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Telecompaper Article: eSIM adoption gains momentum across industries

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eSIM adoption gains momentum across industries: Maarten van Vliet, Telecompaper reviews eSIM adoption , importance and status. 

ASPIDER Quote

“The eSIM is ideally suited to the Internet of Things.” says David Traynor, CMO at ASPIDER-NGI. “Much depends also on the market and application: automotive connectivity has very different requirements for eSIMs than providing connectivity to international travelers. It is therefore important that the industry thinks more about the evolution of standards. It is not just about operator selection, but about enterprise ownership and control of the applications on the SIM card.”  

Download the full article from Telecompaper below.

With eSIM, it’s your SIM, and you have full control of the profiles, security and SIM applications. This means you can put your apps in the eSIM instead of the firmware, and your apps have direct access to the authentication and encryption elements on the SIM to strengthen security and to build better solutions for access control and identity management. Click to see interactive eSIM schematic and scroll to foot of that page.

 

OT-Morpho IDEMIA and ASPIDER-NGI partner on eSIM Solutions

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ASPIDER-NGI and IDEMIA license technologies to accelerate eSIM implementations.

The Netherlands, June 28, 2017. ASPIDER-NGI, a leading provider of MVNE, IoT, connectivity and content solutions, announced a partnership with OT-Morpho (now IDEMIA). IDEMIA is a world leader in digital security and identification technologies.

The ASPIDER-NGI is providing IDEMIA with a portfolio of fallback, bootstrap and operational profiles, SMS numbering and IoT eConnect. IoT eConnect is a preconfigured Service Delivery Platform to manage connectivity to the network from provisioning and activation to billing. The components will be integrated to IDEMIA’s eSIM and Subscription Management solution (SM-DP and SM-SR). The result is to deliver out of the box solutions to their clients which includes remote provisioning.

IDEMIA’s Gazarian

“This past year we have been collaborating very closely with ASPIDER-NGI on a range of eSIM projects and we are very pleased that ASPIDER-NGI is using our technology as part of their solution to deliver additional connectivity possibilities to their customers.” said Viken Gazarian, OT-Morpho, Deputy Managing Director of Connected Device Makers business, OT. “Our platform will enable them to create a secure connection to the eSIM integrated to the devices for the remote provisioning and activation of mobile subscriptions. Compliant with GSMA standards, this solution allows usage of the best cellular network at all times during the device’s life-time in a secure and flexible way.”

“We are seeing more and more businesses that acknowledge the eSIM technology as the best option for them to manage the connectivity of their devices and equipments in a flexible way. Integrating the subscription management with the service management is an obvious step” – Michel Zwijnenberg, VP of IoT at ASPIDER-NGI. “This means that we can deliver a more complete solution. A solution that includes all the components needed to get eSIM deployed quickly.”

eSIM: Control and Ownership

The eSIM technology is significant not just because it supports remote management of the operator profiles used, but also because the manufacturer or enterprise can use it to better manage the device connectivity. And also manage it over the device lifetime in order to get the optimum QoS & coverage depending on specific location. In addition, the enterprise can control and own the applications and security on the eSIM – and use that to distribute and manage enterprise connectivity and applications.

ASPIDER-NGI is using these initiatives to launch “eSIM eConnect” later this quarter. This product allows the enterprise to own and control their SIMs.  Our eSIM Connect also allows firms to manage SIMs using technology trusted by their operator partners.

Zwijnenberg continued: “Manufacturers and enterprises are starting to recognize the huge value of delivering applications, managing devices and tracking behavior.”

IDEMIA

OT-Morpho is a world leader in digital security & identification technologies with the ambition to empower citizens and consumers alike to interact, pay, connect, commute, travel and even vote in ways that are now possible in a connected world. As our physical and digital, civil and commercial lifestyles converge, OT-Morpho stands precisely at that crossroads to leverage the best in security and identity technologies and offer customized solutions to a wide range of international clients from key industries, including Financial services, Telecom, Identity, Security and IoT. With close to €3bn in revenues and more than 14,000 employees, OT-Morpho is the result of the merger between OT (Oberthur Technologies) and Safran Identity & Security (Morpho) completed in 31 May 2017. Temporarily designated by the name “OT-Morpho”, the new company will unveil its new name in September of this year. For more information: www.morpho.com and www.oberthur.com and www.idemia.com

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OT-Morpho Press contacts:

Isabelle de BUYER: isabelle.de-buyer@morpho.com / T + 33 (0)1 30 20 22 67
Julien TAHMISSIAN: julien.tahmissian@havas.com / T + 33 (0)1 58 47 90 54

TBM Article: New SIM Card available in Netherlands: Embedded SIM (eSIM)

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With the new embedded SIM (eSIM), companies can switch between mobile operators and take control of the applications programmed in the SIM. The IoT market sees this as a revolutionary step forward, but what does the rest of the market think?

As a consumer, you normally have little interaction with your SIM card: when you change operators, you put a new SIM into your mobile phone, every couple of years or so.

For companies and governments, it is quite different. Especially when they have thousands or tens of thousands of SIM cards. In addition [to phones], the card is used in many more types of devices than just a mobile phone. For applications within Internet of Things (IoT), the card is used in utility meters, in access gates, in connected cars. The demand for the eSIM deployment in the Netherlands is driven by the IoT market, says Jan Mooijman: “An IoT device uses its SIM for a much longer period of time than a mobile phone – [sometimes 10 years or more]. And for these IoT devices you want to change the operator without having to replace the SIM card. Additionally, companies can add functionalities to the eSIM that are operator-independent – including your own enterprise security applications.” Mooijman is ASPIDER-NGI CEO, a leading Mobile Virtual Network Enabler and IoT provider for connectivity management solutions. Among other things, the company collaborates with BTG, the industry association for ICT and telecom large consumers, implementing the standards defined by GSMA (the global trade association for mobile operators).

Operators are waiting – “Watching the cat from the tree”

The first trials with the eSIM took place last year, says Petra Claessen, Managing Director & New Business at BTG: “The first Proof of Concepts were started last year and completed showing that we can switch from one operator [to another], remotely, over-the-air. “According to Claessen, the country’s four largest operators are “watching the cat from the tree” [(waiting)]. Industry reaction on the impact of eSIM has been varied: from “no time to wait” to “there is no clear eSIM strategy yet” or even the complete absence of a response. Understandable when we hear Claessen: “The Netherlands has a unique situation. We are a small country and we have four operators. While in larger countries around us there are sometimes only one or two operators. Then it’s easier to enter the dialogue. “However, in the Netherlands there is already a mobile operator who is willing to cooperate with the introduction of eSIM: Voiceworks, who work with ASPIDER-NGI to deliver solutions and knowledge on eSIM. “The eSIM enables MVNEs, such as Voiceworks and ASPIDER-NGI, to deal flexibly with the provision of services,” explains Voiceworks, lead mobile engineer Arjan van der Oest. “In the coming years, more and more devices will adopt the eSIM. Our leadership in these initiatives mean that we are already better prepared for future developments in the handset and device market. “

ESIM as a new standard

The second series of pilots has now started. Claessen (BTG) says they are focused on authorization and authentication: “In addition to ASPIDER-NGI and Voiceworks, SURFnet is also engaged.”  SURFnet is organization that operates through a hybrid fixed-wireless network for colleges, universities, academic hospitals and other scientific institutions to connect with each other. Claessen (BTG): “In a later stage of this trial, several big companies will join and we hope to complete the trial before the end of summer. “And then… how to proceed? Mooijman (ASPIDER-NGI): “My belief is that the eSIM will become the defacto standard. It is no longer technology demand driven, but [more of] a competitive question. And the good news is, thanks to new European legislation, participants from outside the Netherlands can market into our domestic market. Ultimately, it is the customers who determine the market direction. If a number of large corporates tender for eSIM, then it is likely that these solutions will become common within one or two years. We are already working on rolling out the eSIM for a number of international customers”. “Voiceworks is a little more cautious in predicting. Van der Oest: “It’s hard to tell when the eSIM will be widely available. One of the biggest challenges is both support from all service providers and full technical support in the devices to remotely manage the eSIM. “

What does the business reseller think?

Once the eSIM is in place, this will also affect us: the business ICT reseller. How does this development look from our perspective? Remco Doeve, Business Development Manager at Creaforti, finds it is a logical conclusion: “Data is becoming increasingly commonplace. It’s been a long time selling subscriptions [but] it is the total package that you offer to your end customer [that really matters]. With the eSIM, I expect the first steps to be taken without question. In addition, swapping a SIM card  is becoming less relevant and is only a small part of the total service package that customers take from us. But I can see bigger benefits in the IoT market. “Roelof Zweytzer, Managing Director of Amnez Telecom, who is also in the IoT market agrees: For our IoT customers, the eSIM is very important and there is already an existing demand. For example, the SIM cards of one of our IoT customers are located a few meters below ground. You can imagine that this will be a huge expense if you need to replace a few thousand. “

Instant access to 150 operators

Ronald Horn, BTC’s director, said the arrival of the eSIM creates an important role for the business ICT reseller: “We need to ensure that our customers are connected to the right networks. These are not necessarily the cheapest but those that best respond to the needs of our customers. The remote over-the-air switching has the advantage that the customer always has a good coverage. We already deliver machine-to-machine SIM cards that provide operator-independence in the Netherlands and get the strongest signal. “Opening doors to foreign operators offers opportunities to customers, he thinks. But it also makes it more complex. Horn: “You will get one hundred fifty operators that you can connect to. This means increased choice for the customer. And for us the complexity to make sure everything works well.” Like the other parties, Horn agrees that the speed of development of the eSIM will be determined by the market. “Especially since the customer now becomes the owner of the SIM and the applications on the eSIM, instead of the operator. This gives the business reseller the freedom to integrate the eSIM into the customer’s infrastructure. This allows us to develop our own services for the customer and we can ensure collaboration. “

MFF eSIM (solderable)The differences in eSIM variants

There are actually two main types of eSIMs: an eSIM that is physically attached [soldered – pic to the left] to the device itself and a removable eSIM [that is just like your existing SIM – pic above]. With the attached variant soldered in the device, the smaller space occupied by the eSIM is a big advantage (no SIM slot required). The variant that can be removed is especially interesting for large corporate customers [with existing SIM slots]: they can switch operators to provision their devices with an electronic request once they have switched to the eSIM. Both types of eSIM provide the same remote provisioning [of operator profiles and applications].

Editor: Daniëlle Vogels, TBM

Translated from: https://issuu.com/magentapublishing/docs/2017_tbm_4

ASPIDER-NGI Presenting IoT & eSIM Charging

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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 Teraki. Teraki is an innovative leader in data reduction solutions.

ASPIDER-NGI is providing its new eSIM product to control the security and deployment of Teraki data reduction. Teraki supplies manufacturers and OEMs with software solutions that increase data transmission efficiency by a factor of 10-50. Their solutions also reduce 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 eSIMs Teraki is also able to provide global and cost efficient end-to-end data communication to a new set of customers.

More Data with Less Hardware

“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.”

4G Speeds on 2G Modem

“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. The result is almost like delivering 4G connectivity on a 2G modem!” Jan Mooijman CEO at ASPIDER-NGI added “Innovation is critical to our success. Clients like Teraki help us build solutions for a broader set of needs and also 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, provider subscriptions and private apps. ASPIDER-NGI eConnect products provides a modular approach that allows manufacturers and corporates to own and control their SIMs, and also 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 expertise you require, and deliver with the flexibility and agility you need to disrupt your market. ASPIDER-NGI delivers and supports voice, data, SMS, multi-IMSI and eSIM products and hence manage and connect billions of connections for IoT, MVNO and Corporate Mobile solutions. We have launched hundreds of clients, from traditional M2M and MVNO projects, to OTT and IoT OEM solutions for operators and corporates.

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 Oracle panel with Cisco and Minacs

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Orlando, FL: April 12 2016. ASPIDER-NGI participates on IoT panel with Cisco and Minacs.

IoT Monetization: Roles of Customers, Partners, Offers, Policies, and Revenues [Oracle Ref: BRKC1182]

Abstract: The Internet of Things numbers are impressive: $1.2 trillion from 12 billion mobile connected devices to the telco industry by 2020 (GSMA 2015). However, what does it really take to make money out of IoT? Will the money come from subscriptions or usage? Customers or partners? Consumers or enterprises? Will it be better to sell connectivity only, bundle it with cloud services and an IoT platforms, or provide end-to-end services? Should you create your own offerings or resell them? What are the most lucrative IoT services today? And tomorrow? Join this panel session and hear what Oracle Communications clients are doing to deliver and monetize innovative IoT services, and where they think the industry is going over the next few years.

  • David Cook, Vice President, Connected Car Solutions, Minacs
  • Chris Cottrell, Distinguished IT Engineer, Cisco Systems
  • David Traynor, Chief Marketing Officer, ASPIDER-NGI

ASPIDER-NGI delivers branded services for mobile network operators, helping them to improve customer engagements, provide better service delivery, and boost profitability. The company provides services to traditional mobile operators, MVNOs, MVNEs and Enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) channels to help them manage connectivity to drive loyalty and revenue.

 

About ASPIDER-NGI: ASPIDER-NGI allows mobile operators to engage their customers with compelling service plans, engaging promotions and innovative content, all designed to build loyalty and increase revenue. Our global solutions are delivered as-a-Service to reduce operational costs and reduce time to market.  ASPIDER-NGI is an operator independent supplier of innovative solutions for mobile voice, data and content requirements. Services are designed for rapid development of mobile revenue streams where clients use “configure on-demand” IaaS approaches based on ASPIDER-NGI Core Mobile network, OSS/BSS, Care and Billing. Over 100 clients have been launched around the world, from traditional M2M and MVNO projects, to OTT and IoT OEM solutions for consumer connectivity. For more information, visit www.aspider-ngi.com.

ASPIDER-NGI at MVNO World Congress

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Amsterdam, NL: April 14 2016. ASPIDER-NGI Presents at MVNO World Congress MVNE Innovation drives MVNO & IoT Growth

  • Disruption approaches – focus on new revenue sources
  • What are the infrastructure, services and applications for each sector?
  • Blending the revenue sources: airtime, OSS/BSS or value add
  • Value Add: Payment, Content, Control, Policy, Community, Identity, Security.
  • Social network integration from referrals to channel sales

ASPIDER-NGI delivers branded services for mobile network operators, helping them to improve customer engagements, provide better service delivery, and boost profitability. The company provides services to traditional mobile operators, MVNOs, MVNEs and Enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) channels to help them manage connectivity to drive loyalty and revenue.

 

About ASPIDER-NGI: ASPIDER-NGI allows mobile operators to engage their customers with compelling service plans, engaging promotions and innovative content, all designed to build loyalty and increase revenue. Our global solutions are delivered as-a-Service to reduce operational costs and reduce time to market.  ASPIDER-NGI is an operator independent supplier of innovative solutions for mobile voice, data and content requirements. Services are designed for rapid development of mobile revenue streams where clients use “configure on-demand” IaaS approaches based on ASPIDER-NGI Core Mobile network, OSS/BSS, Care and Billing. Over 100 clients have been launched around the world, from traditional M2M and MVNO projects, to OTT, eSIM and IoT OEM solutions for consumer connectivity. For more information, visit www.aspider-ngi.com.

ASPIDER-NGI Wins Innovation Award

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Netherlands & Boston: May 14, 2015 – ASPIDER-NGI, a leading supplier of as-a-Service mobile solutions, won the Business Innovation Award for Virtualising on demand ePC core at the ceremony in London this week. The Award was presented to Cisco, ASPIDER-NGI and Telindus for the delivery of innovative packet core services providing flexibility and service agility to scalable cloud-based mobile virtual network services. Receiving the award were Doug Webster (VP at Cisco) and David Traynor (CMO at ASPIDER-NGI) pictured below.

Jan Mooijman, CEO at ASPIDER-NGI commented “We are very pleased to be recognized for the work we have done in providing compelling and disruptive solutions for our clients. Our approach to virtualization is not just about NFV, but also the ability for us to deliver multi-tennant applications for our MVNO, MNO and IoT enterprise clients.”

The Global Telecoms Business Innovation event was preceeded by a summit at which ASPIDER-NGI participated in discussions on IoT and MVNE evolution.  The discussions featured Paul Garner, (BT), Rifat Oguz (Turkcell), Guillaume de Riberolles (Orange),  Peter Wirén (Volvo) and David Traynor (ASPIDER-NGI).

ASPIDER-NGI allows mobile operators to engage their customers with compelling service plans, engaging promotions and innovative content, all designed to build loyalty and increase revenue. Our global solutions are delivered as-a-Service to reduce operational costs and reduce time to market.  ASPIDER-NGI is an operator independent supplier of innovative solutions for mobile voice, data and content requirements. Services are designed for rapid development of mobile revenue streams where clients use “configure on-demand” IaaS approaches based on ASPIDER-NGI Core Mobile network, OSS/BSS, Care and Billing. Over 100 clients have been launched around the world, from traditional M2M and MVNO projects, to OTT and IoT OEM solutions for consumer connectivity.

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