Gemalto is to provide its LinqUs On-Demand Connectivity (ODC) solution to Huawei's OceanConnect IoT platform to enable seamless connectivity through secure remote subscription provisioning. The two companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to this effect at Huawei Connect, Europe 2016.
Now, Huawei's customers and partners will be able to connect to any mobile operator of their choice, anytime and anywhere in the world. The partnership is designed to help accelerate service rollout, reduce integration cost, and increase revenue for businesses looking to adopt enterprise or consumer IoT applications, such as those used in smart cities, connected cars, and intelligent homes.
Gartner predicts that 6.4 billion objects will be connected in 2016, hitting 20.8 billion in 2020. On 1 September, 2016, Huawei launched its OceanConnect IoT platform with the aim of capitalising on this growing trend.
"Huawei is accelerating growth at full throttle in the cloud and IoT space. We have innovated and adopted various IoT solutions for multiple sectors, including smart homes, automotive, public utilities as well as oil and gas energy," said Zhang Qin, president of Huawei Cloud Core Network Marketing Execution at Huawei.
"With Gemalto's LinqUs On-Demand Connectivity integrated to Huawei's OceanConnect IoT platform, we will be able to fulfill the commitment of providing flexible, scalable IoT services to all our customers worldwide."
"Similar to Huawei, IoT is one of Gemalto's top priorities as we move further into the digital age. We believe the partnership will open a new chapter of close collaboration and knowledge exchange between the two companies," said Suzanne Tong-Li, President, Greater China & Korea at Gemalto.
Huawei OceanConnect is an open ecosystem with the IoT connection management platform as its core. With open APIs and serial agents, it accelerates application release, simplifies terminal access, and ensures network connection. In addition, it provides one-stop services for partners including all kinds of technical support, marketing support and commercial cooperation.
With more than 170 released APIs, over 200 integrated devices and sensors, and more than 80 partners, Huawei OceanConnect Ecosystem provides solutions for connected car, smart home, public utility, gas & energy and other fields.