Simless Inc. Launches Digital Embedded SIM (eSIM) for IoT

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Simless and u-blox to offer new digital eSIM form factor to telcos and manufacturers

Creating the SIM digitally on an ARMv8-M embedded processor brings in all the benefits of ARM TrustZone, a proven security technology supporting applications such as e-banking and e-commerce on today’s smartphones.

Simless has launched a new fully digital form factor of the embedded SIM (eSIM). Simless’s eSIM enables cellular device manufacturers to incorporate eSIM technology without the burdensome cost and complexity of investing in eSIM hardware.

Instead of sourcing expensive MFF2 eSIM chips from SIM vendors, manufacturers can install Simless’s eSIM application directly onto the device processor. Once the Simless eSIM is running on the device, Simless can provision and manage the telco SIM profiles stored in the digital eSIM via its Subscription Management Platform, which follows the GSMA’s specifications for M2M / Internet of Things (IoT) and Consumer Remote Provisioning. With Simless’s eSIM technology, telcos can provision connectivity to cellular devices just as easily as other competing “SIM-free” technologies such as Sigfox and LoRA.

At ARM® TechCon Simless demonstrated its technology via a small robot vehicle that connects to various cellular networks whose SIM cards reside digitally on the device’s processor. The robot is outfitted with the LISA-U230 cellular module from u-blox, whose cellular modules are compatible with Simless technology off-the-shelf.

Simless Partner Feedback

“At u-blox, customer satisfaction is very important to us. The compatibility of Simless's digital embedded SIM with our modules gives our customers more choices and flexibility,” said Andreas Thiel, Co-Founder of u-blox. “Simless’s eSIM is open to all telcos and it provides a simple, low-cost alternative to hardware eSIMs that manufacturers can easily deploy.”

Simless utilizes ARM TrustZone® technology wherever possible to secure its eSIM.

“The IoT introduces a new set of device design parameters and installing an eSIM directly onto the processor is a more flexible solution that will save on cost and energy,” said Charlene Marini, vice president of segment marketing, ARM. “Creating the SIM digitally on an ARMv8-M embedded processor brings in all the benefits of ARM TrustZone, a proven security technology supporting applications such as e-banking and e-commerce on today’s smartphones.”

Simless is conducting IoT and smartphone pilots with several global telcos and their responses have been enthusiastic:

“Cellular networks offer the combination of greatest coverage and quality of service. Simless’s technology removes the major pain point for cellular IoT deployment: the pairing of a physical SIM card or eSIM chip with a device. Simless removes the hardware complexity inherent with SIM cards thereby helping to ensure cellular will be the go-to technology for IoT for years to come,” said Paul Bullock, Head of IoT, Jersey Telecom.

About Simless:

Founded in 2014 by former AT&T and Deutsche Telekom employees, Simless is a SIM card company specializing in digital embedded SIM (eSIM) solutions for telcos and cellular device manufacturers. Simless has successfully integrated its digital eSIM technology with all types of cellular devices including smartphones, wearables and IoT devices and is working with global telcos to help them effortlessly connect devices to their networks.

For more information please contact Simless at: 1.888.952.3653 or at hello(at)simless.com

Find us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter @simlessinc

About u-blox:

Swiss u-blox is a global leader in wireless and positioning semiconductors and modules for the automotive, industrial and consumer markets. u-blox solutions enable people, vehicles and machines to locate their exact position and communicate wirelessly over cellular and short range networks. With a broad portfolio of chips, modules and software solutions, u-blox is uniquely positioned to empower OEMs to develop innovative solutions for the Internet of Things, quickly and cost-effectively. With headquarters in Thalwil, Switzerland, u-blox is globally present with offices in Europe, Asia, and the USA.
(http://www.u-blox.com)

Find us on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter @ublox and YouTube

About Jersey Telecom:

Headquartered in the Channel Islands, JT (formerly Jersey Telecom), offers a range of world-class services expected of a Tier-1 enterprise provider for a domestic and global customer base. Services include: voice and data; consultancy; co-location; leading-edge data hosting; internet; security; cloud back-up; fixed and mobile technologies; eGaming; M2M; Cloud Services (IaaS); fully managed IT services; and wholesale solutions.

With over 120-years worth of heritage, JT today operates across 11 global locations, employing over 600 staff serving over 1 million global consumer subscribers and 2,177 active business customers.

Continued investment in the Channel Islands includes delivering a resilient off-island network, helping robustly connect them internationally and support their place on the global business stage. As a leading data hosting provider with 5 high specification data centres, JT offers facilities that are widely recognised as the CI’s largest, most secure and accredited (PCI-DSS; SOC; IOS27001).

JT has a vision to become the partner of choice for global telecommunications innovation and has built long-standing partnerships with some of the World’s leading communications businesses. Notably, JT holds Avaya Platinum Partner Status, is a member of Dimension Data’s One Cloud Alliance and is a certified Cisco ‘Advanced Collaboration Architecture Specialist’ Service Provider.

Find out more:
http://www.jtglobal.com
http://www.jtglobal.com/business
Twitter: @jt_business
LinkedIn: JT Group Limited

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