AT&T (News - Alert) recently announced that it will enhance its single worldwide SIM solution for wireless enabled global products with AirOn technology. With the use of AirOn technology, AT&T will make it easy for manufacturers of connected consumer and machine-to-machine (M2M) devices to benefit from easy access to a global platform that provides support for service management, application development, a variety of professional services, in addition to product support.
The AirOn technology, which will be provided by Giesecke & Devrient (News - Alert) (G&D), has been developed as an end-to-end solution for securing the management of subscription credentials on embedded M2M SIMs over-the-air. The new provision will be delivered as part of the AT&T system.
In a statement, Chris Penrose, senior vice president, emerging devices, AT&T, said that, “With the introduction of our new single worldwide SIM solution and the ability to provision over the air, we’re giving our device makers the convenience of coverage around the globe, while also enabling enhanced global services like local telecom.”
The AT&T single worldwide SIM solution along with AT&T Control Center - a world-class service management platform which is powered by Jasper Wireless (News - Alert), will make it easy for M2M and connected device service providers to manage their global wireless device deployment and operations. The platform will provide the service providers with access to an advanced range of diagnostic tools, smart process automation, and AT&T billing solutions.
Dr. Klaus Vedder, Giesecke & Devrient’s Group SVP, said that, “We’re seeing a trend towards integrating SIM cards at an earlier point in the value chain, when mobile devices are produced. By utilizing AirOn technology in its single SIM offering, AT&T will be able to supply customers with the service flexibility they demand.”
AT&T’s single worldwide SIM solution will allow corporations to use a local or in-country network when abroad, thus ensuring an efficient distribution of all their connected consumer devices and (M2M) products. The company also offers global wireless access across more than 200 countries via roaming agreements with carriers across the globe. Manufacturers are thus saved the trouble of working through multiple connectivity agreements by themselves.
Using the AirOn technology device, makers can easily connect via just one SIM card around the world, and can access multiple mobile networks and services.
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Edited by Brooke Neuman