Ericsson and Giesecke & Devrient have formed a partnership to deliver end-to-end remote SIM management services – a key part of providing M2M and Internet of Things services. The services will be delivered through Ericsson's M2M/IoT Device Connection Platform (DCP) and G&D's subscription management platform SmartTrust AirOn.
The integration of the two platforms will enable the remote provisioning and management of embedded SIM profiles and policies within a highly secure process. As a result, DCP-hosted operators will be able to manage embedded SIM connectivity remotely as part of global Internet of Things/M2M solutions, and will be well positioned to develop innovative partnerships in these areas with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), Ericsson said.
At the same time, enterprises and OEMs can manage embedded SIM devices across multiple operators and regions throughout the complete device life cycle, from manufacturing to phase-out. The services will be delivered in accordance with the GSMA's industry-standard Embedded SIM Specification.
The proof of concept for Ericsson and G&D's offering was recently demonstrated at the Asia IoT Business Platform event held in Jakarta, Indonesia, on 25 and 26 August 2015. The demonstration, which also included change of subscription between two different M2M connectivity platforms, was presented with DCP-hosted operator Indosat, member of Ooredoo Group, and one of its partner operators.