WirelessDevNet.com Press Release
NTT DOCOMO, Inc., the largest mobile network operator in Japan, has selected Giesecke & Devrient´s (G&D) subscription management solution for Japan’s first commercial eSIM (embedded SIM) service.
G&D supplies M2M SIMs and managed services to both download and switch between subscriptions on the SIM cards. With this global M2M solution, the DOCOMO eSIM service simplifies the deployment of machine-to-machine (M2M) devices, such as used in connected automobiles, industrial equipment and many more applications.
A wirelessly connected M2M product that can be shipped anywhere in the world, or can be switched from one subscription to another without shipping and physically replacing a SIM card is no longer a dream. Building on its leading smartcard technology and its software and services for managing SIM cards over the air, G&D offers a secure and flexible solution for remote, over-the-air, download and management of subscriptions on SIM cards in the field. This flexibility is provided without compromising the security necessary when managing the confidential subscription data of MNO partners.
“G&D is proud to be DOCOMO’s technology partner to bring this eSIM solution to market and enable more M2M devices and applications,” said Carsten Ahrens, Group Senior Vice President, Head of Telecommunication Industries division at Giesecke & Devrient. “We have leveraged our pioneering research and proven experience in secure remote management of subscription data on eSIMs to provide this cutting-edge solution, enabling MNOs to meet the demands of their M2M customers.”
G&D has been at the forefront of subscription management in the development of standards and specifications by the mobile industry. G&D is the market and opinion leader with proven products and services, and offers a solution designed to minimize the impact on existing SIM logistics and ordering processes already established by MNOs
About Giesecke & Devrient
Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) is a leading international technology provider headquartered in Munich, Germany. Founded in 1852, the Group has a workforce of over 11,660 employees and generated sales of approximately EUR 1.75 billion in the 2013 fiscal year. 58 subsidiaries and joint ventures in 32 countries ensure customer proximity worldwide.
G&D develops, produces, and distributes products and solutions in the payment, secure communication, and identity management sectors. G&D is a technology leader in these markets and holds a strong competitive position. The Group's customer base mainly comprises central and commercial banks, mobile network operators, business enterprises, governments, and public authorities. For more information, please visit: http://www.gi-de.com/