M2M platform provider Jasper Wireless announced a technical partnership with Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) at MWC 2014 to deliver the world’s first commercial end-to-end solution for Global SIM. This will enable remote provisioning and managing of mobile operator credentials and policies for that single SIM anywhere in the world.
The joint solution will enable enterprises to deliver their connected devices worldwide by minimising the complexity involved in working with multiple operators across disparate regions.
Jasper and G&D together provide an integrated solution to address the challenges that come with deploying connected devices across mobile operator borders, including provisioning and re-provisioning the SIM remotely and automating billing, reporting, support and operational management processes.
The solution is based on the Jasper Global SIM software module, part of the cloud-based Jasper Platform used by 15 mobile operator groups to support more than 2,500 enterprises’ IoT deployments globally. Jasper Global SIM is integrated with the G&D SmartTrust AirOn platform, which manages SIMs and subscriptions Over-the-Air (OTA) and maintains the highest level of security.
The G&D solution covers both the backend secure data generation and management of the OTA download, and the SIM software, and includes subscription management for the lifecycle of the SIM, device information and easy management through an API.
“For the Internet of Things to live up to its explosive potential, interoperable global service with local support is the Holy Grail,” said Macario Namie, VP Marketing at Jasper.
“For many enterprises, their connected device business requires local service that meets regional regulations, performance standards and economic needs, yet in order to properly scale is streamlined over one standardized platform with a single SIM and single point of visibility and control. We’ve come together with G&D to offer what no-one else can – a single worldwide platform and single Global SIM with local service expressly designed for the mobile Internet of Things,” said Namie.
“G&D appreciates the partnership with Jasper, as this is the first integration into a commercial connected devices platform. Jasper has deep experience and proven success in meeting the demands of multi-national enterprises when it comes to IoT,” said Marianne Arosenius, Group Senior Vice President of G&D’s Server Software and Services Division.
“We are excited to bring our expertise in secure remote management of devices and SIMs together to offer a complete solution that is unrivalled in the market place in providing enterprises with everything they need to scale IoT deployments as well as easing the way for operators to deliver on the promise of enabling truly global connected device services.”
Integration is available now and is in use by joint customers on live commercial platforms, Jasper Wireless said.