and the SIMalliance Interoperable Profile.

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GSMA accreditation seen as foundation for Truphone’s further growth in IoT market

Global mobile operator, Truphone, has received GSMA accreditation for its eSIM subscription management solution. This endorsement means Truphone joins a select group of companies to receive accreditation for its subscription management solution from the GSMA

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Atlas Copco selects Sierra Wireless’ device-to-cloud IoT solution to transform industrial compressor business

Sierra Wireless, a provider of integrated device-to-cloud solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), reported that Atlas Copco, a provider of sustainable productivity solutions, has selected Sierra Wireless’ device-to-cloud IoT solution to transform its industrial compressor business.

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Telna demos new IoT Connect eSIM router with out-of-box global connectivity

Telna, a vertically integrated Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) provider of global end-to-end connectivity solutions, demonstrated the latest IoT Connect, the first enterprise-grade, multi-modem, multi-IMSI eSIM router, at Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2018.

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Telefónica and China Unicom partner in IoT

Telefónica and China Unicom have signed an agreement in the field of Internet of Things (IoT). Under the partnership the two companies will have access to each other’s networks and deploy their IoT services.

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Cellular IoT connectivity is not an internet experience, it’s a secure, dedicated connection

Analysys Mason’s research director Tom Rebbeck caught up with Arkessa chief executive, Andrew Orrock, to talk about how the barriers to IoT adoption are gradually falling, and how mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) can succeed in a market with numerous large global mobile network operators (MNOs)

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Building a custom remote SIM provisioning infrastructure made easy – Full control over soldered eSIMs

At the MWC, the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry held in Barcelona, 26 February – 1 March 2018, Comprion shows the newest products in the field of eSIM and Remote SIM Provisioning (RSP).

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Challenges to IoT use – and how they are solved

The evolution of IoT devices (such as smart metres, home appliances, in-vehicle systems and personal devices), has led to the use of eSIMs (embedded SIMs) on these devices. The use of an eSIM, which is soldered to the device during manufacturing, prevents the need to retrieve or replace the cards when activated or updated,

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Transatel chooses Gemalto to enable effortless cellular connectivity for users of laptops and tablets with Windows 10

Gemalto, the provider of digital security, is supplying Transatel, a provider in global mobile & IoT connectivity, with a remote subscrip​tion management platform. It will enable users of Windows 10 eSIM-equipped PCs to get online swiftly and seamlessly, from the moment they first power up their device.

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Validation of Comprion GSMA SGP.23 Type B Device Tests activates new GCF work item

The tests specified as Type B by the GSMA are now part of the GCF mobile type approval program. “Manufacturers of consumer devices who want to use their smartphones, tablets, PCs, or smartwatches in the GSMA eSIM environment, now must prove that their devices correctly support switching of the operator.

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Certification of eUICCs – The ticket for the GSMA eSIM ecosystem

To become part of the closed GSMA eSIM ecosystem, all applicants – meaning eSIMs, servers, and devices – must prove that they meet the GSMA requirements. “This ensures that the individual players authorise each other as ‘interlocutors’ and that they are able to communicate,“ explains Dr. Frank Oberhokamp, product manager eUICC Consumer Devices Test Solutions

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CALLUP to introduce secured eSIM remote management system for IoT at MWC 2018

CALLUP, a provider of Value Added Services (VAS) and Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions for the telecom industry, will introduce at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) a new secured version of its eSIM remote management system for IoT (IoT eSIM Engine), with two new key network elements:

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Effective IoT security must begin at the drawing board

Thomas Fischer, global security advocate at Digital Guardian, assesses the role security will play in the IoT and argues that manufacturers must return to the drawing board to find a sustainable, long-term solution.

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GSMA mobile IoT initiative helping operators target european connected energy market worth US$26 bn

The GSMA announced that mobile operators deploying new Mobile IoT networks will be able to benefit from the European connected energy market estimated to be worth US$26 billion(€21.99 billion) by 2026.

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