In an era marked by the rapid evolution of interconnected technologies, the demand for reliable and secure connectivity solutions for Internet of Things (IoT) devices has reached an unprecedented level. Enter Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) and Sony SI have united to introduce a revolutionary advancement in SIM technology. They have jointly revealed an innovative answer to the challenge – remote SIM provisioning (RSP) for integrated SIMs (iSIMs), poised to redefine the landscape for IoT devices.
Integrated SIMs (iSIMs) mark a significant stride in the realm of SIM technology, heralding a new era of simplicity, cost-efficiency, and boundless potential for IoT devices. Now, let us look into the pivotal advantages offered by these iSIMs and how they stand as a transformative force:
• IoT devices with iSIMs can now choose their preferred cellular networks over their long lifespans. This flexibility ensures that your device can always stay connected where and when it is needed.
• A recent whitepaper from Transforma Insights has hailed iSIMs as the most cost-effective solution throughout a device’s lifetime. This means more bang for your buck, whether you are a consumer or a business.
• With iSIMs, device profiles can be adjusted based on location. This simplifies global deployments and ensures that your IoT device operates optimally in different regions.
• RSP streamlines production, storage, and logistics. It makes everything more efficient, from manufacturing to getting the devices in the hands of users.
Security at Its Core
A remarkable aspect of this cutting-edge solution lies in its robust security measures. Within a system-on-a-chip (SoC), G+D’s secure SIM operating system (OS) finds its home in a tamper-resistant element (TRE), providing an unassailable shield for your device’s data and communications. Unlike conventional SIM cards or soldered eSIMs, iSIMs elevate security to an entirely new echelon.
But wait, there is more! iSIMs offer additional advantages that make them the ideal choice for IoT devices:
• iSIMs reduce device size and weight, making them cost-effective and perfect for compact IoT gadgets.
• These iSIMs are designed for optimized energy consumption, which improves the efficiency and longevity of IoT devices.
• The combination of isolated hardware and G+D’s secure SIM OS ensures high levels of security, protecting your data and privacy.
• With iSIMs, there is no need for soldering or inserting SIM cards, streamlining production and reducing costs.
• iSIMs support sustainability goals by reducing the number of hardware components needed, which is good news for the environment.
Perfect for IoT Devices
iSIMs are tailor-made for IoT devices, especially those that operate in low-power networks like NB-IoT or LTE-M. They find applications in various sectors including smart metering, agtech, healthcare, tracking and massive IoT.
G+D offers the AirOn360 central SIM management solution for efficient iSIM administration. It supports RSP of network operator-specific data and complies with GSMA standards. This gives IoT device operators the flexibility to choose mobile network providers, ensuring that your IoT devices are always connected to the best possible network.
Milestone in iSIM Technology
Bernd Müller, Head of Technology and Strategy in the connectivity & IoT business at G+D, rightly notes that this collaboration marks a significant stride in the ongoing evolution of iSIM technology. It is a testament to their commitment to driving SIM innovation and empowering customers to harness the full potential of the IoT with flexible and cost-effective connectivity.
Bright Future for IoT
Dima Feldman, VP Product Management & Marketing at Sony SI, sums it up perfectly. The iSIM is set to revolutionize the future of IoT, where everything is interconnected. This collaboration between Sony SI and G+D has resulted in a robust, straightforward and secure IoT connectivity management system that is poised to propel the market forward.
In a world where connectivity is key, iSIM technology is opening doors, reducing costs, enhancing security and taking IoT to the next level. The future is here and it is all about staying connected effortlessly and securely. Thanks to G+D and Sony SI, that future is closer than ever.
In an age of ever-expanding interconnectivity, Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) and Sony SI’s iSIM technology emerges as a game-changer. Offering flexibility, cost-efficiency and heightened security, iSIMs are poised to revolutionize IoT. This collaborative effort not only embraces the future but empowers it, marking a significant stride toward a more connected and secure world.