Gemalto and AT&T to team up for IoT remote subscription management

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Gemalto will be providing its LinqUS On-Demand Connectivity (ODC) subscription management solution to AT&T to help the latter’s worldwide customers deploy new and highly secured Internet of Things (IoT) applications, the company has announced.

Gemalto’s remote subscription management solution and GSMA M2M 3.1 compliant Embedded SIMs (eSIMs) streamlines logistics of providing mobile services for enterprises looking for global mobile connectivity for IoT applications and provide improved life cycle support for their subscriptions.

Rodrigo Serna, president of Gemalto Americas, said in a statement: “Industrial, home automation, and automotive applications are significant drivers for IoT growth. Today, Gemalto has deployed more than 20 On-Demand Connectivity solutions, and has executed at least 300 over-the-air (OTA) deployments around the globe. We also have the largest portfolio of M2M and IoT solutions and services.

“Now operators can provide more IoT services and scale them more quickly with this new platform, which is part of our network of hundreds more around the world,” Serna added.

The news comes a month after a similar deal with Huawei was announced. For that collaboration, the Chinese telco will also be supplied with the LinqUS ODC solution by Gemalto for its OceanConnect IoT platform wherein Huawei’s customers and partners will be able to seamlessly connect to any mobile operator anytime and anywhere across the world.

Gemalto and Huawei entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Connect Europe event in order to further the vision of both the companies on global IoT.

Analyst firm Gartner says that the IoT ecosystem is advancing at a tremendous pace, with 6.4 billion objects to be connected in 2016, and hitting 20.8 billion in 2021. 

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