Gemalto entered on Monday into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ICT solution company Huawei, to realize the global Internet of Things (IoT) vision of both parties at Huawei Connect, Europe 2016.
This partnership will help accelerate service rollout, reduce integration cost, and increase revenue for businesses looking to adopt enterprise or consumer IoT applications, such as those used in smart cities, connected cars, and intelligent homes.
Under the agreement, Gemalto is providing its LinqUs On-Demand Connectivity (ODC) solution integrated with Huawei’s OceanConnect IoT platform, to enable seamless connectivity through secure remote subscription provisioning. Now, Huawei’s customers and partners will be able to connect to any mobile operator of their choice, anytime and anywhere in the world.
LinqUs On-Demand Connectivity helps device makers stand out from the crowd in a highly competitive market, enables telecom operators to provide the right-sized data plans to boost broadband connectivity adoption rate, and offers adapted SLAs to M2M service providers, enabling them to monetize their user base and maximize revenue from connectivity services.
LinqUs On-Demand Connectivity offer provides operators, device makers and service providers with a secure and highly reliable solution to dynamically manage mobile broadband subscriptions whatever the network coverage. It is tailored to both M2M and other connected devices’ markets, and provides a simple way to offer adaptable connectivity, based on technology that is set to increase the deployment of these new connected devices.
Gartner predicts that the IoT ecosystem is growing by leaps and bounds, with 6.4 billion objects to be connected in 2016, and hitting 20.8 billion in 2020. In September, Huawei launched its OceanConnect IoT platform and is now poised to contribute to this growing trend.
“Huawei is accelerating growth at full throttle in the cloud and IoT space. We have innovated and adopted various IoT solutions for multiple sectors, including smart homes, automotive, public utilities as well as oil and gas energy,” said Zhang Qin, President of Huawei Cloud Core Network Marketing Execution at Huawei. “With Gemalto’s LinqUs On-Demand Connectivity integrated to Huawei’s OceanConnect IoT platform, we will be able to fulfill the commitment of providing flexible, scalable IoT services to all our customers worldwide.”
“Similar to Huawei, IoT is one of Gemalto’s top priorities as we move further into the digital age. We believe the partnership will open a new chapter of close collaboration and knowledge exchange between the two companies,” said Suzanne Tong-Li, President, Greater China & Korea at Gemalto.