IDEMIA, vendor of augmented identity for digital world, and Arkessa, a M2M/IoT connectivity service provider, announced Monday extension of their partnership to deliver eUICC (embedded Universal Integrated Circuit Card) and Subscription Management services to global enterprise and industrial IoT customers.
The eUICC based solution is transforming how OEMs design and deploy enterprise-grade IoT solutions. OEMs in all sectors most notably in the Automotive, Consumer and Household appliance markets, can now build global connectivity into their products which enable a superior user-experience resembling what is usually only seen with premium smart-phone or e-reader devices.
IoT devices do not typically have screens making the network services the critical components in delivering a zero-touch provisioning and operational experience.
Arkessa’s connectivity management services include a global cellular footprint built on international roaming and local network integrations with the leading mobile network operators (MNOs) reducing barriers for IoT. The platform now includes IDEMIA eUICC and subscription management services and brings consistency and reliability to the installation process and operational performance.
The ability to switch or localise SIM profiles without the burden of recalling or visiting devices gives Enterprise IoT customers greater freedom to customise according to business needs, technical or commercial.
This freedom, combined with a range of radio technology choices from 2G, 3G, 4G, NB-IoT, LTE Cat M to 5G, is accelerating Cellular IoT adoption on a global scale. The combined capability of Arkessa and IDEMIA will simplify and reduce the barriers for large scale Enterprise IoT deployment.
“Arkessa’s multi-network MVNO platform coupled with IDEMIA’s eUICC and Subscription Management services mean that we can deliver future-proofed and secure connectivity solutions globally and for all types of IoT businesses,” said Yves Portalier, executive vice-president for connected objects activities at IDEMIA. “We appreciate Arkessa’s leading go-to-market position thanks to their strong international channel partnerships.”
“We are excited to extend our partnership with IDEMIA and take a leadership position in Enterprise IoT solutions and services. The control, flexibility and global reach of eUICC is having a profound impact on IoT businesses and we see an astonishing opportunity pipeline across the whole range of sectors that Arkessa serves,” said Andrew Orrock, CEO at Arkessa. “Healthcare, automotive, robotics, household and office appliances, drones, retail and vending are all strong examples.”