AMSTERDAM, Feb 15 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, is supplying Com4, a dedicated M2M / IoT operator, with an On-Demand Connectivity solution that will support secure remote SIM provisioning in the fast growing Internet of Things (IoT) market.
Gemalto’s solution enables Com4 to offer customers seamless out-of-the-box connectivity and over-the-air subscription management for a vast range of IoT devices and applications, commencing with Norway’s largest smart metering rollout. Gemalto’s On-Demand Connectivity solution is the world’s first embedded SIM (eSIM) subscription management solution to be compliant to the GSMA Security Accreditation Scheme (SAS).
In conjunction with Gemalto’s GSMA-compliant eSIMs, it delivers robust end-to-end data protection for IoT ecosystems. Proven in over 20 deployments worldwide, Gemalto’s On-Demand Connectivity solution facilitates secure and interoperable support for virtually any type of consumer or industrial IoT device, across all networks.
Subscriptions can be activated, updated and modified remotely over the complete product lifecycle, without ever needing to change the SIM. Gemalto already supplies Com4 with eSIMs, which are soldered into IoT devices at the manufacturing stage to facilitate rugged performance and highly streamlined logistics, installation and maintenance.
“Com4 is the first IoT operator in Europe to offer customers the peace of mind of a v3.1 GSMA security compliant eSIM subscription management,” said Pete Vickers, CTO for Com4. “Gemalto’s solution has the scalability necessary to match our ambitious plans for growth in the IoT sector on a worldwide basis.”
“We operate the only site in the world certified by GSMA for running a Subscription Management Solution and are recognized as both an authority and market leader in remote SIM activation. With billions of devices expected to join the IoT ecosystem in the next few years, Com4 is now ideally positioned to monetize this exciting opportunity to turning ‘things’ on with an offer that is as flexible as it is secure,” said Frederic Deman, Senior Vice President Mobile Services & IoT Europe at Gemalto.