Digital security company Gemalto introduced Monday an enhanced version of its LinqUs On-Demand Connectivity Platform that is fully compliant with the latest update to the GSMA Consumer Remote SIM Provisioning Specification. This enables device makers and mobile operators to provide subscribers with out-of-the-box connectivity for any type of consumer device fitted with an eSIM (embedded SIM), including smartphones, tablets and wearables, as well as seamless subscription management throughout the product lifecycle.
On-Demand connectivity over-the-air facilitates smooth and secure subscriber journeys and allows mobile operators, OEMs and service providers to invent new “on the fly” services and generate new revenue streams from the fast growing consumer IoT market.
Gemalto’s On-Demand Connectivity solution gives OEM, MNO and service providers the ability to securely manage the lifecycle of cellular subscriptions, in order to deliver a seamless customer experience for connecting consumer and industrial devices.
Technology is transforming the paradigm of connected living, moving from simple mobility solutions to hyper connectivity in the Internet of Things. According to the GSMA, mobile connectivity contributes about 3.8 percent of the global GDP. That’s roughly $3 trillion worth of economic value, which is anticipated to grow further in the coming years with tens of billions of endpoints anticipated to be connected by the turn of the decade.
Phase 2 of the GSMA specification builds on the initial version launched earlier this year, making it possible to address seamlessly all types of eSIM-enabled consumer devices. Gemalto has been closely involved in its development and this commitment is reflected in the swift compliance of its on-demand connectivity offer. Gemalto’s end-to-end solution is already proven in numerous deployments worldwide, and offers flexibility, scalability and straightforward integration with device manufacturers and operators’ existing processes.
Adoption of eSIM technology is fuelling rapid growth in IoT and M2M markets. It provides a single standardized solution that is embedded at the device manufacturing stage and can be employed across all markets and regions. Supported by the On-Demand Connectivity Platform, choosing a subscription package and connecting to the network becomes as easy as turning on the device.
“By fulfilling all the requirements of the revised GSMA standard so rapidly, our On-Demand Connectivity Platform will help sustain dynamic growth in the market,” said Benoit Jouffrey, Gemalto’s vice president for on-demand connectivity.