China Mobile in IoT deal with Cubic Telecom, Valid
The new partnership will allow Chinese customers to have access to eSIM technology
Global connectivity solutions provider Cubic Telecom, China Mobile and eSIM solution provider Valid have announced a partnership to deliver LTE connectivity enablement to global internet of things (IoT) customers in China.
Under this new partnership the companies will provide eSIM technology, which makes LTE connectivity and subscription management easier for IoT device makers. The new partnership was announced during the Mobile World Congress Shanghai.
The partnership combines Cubic Telecom’s IoT connectivity platform with China Mobile’s connected car platform. The companies said they have successfully tested and demonstrated a fully compliant subscription management swap procedure in China between their respective systems.
“The relationship with our companies simplifies, strengthens and propels the LTE connectivity ecosystem throughout China, and this industry-first capability holds the potential to benefit all IoT OEMs,” said Barry Napier, CEO of Cubic Telecom. “This provides a unique eSIM product reference that can now be localized in China according to both global industry standard and to local requirements.”
Following this new partnership, IoT device makers and service providers can use Cubic Telecom’s global eSIM and global subscription management service to securely enable China Mobile LTE connectivity for their telematics and infotainment devices in China, the companies said.
“The integration of eSIM platforms paves the way for accelerated innovation across the China Mobile network,” said Weibing, deputy general manager of China Mobile Government and Enterprise Service Company.
“The integration between Cubic Telecom’s IoT service platform, Valid eUICC & Subscription Management technology, and China Mobile LTE Network will enable IoT OEMs, device makers and service providers to embrace a seamless connectivity experience in China,” Carlos Affonso D’Aburquerque, CEO of Valid, said.
In other IoT news, China Mobile and Japanese operator NTT DoCoMo have jointly developed a multi-vendor embedded subscriber identity module (eSIM) system within their commercial environments based on the GSMA’s Remote Provisioning Architecture for Embedded UICC3.1 (GSMAv3.1) standard.