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SURFnet Announce Research into E-SIM security-related applications with ASPIDER-NGI

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SURFnet Research into E-SIM security-related applications with ASPIDER-NGI.

SURFnet is working jointly with ASPIDER-NGI, a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), on the potential of security-related applications on our E-SIM. How can we add and manage our own authentication and authorisation applets securely? We are looking specifically at strong authentication and access to eduroam.

Research into new functionalities

Following the successful pilot with BTG in 2016, where a different profile was copied onto SIM cards ‘over-the-air’, we are this year looking at security-related applications for our embedded SIM (E-SIM). The E-SIM is a much more secure authentication method than the combination of username and password. We will be looking at how we can use the E-SIM for strong authentication and to get access to eduroam. The pilot in 2016 demonstrated that the E-SIM was suitable for giving access to eduroam. In the proof of concept we are looking for optimum and scalable implementation.

Collaboration with ASPIDER-NGI

We are carrying out this research with ASPIDER-NGI. We are expecting to make great progress this year towards being in a position to implement the E-SIM in order to improve the security of applications and services. As expected, the (smart)cards that institutions have will provide other benefits in future. An important pre-condition is that the applets on the E-SIM do not cause any conflicts with the primary functionality of the E-SIM, namely access to 2G/3G/4G/5G networks. It also needs to be possible to configure and manage the applets remotely.

More information

Source: https://www.surf.nl/en/news/2017/05/research-into-e-sim-security-related-applications-in-a-poc-with-aspider-ngi.html

 

ASPIDER-NGI and SURFnet: eSIM solutions for enterprise security and identity

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The Netherlands, May 10, 2017: ASPIDER-NGI, provider of MVNE, IoT, eSIM and content solutions, and SURFnet, the Dutch National Research and Education Network, are partnering on eSIM. This new agreement gives SURFnet early access to the ASPIDER-NGI eSIM technology to develop and build specific applications for education and research, with an initial focus on identity management and authentication.

“Last year we conducted initial eSIM projects that allowed us to manage the eSIM ‘over the air’ to change mobile operators instantly without a physical SIM swap,” said Maurice van den Akker, head of Product Management Network Services at SURFnet. “This year we will focus on specific security-related functionality on the eSIM for education and research institutions. We also believe that ownership of our own SIM yields many more opportunities” he continued. “This includes the integration of multiple mobile and wireless architectures. The eSIM will help us provide seamless access to our high end research infrastructure, for students, lecturers and researchers.”

Jan Mooijman, CEO of ASPIDER-NGI states “SURFnet is recognized for driving innovation into the education and research sector. We share the same visions on integrated communications to deliver the connectivity and control across mobile operators and media. Our partnership around eSIM also includes the security infrastructure to support new applications, to drive new business models and to improve efficiencies.”

ASPIDER-NGI is using these initiatives to launch “eSIM eConnect” later this year. This product provides a modular approach that allows the enterprise to own and control their SIMs, and manage the connectivity and security. Mooijman: “Enterprises are starting to recognize the huge impact of owning their own SIMs. They can choose operators, deliver applications, manage devices and track behavior. The enterprise now has the keys to the castle.”

About ASPIDER-NGI

ASPIDER-NGI is an operator independent company providing connectivity allowing you to build and control your own mobile solutions. We build, support and operate innovative MVNO and IoT platforms. We provide the network and expertise you require, and deliver with the flexibility and agility you need to disrupt and grow your market. ASPIDER-NGI delivers and supports voice, data, SMS, multi-IMSI and eSIM products to manage and connect billions of connections for IoT, MVNO, Content and Corporate Mobile solutions. Hundreds of clients have been launched around the world, from traditional M2M and MVNO projects, to OTT and IoT OEM solutions for Operators and Corporates. For more information, visit www.aspider-ngi.com.

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About SURFnet

SURFnet is the Dutch National Research and Education Network (NREN). SURFnet ensures that researchers, lecturers and students can work together in a simple and robust manner using ICT. SURFnet supports, develops and operates an advanced, reliable and interconnected ICT infrastructure for use by education and research. This infrastructure makes the most of what ICT has to offer, bringing ICT services, academic instruments and people together. SURFnet also develops and tests innovative ICT services in order to demonstrate the capabilities.

For more information about SURFnet, visit www.surf.nl/en/surfnet

ASPIDER-NGI Presenting at MVNO WC

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March 29 2017, ASPIDER-NGI to present at MVNO World Congress on Prepaid MVNO applications and the importance of eSIM. This event is being held at the Acropolis in Nice, France from April 25-27 and ASPIDER-NGI is participating in two of the sessions,

Open Debate: Why is the eSIM so important?
e-SIM CONNECT THREAD, Wednesday, 26 April 2017 09:00 – 09:40
  • What is eSim? How is it different to other technologies enabling multiple IMSIs?
  • Why is the eSim discussion taking so long?
  • What are the disputable matters that cause divisions between operators and technology providers?
  • What will change once the GSMA’s proof of concept is finalised?
  • What are the consequences of eSim implementation?
  • What are the opportunities for operators and customers?
Virtualization: Off-the-shelf prepaid MVNO solutions
MVNO INNOVATORS THREAD, Wednesday, 26 April 2017 15:40 – 16:00
  • Delivering value and positioning to reinforce brand values
  • Flexible bundles, payments and voucher integration to drive retail linkage
  • Service Enrichment: smartphone apps, self-serve thresholds, campaigns
  • Value Added Services to boost revenue: payments, content, ad inventory.

About ASPIDER-NGI

ASPIDER-NGI is an operator independent company providing connectivity allowing you to build and control your own mobile solutions. We build, support and operate innovative MVNO and IoT platforms. We provide the network and expertise you require, and deliver with the flexibility and agility you need to disrupt and grow your market. ASPIDER-NGI delivers and supports voice, data, SMS, multi-IMSI and eSIM products to manage and connect billions of connections for IoT, MVNO, Content and Corporate Mobile solutions. Hundreds of clients have been launched around the world, from traditional M2M and MVNO projects, to OTT and IoT OEM solutions for Operators and Corporates. For more information, visit www.aspider-ngi.com.

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ASPIDER-NGI Presenting IoT & eSIM Charging

By | charging, Enterprise, eSIM, IoT, MVNE | 2 Comments

ASPIDER-NGI invited to present on charging at the Oracle Industry Connect event in Orlando 20-22 Mar 2017.

David Traynor will be discussing impacts on charging for the new generation of applications for critical communications and security applications.  He commented “We are very pleased to be invited to OIC, not only is it a great vehicle for engaging with organizations on mobile innovation, it also helps accelerate our delivery of solutions that meet their specific implementation requirements.”

The session is titled Mobile Charging Approaches for IoT, Enterprise, and eSIM Applications [event reference BRKC1221]

Abstract: In today’s ‘Always Connected’ environment, the value delivered from new mobile applications demands new approaches for measurement and monetization beyond traditional data traffic quotas. Further, new eSIM technology provides multi-MNO connectivity and requires charging alignment across carrier and media. The session reviews implementation approaches for these new application areas. Use case discussion includes impact on charging for: IoT device life-cycle and QoS management; Enterprise security charging and rating by transaction for authentication, access control and identity events; eSIM profile management and revenue management across multiple MSISDNs and IMSIs.

Teraki to use ASPIDER-NGI eSIM eConnect to embed data reduction capability

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Teraki to use ASPIDER-NGI eSIM eConnect to embed data reduction capability

The Netherlands, Feb 14, 2017: ASPIDER-NGI, a leading provider of MVNE, IoT, eSIM and content solutions, today announced the supply of eSIM technologies to Berlin based Teraki, an innovative leader in data reduction solutions.

ASPIDER-NGI is providing its new eSIM eConnect product to Teraki allowing them to control the security and deployment of the Teraki data reduction to its customers via the eSIM. Teraki supplies manufacturers and OEMs with a software solution that increases data transmission efficiency by a factor of 10 to 50, whilst also reducing costs of the embedded hardware whose performance is challenged by increasingly higher requirements for processing. Teraki traditionally licenses an SDK to implement its solution. With the addition of eSIM technologies Teraki is also able to provide global, flexible and cost efficient end-to-end data communication to a new set of customers.

“Our manufacturer and automotive OEM clients demand the latest innovation to improve efficiency and functionality in their products,” said Daniel Richart of Teraki. “The eSIM enables us to control which carrier we use and can provide a platform independent solution that helps our clients deploy much faster, and also aligns to their strategic approaches to global connectivity.” He continued: “Based on our core technology we are able to provide data reduction closer to the SoC level while leveraging up to 10 times more data at up to 5 times reduced hardware cost. Alternatively, to leverage factor 50 more data at the same hardware cost. Teraki: More Data with Less Hardware.”

“We are excited to work with Teraki.” said Michel Zwijnenberg VP of IoT at ASPIDER-NGI “Their solution optimizes the data stream to reduce the required data connect capacity – it is almost like delivering 4G connectivity on a 2G modem!”. Jan Mooijman CEO at ASPIDER-NGI added “Innovation is critical to our success and having clients like Teraki helps us build solutions for a broader set of needs and improve our technology lead. The relationship with Teraki is more like a partnership that helps us understand new applications for enterprise and manufacturer sectors.”

 

ASPIDER-NGI plans to launch eSIM eConnect later this quarter. This product delivers a cloud based end-to-end service for secure hosting of eSIMs, management of provider subscriptions and enables the integration of private apps. ASPIDER-NGI eSIM eConnect provides a modular approach that allows manufacturers and corporates to own and control their SIMs, and manage the connectivity and security for their applications.

ASPIDER-NGI is an operator independent company providing connectivity allowing you to build and control your own mobile solutions. We build, support and operate innovative MVNO and IoT platforms. We provide the network and expertise you require, and deliver with the flexibility and agility your company needs to disrupt your market. ASPIDER-NGI delivers and supports voice, data, SMS, multi-IMSI and eSIM products to manage and connect billions of connections for IoT, MVNO and Corporate Mobile solutions. Hundreds of clients have been launched around the world, from traditional M2M and MVNO projects, to OTT and IoT OEM solutions for operators and Corporates.

ASPIDER-NGI at World eSIM Event

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The Netherlands, 23 Jan 2017.

ASPIDER-NGI announced participation at the World eSIM Summit in Prague Feb 16-17 – the whole event is dedicated to eSIM.

Michel Zwijnenberg, VP Bus Dev IoT & eSIM at ASPIDER-NGI will be presenting details on initiatiatives and impacts of the technology.

“We are very pleased to participate in these dedicated events on eSIM – it validates the huge impact that corporates recognize. Reducing the need for SIM swaps is a justification in it’s own right, but corporates are seeing that having owership of the SIM changes the rules of the game. With the control and access to integrate their applications, enterprises are already looking at security and identity applications for access control, location validation and critical communications” said Michel.

The session is titled “eSIM: The Biggest Telecom Revolution supports Enterprise & IoT applications.”

Abstract: The availability of eSIM solutions is driving the deployments for Corporations to allow improved connectivity, efficiency and security across a wide range of applications. The base value of the eSIM is that enterprises can change carriers on the fly without requiring a physical SIM swap – a full business-case justification in its own right. But more importantly, this initiative moves ownership of the SIM from the carrier to the enterprise, so the enterprise now has full control of the applications and security on the SIM, independent of the carriers. This allows corporates to integrate their business to mobile like never before, and opens new opportunities for game-changing applications.

The session looks at implementation approaches in these new application areas: firstly the control of carrier selection to provide improved coverage for critical communications over wifi and cellular and to handle congestion and failure; and secondly the security applications to enable multi stage authentication for authentication, access control, identity management and data protection. 

ASPIDER-NGI in BTG Release on eSIM Deployments

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The Netherlands December 6, 2016 by Editors BTG – Market & Players

eSim: The biggest telecom revolution since mobile data

BTG and several technology partners, have completed testing to switch between Dutch mobile network operators without changing the SIM card. This was performed using a newly developed eSIM which can be remotely provisioned over the air according to the new GSMA standards. Switching between operators is the first step in a series of BTG initiatives for mobile services that deliver real value to corporate networks. The next phases are planned to include applications and security elements to provide authentication, access control and identity management.

Switching between providers:

The BTG eSIM project gives the enterprise the choice and flexibility to switch between operators, and remotely load and manage new profiles. There are already mobile devices that support the functions, but are not generally available yet on Dutch networks. The successful initiative was a team effort between BTG and its partners including ASPIDER-NGI, SURFnet, Schiphol Group and Stn Tele Fact. The eSIM provides a viable solution for enterprise market helping simplify operator selection and simplifying tendering for mobile access to move to other providers. It also offers solutions for mission-critical communications in cases of major mobile network failures, congestion or poor coverage.

“The initial results are encouraging. It is good to prove that that these approaches are valid and provide a viable route to solving key issues for the industry. From a strategic perspective, in cooperation with its members and market, BTG is driving eSIM towards a coherent mobile service chain model to meet the existing demands for innovation – one of our core values. “ JAN VAN ALPHEN

Authentication via eSIM:

BTG members are now ready to engage in the next phase initiatives, with the control of the applications onboard the eSIM. These applications operate independently of the operator profile and allow full access and control to secure elements on the eSIM. This opens a wide range of new possibilities: smartphone based access control in buildings or public transit; automatic access to secured Wi-Fi networks; additional layers of authentication to better secure mobile payments. Following the initial eSIM project, BTG entered into a strategic partnership with SURFnet to provide long term mobile solutions to educational and research institutions, for a range of valuable applications improving, security, payment and campus coverage.

Development:

BTG expect to complete the next eSIM phases in 2017 and plans to promote commercial launch of services once these phases are complete. Last week GSMA published version 2 of the technical standard, which is driving the development of eSIM to support these new applications..

“We want to develop a mobile service chain based on the opportunities that eSIM offers. Business consumers can increase organization efficiency and quality of service to employees and customers by switching between operators without a SIM swap. In the future we are excited to add a series of enhanced mobile services, such as authentication, authorization, location based services and mobile payment, and to make this possible we will need to work closely with IT suppliers and mobile operators. The opportunities that these new business models represent are huge for both suppliers and customers, and take advantage of the latest developments in mobile connectivity ”

“As business users, we are not looking to replace any of the operators, but are looking to provide better ways to get access to services with more flexibility by working more closely with all the suppliers in the chain. Our starting point is based on the needs from the corporate market, and strategic alliances with the operators are critical to the success of this project. This innovation in technology and alliances is exactly the role that we want to take as BTG – we support the process that drive to the realization of value. And for the E- SIM, we are working hard on that. “ JAN VAN ALPHEN

ASPIDER-NGI presents at OOW16 with Swisscom and NBN

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San Francisco, CA: 21 Sep 2016. ASPIDER-NGI on Innovation with eSIM and IoT.

Monetizating the Now Economy [CON6833]

In a digital lifestyle–driven ecosystem, an “agile” revenue management solution is a must: one that fuels disruptive business model innovation while seamlessly handling rapid, almost-immediate shifts in the demand cycle. In this session, hear how communications service providers enable rich customer experiences while effectively focusing on the business imperatives of monetizing new opportunities, higher profitability, faster ROI, and lower TCO.
Pradeep Suchdeo, Oracle
Adrian Gautschi, Head of Enterprise Application Architecture, Swisscom AG
Michael Sitton, General Manager – Billing, NBNCo
David Traynor, CMO, ASPIDER-NGI
Presentation is available here to those that attended: https://static.rainfocus.com/oracle/oow16/sess/1465499715267001RzSa/ppt/2016%20OOW%20Monetizing%20the%20NOW%20Economy.pdf

ASPIDER-NGI eSIM Partnership with BTG

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ASPIDER-NGI eSIM Partnership with BTG

ASPIDER-NGI eSIM Solutions for Corporate Telecom and IoT services

ASPIDER-NGI partners with BTG and plans for early adoption of eSIM Solutions.

Boston and the Netherlands, July 13, 2016: ASPIDER-NGI, a leading provider of MVNE, IoT, content and connectivity management solutions, today announced a partnership with BTG and the availability of eSIM solutions for IoT, MVNE and Corporate clients.

BTG is an industry association of ICT and telecommunications users that represents the interests of Dutch enterprises and institutions that use business communications on a large scale. (www.btg.org). BTG has approximately 200 members including government organizations, commercial enterprises, research institutions, telecom service providers and operators.

Jan van Alphen, Chairman of BTG commented: “BTG connects organizations in the field of ICT and Telecommunications and our partnership with ASPIDER-NGI is helping our members to simplify switching mobile subscriptions, to better manage eSIM deployments and providing them with operator-independent solutions. We are seeing a huge demand for more flexibility in the use of new SIM technologies and we are pleased to have a trusted independent technology partner to help our members to accelerate the innovative use of mobile telecommunication services in business critical operations.”

Jan Mooijman, CEO of ASPIDER-NGI added “BTG drives innovation and provides an excellent vehicle to understanding initiatives that have real impact for enterprise telecom users. Our partnership with BTG provides a secure eSIM implementation for members enabling access to roll out and control private apps on the SIM card. This allows for further integration of mobile telecommunication services into their business processes.”

ASPIDER-NGI eSIM solution provides an end-to-end service for secure hosting of your eSIMs, management of your provider subscriptions and enablement of the integration of your private apps.

ASPIDER-NGI is an operator independent company providing connectivity allowing you to build and control your own mobile solutions. We build, support and operate innovative MVNO and IoT platforms. We provide the network and expertise you require, and deliver with the flexibility and agility MNO’s do not provide but your company needs to enable you to disrupt your market. ASPIDER-NGI delivers and supports voice, data, SMS, multi-IMSI and eSIM products to manage and connect billions of connections for IoT, MVNO and Corporate Mobile solutions. Hundreds of clients have been launched around the world, from traditional M2M and MVNO projects, to OTT and IoT OEM solutions for operators and Corporates. For more information, visit www.aspider-ngi.com.

ASPIDER-NGI announces eSIM

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The Netherlands, June 21 2016. ASPIDER-NGI BTG eSIM enters next phase

First test SIMs will be available in June

BTG announced technology partners on the development of a new eSIM card solution to help Enterprise members. The project is now in it’s second stage says project manager Mark van der Laan at technology partner Aspider-NGI. The eSIM project has three objectives: Firstly, to produce a private SIM card that Removes the need to swap SIMs to change the mobilesubscription; secondly it provides a private and operator-independent solution for improved outdoor and indoor coverage; and finally delivers private authentication and authorization mechanisms via security elements.

Project manager Mark van der Laan commented: “It may look like these are three three completely independent solutions, but they are all combined in the new eSIM approach. This will enable companies, without intervention of the operator, to determine how the SIM-card behaves and how it interacts with company systems and processes. This technology is new and it can be difficult to intercept the evolving standards, but fortunately with the knowledge and experience of all the project participants we have come up with solutions.”

At the moment people are working hard on the development of the eSIM and the applications installed on the SIM. Van der Laan expects to hand out the first test SIMs to the BTG test panel in June along with a test environment to help developers. 

Petra Claessen, managing director BTG (www.btg.org), is very satisfied with the project process: “it is good example how we bundle and translate questions from our business ICT members into concrete solutions, working together with suppliers in the market. It fits our philosophy and strategy to create solutions from bundling demand and, in return, deliver working solutions to our market.”

 

 

ASPIDER-NGI is an operator-independent company, allowing you to build and control your own mobile connectivity solutions. We build, support and operate innovative MVNO and IoT platforms. We provide the network and expertise you require, and deliver with the flexibility and agility MNOs do not provide but your company needs to enable you to disrupt your market. ASPIDER-NGI delivers and supports voice, data, SMS, multi-IMSI and eSIM products to enable billions of connections for IoT, MVNO and Corporate Mobile solutions. Hundreds of clients have been launched around the world, from traditional M2M and MVNO projects, to OTT and IoT OEM solutions for operators and Corporates. For more information, visit www.aspider-ngi.com.

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