SoftBank officially goes LIVE with Gemalto’s Remote Subscription Management Platform, enabling secure connectivity for all consumer devices
SoftBank officially goes
LIVE with Gemalto’s Remote Subscription Management Platform,
enabling secure connectivity for all consumer devices
In April, SoftBank selected Gemalto’s On-Demand Subscription (ODC) platform to connect both
consumer and industrial IoT devices in Japan and beyond. We are happy
to announce that the ODC platform for consumer devices has gone live,
enabling consumers to connect their eSIM-enabled secondary devices to
SoftBank’s mobile network without tethering.
Gemalto’s ODC platform is fully compliant with GSMA
standards, and can be used in conjunction with any consumer devices
featuring eSIM technology.
SoftBank users can now enjoy direct internet
connectivity for the latest eSIM-enabled smart watches, fitness
wearables, and many other mobile devices that traditionally relied on a
smartphone for connection.
In the future, eSIM will become the default
identification module for all cellular IoT devices. Together with an
ODC platform, mobile service providers can easily provision
connectivity for these IoT devices and remotely manage their
connections.Gemalto has delivered eSIM subscription management servers to mobile
network operators across different regions, from North America to
Europe and Asia – more than 50 subscription management solutions for
both consumer and machine-to-machine (M2M) applications have been
successfully deployed so far.
For the consumer space, our partnerships with operators include
Softbank andTelefonica, as well as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs)
like Samsung, Limmex,Microsoft, and Lenovo. In particular, Gemalto participated in the launch of
Samsung’s Gear smart watches through TIM Italy and Orange France.
With the smart devices, mobile operators need an open platform
regulated by GSMA for OEMs. Since the inception of eSIM, Gemalto is
committed to achieving this industry vision. Today, Gemalto is the only fully GSMA SAS-SM1
certified supplier providing a proven, robust and secure environment
for commercial launches, which involve remote SIM provisioning
1The GSMA’s Security Accreditation
Scheme (SAS) enables MNOs to assess the security of their UICC &
eSIM suppliers, and of their eSIM Subscription Management (SM) service