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Gemalto first in the world to be fully-certified by the GSMA for secure eSIM subscription management

Gemalto first in the world to be fully-certified by the GSMA for secure eSIM subscription management

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, announces that its On-Demand Connectivity Service has become the first in the world to demonstrate full compliance with the stringent security requirements of the GSMA’s Security Accreditation Scheme for embedded SIM (eSIM) remote provisioning.

As a result, OEMs, mobile operators, and service providers worldwide can be assured that Gemalto implements appropriate security measures for storage and handling of all sensitive user profile data. These measures extend from initial eSIM production through to management of mobile subscriptions over the entire service lifecycle. The accreditations apply to industrial IoT applications, automotive solutions and consumer electronics.

Unlike a conventional SIM, an eSIM is soldered into a device during production and must be remotely managed during its entire lifecycle. This simplifies manufacturing and logistics, prevents tampering, and eliminates the need to fit and replace SIMs at a later stage.

With more than 50 references, Gemalto On-Demand Connectivity service- a subscription management platform – provides customers with a GSMA-certified environment to support their commercial launches.

David Buhan, Senior Vice President Mobile and IoT Services for Gemalto, said:

“These new certifications demonstrate Gemalto’s leadership and commitment to implementing rigorous security measures that extend from the core to the very edge. Mobile operators and OEMs can now fully benefit from the combined promises of the eSIM and remote SIM provisioning services for industrial, enterprise and consumer applications.”

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Telefónica Selects OT-Morpho’s Subscription Manager to Leverage Its Global IoT Offering

Telefónica Selects OT-Morpho’s Subscription Manager to Leverage Its Global IoT Offering

OT-Morpho announces its collaboration with Telefónica to address the booming M2M and IoT market with OT-Morpho’s Subscription Manager.

This partnership between OT-Morpho and Telefónica is a global agreement, with the service available to all Telefónica operators worldwide with a single platform hosted in OT-Morpho premises.

OT-Morpho’s reactivity to propose an interoperable, scalable and group-wide commercial solution was critical in Telefónica’s decision. Through this partnership, OT-Morpho is providing Telefónica with the M2M subscription manager platform GSMA M2M rev. 3.1. The interoperable solution will allow Telefónica to manage subscriptions remotely to connected objects at any time and any location, hence fully leveraging Telefónica’s current IoT solutions offering. The service that will first be launched in Spain, will be integrated with Telefónica’s current IoT infrastructure.

Pierre Barrial, OT-Morpho, Managing director of the mobile network operators business at OT, explained:

“Telefónica is a key customer to us and we now continue to strengthen our partnership on one of the most innovative topics being launched by MNOs. OT-Morpho is honored to support Telefónica Group who is clearly an innovative leader on the market and who now will benefit from our readiness on this new technology.”

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Gemalto’s remote subscription management solution helps Lenovo customers be always connected

Gemalto's remote subscription management solution helps Lenovo customers be always connected

Gemalto is delivering flexible connectivity for Lenovo smart devices across 160 countries.

Lenovo has selected Gemalto as its preferred remote SIM provisioning provider for their Lenovo Connect service. With the On-Demand Connectivity and embedded SIM (eSIM) solution, there is no need to buy a separate SIM card or visit a store to activate the subscription.

“Lenovo Connect’s eSIM provides users with seamless smart connectivity experience across regions, devices, accounts, networks and borders”, said Dr. Wang Shuai, Vice President of Lenovo Group, General Manager of Lenovo Connect. “We trust that Gemalto’s worldwide expertise of On-Demand connectivity will help us deliver enhanced customer experience when it comes to staying secure, connected and mobile internationally.”

David Buhan, Senior Vice President Mobile and IoT Services at Gemalto, said:

“Lenovo Connect brings a new approach to connectivity when users can even share the same plan across devices. Compatible with eSIM technology, Gemalto’s On-Demand connectivity solution ensures a seamless experience for connected consumers, which has become a basic need in our hyper connected world.”

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Meet the Tovala oven and its subscription business plan

The Tovala oven is both hardware and a service. But the hardware’s price tag may keep people away from the service.

Adding sensors and connectivity to kitchen devices lets amateurs use tools that were once reserved for pros. Examples include the sous vide cooker, beer brewing equipment and now, steam ovens with the Tovala oven. I’ve been waiting for this $ 400 oven ever since I met the founder last October at the Smart Kitchen Summit.

The Tovala oven cooks pre-assembled meals that you purchase for $ 12 through a subscription service. The pitch is that the meals taste homemade but are as easy to prepare as microwave meals. David Rabie, the founder of Tovala, assured me when I met him last year that the Tovala will cook other foods too, although that seems to be downplayed in many of the current reviews.

As we see more of these smaller appliances hit the market, I’m left wondering where the big kitchen appliance makers are. Electrolux purchased Anova, the maker of a sous vide cooker. All of the big brands are busy adding Wi-Fi, but I’m still wondering when we’ll see higher-level expertise and more sensors built into our appliances. This kind of innovation feels much more interesting to the mainstream consumer than a smart thermostat.

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