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* Ericsson and Gemalto forge partnership to offer an integrated M2M solution
based on eUICC (embedded Universal Integrated Circuit Card) subscription
* The solution addresses operators' needs to meet enterprise requirements on
management of long M2M life cycles and sophisticated business process
* The solution comprises the Ericsson Device Connection Platform integrated
with the Gemalto Subscription Management Platform
The machine-to-machine (M2M) market is characterized by devices, being used in
business critical applications spread over large parts of the world and over
long life cycles. An example is smart metering or smart grid, where meters or
power stations are increasingly connected over mobile networks and
have life times measured in decades. The same applies to the automotive market,
where connected cars communicate via the mobile internet for various
applications from entertainment to telematics solutions. In these environments,
operators face a number of challenges.
M2M device makers today need to manage a number of variable parameters when
manufacturing and issuing their devices. Firstly, the country where the device
will be sold or the network they will connect to is not known. Secondly, the
UICC are at an increasingly pace soldered into devices at the manufacturing
stage. Finally, the durability of the device could imply a change in the
connectivity provider during its lifecycle. The combination of these factors
requires flexibility and openness in the subscription management.
To address these challenges, Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) and leading digital security
vendor Gemalto forge a partnership to provide Dynamic Device Subscription
The Ericsson-Gemalto partnership provides an integrated solution comprising the
Ericsson Device Connection and Gemalto Subscription Management Platforms. The
combination of platforms, fully operated, reduces complexity of M2M deployments
for mobile network operators and offers investment scalability. The solution
also remotely manages all kinds of devices without the need to change the eUICC
during the entire life cycle of a device. For operators, the partnership means
they get one integrated and streamlined M2M connectivity solution.
The solution will be demonstrated at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in
Barcelona, February 25th through 28th, in Ericsson's exhibition booth. In
addition M2M connectivity provider Telenor Connexion will demonstrate the
solution in the GSMA Connected City.
NOTES TO EDITORS
Gemalto is the world leader in digital security with 2011 annual revenues of €2
billion and more than 10,000 employees operating out of 74 offices and 14
Research & Development centers, located in 43 countries.
We are at the heart of the rapidly evolving digital society. Billions of people
worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank,
entertain and work - anytime, everywhere - in ways that are enjoyable and safe.
Gemalto delivers on their expanding needs for personal mobile services, payment
security, authenticated cloud access, identity and privacy protection,
eHealthcare and eGovernment efficiency, convenient ticketing and dependable
machine-to-machine (M2M) applications.
Gemalto develops secure embedded software and secure products which we design
and personalize. Our platforms and services manage these secure products, the
confidential data they contain and the trusted end-user services they enable.
Our innovations enable our clients to offer trusted and convenient digital
services to billions of individuals.
Gemalto thrives with the growing number of people using its solutions to
interact with the digital and wireless world.
For more information visit www.gemalto.com.
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