ENTERPRISE IOT, DEVICES
Hologram | February 23, 2023
Hologram, the industry-leading cellular connectivity platform for the Internet of Things, has introduced the next-generation Hyper SIM with network fallback functionality. The global eUICC SIM integrates directly with leading carriers in the United States and Canada, enabling network fallback to maintain device connectivity intelligently.
While millions of IoT devices utilize global roaming agreements for cost-effective global access, increasing international connectivity restrictions and specific IoT connectivity requirements, traditional SIMs with roaming profiles no longer suffice for IoT. Next-gen Hyper SIM provides direct access to carriers in the US and Canada, ensuring operator-guaranteed connectivity for global IoT deployments. With native profiles, Hyper SIM provides high-performance IoT connectivity for industrial robotics, video streaming, autonomous drones, and more.
In addition to performance, IoT applications such as payment processing, security monitoring, and micromobility, among others, require continuous connectivity resistant to network failures. Therefore, the next-generation Hyper SIM incorporates network fallback, an intelligent profile management agent that switches eUICC profiles automatically when native connectivity is unavailable.
With network fallback, Hyper SIMs can connect to high-performance native profiles as their primary connectivity source without compromising the advantages of multi-carrier and route redundancy provided by global roaming profiles.
Ben Forgan, Co-Founder and CEO of Hologram, shared, "When we launched Hyper in 2020, we turned connectivity into software, offering the first eUICC IoT global SIM." He added, "We're bringing that innovation to the next level to address the needs of the sophisticated IoT applications we're seeing today. Whether streaming video or autonomous drones, the next generation of Hyper gives connected devices the low latency delivered from native performance with the reliability and flexibility of global roaming they now require."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Hologram empowers innovators worldwide to build the future. The company provides cellular connectivity, software, and support to connect and manage IoT devices anywhere in the world. With its Hyper IoT SIM cards, IoT devices enjoy superior performance backed by eUICC technology designed to last the lifetime of deployments. The company's streamlined tools allow teams to make data-driven decisions and manage operations easily. Its dashboard shows device performance, manages spend, and equips teams for the future, all in one place.
Sierra Wireless | February 01, 2023
On January 31, 2023, Sierra Wireless, one of the leading IoT solutions providers, introduced the Smart Connectivity Premium and extended coverage in the U.S. with eUICC specifications.
GSMA eSIM, the specification for eUICC, designs this connectivity across the globe with various technologies. If service becomes unreachable, it will switch between networks and profiles in about 190 countries, including the three leading carrier networks in the U.S.
Principal Analyst at Juniper Research, Scarlett Woodford, said, “eUICC software allows for increased flexibility in consumer and industrial use cases, with both sectors benefiting from the enhanced network coverage realized by eSIM connectivity. Within the IoT space, a connected device benefits from the same level of coverage whilst roaming as it would when connected to its local network. IoT stakeholders will benefit from the profile swap and localization abilities afforded by eSIM technology. That is, eSIMs will allow roaming devices to download local profiles, enabling logistics managers to monitor these profiles remotely.”
(Source – Business Wire)
Senior Vice President of Ecosystem Development at Kigen, Jean-Philippe Betoin, said, “Sierra Wireless has been a valued partner of Kigen for many years. This new offering enables customers to access more networks via Kigen eSIM, enabling future-proofed IoT managed connectivity for global applications. With industrial IoT increasingly becoming business-critical, resilient connectivity options are essential.”
(Source – Business Wire)
Vice President of Semtech’s IoT Connected Services Group, Ross Gray, said, “Using eUICC capabilities for expanded network access and coverage further strengthens Sierra Wireless’ global IoT managed connectivity offering for customers. Sierra Wireless’ Smart Connectivity service simplifies how customers connect and manage their deployments. With one global SIM, it accelerates IoT time-to-market, ensures resilient global coverage, maximizes uptime, reduces operational costs, and provides IoT customers with seamless expansion into new markets with access to over 600 partner networks in over 190 countries. Now, thanks to our partnerships with the leading U.S. carriers, it also offers expanded coverage in the United States as well.”
(Source – Business Wire)
About Sierra Wireless
Sierra Wireless, a subsidiary of Semtech Company, is one of the leading IoT solution providers in the world, connecting network services, devices, and software. It offers technology solutions for wireless cellular modules, integrated embedded processing, open-source applications, 4G cloud-managed LTE routers, eSIMs, and 5G vehicle routers. It has about 200 patents in wireless technologies from about 600 partner networks. It empowers businesses with connectivity, connects devices with data, and provides real-time and accurate insights.
KORE Wireless | January 06, 2023
Kore, a provider of Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity and solutions, is using Amazon Web Services (AWS) to simplify the deployment, management, and security of large-scale IoT systems. Its OmniSIM SAFE connectivity solution is an eSIM that uses the GSMA IoT SIM Applet for Secure End-to-End standard to enable device manufacturers and IoT providers to use the SIM as a root of trust to protect IoT data communications. With the AWS-integrated OmniSIM SAFE solution, Kore is making it easier for device manufacturers and IoT providers to take advantage of the power of an eSIM with its added layer of security.
"IoT is positioned to grow exponentially through this decade as organizations seek ways to optimize and streamline operations. An estimated 75 billion devices are expected to be connected by 2030, but with those connected devices comes a unique set of challenges. IoT security can be an area of concern across industries due to a lack of standardization and a fragmented ecosystem – this broadened landscape of devices exposes more security attack surfaces in kind. We are proud to deliver innovation in IoT security by using AWS."
KORE President and CEO Romil Bahl
"We are incredibly proud of KORE's leadership in the eSIM space and could not be more excited about the power of their technology powered by AWS and the Energy Web stack. We are on the cusp of a digital revolution for energy systems across the world; technologies like these must be deployed at scale in order for governments and corporations around the world to achieve decarbonization targets by 2030."
Jesse Morris, CEO of Energy Web Foundation
AWS IoT Core connects with the SIM to simplify secure device provisioning and management, as well as message routing to AWS services. The solution supports zero-touch provisioning, enabling devices to be paired with the cloud with minimal physical intervention. Kore's OmniSIM SAFE connectivity solution leverages AWS IoT Core and the GSMA IoT SIM Applet for Secure End-to-End standards to offer an easy, secure, and reliable way of connecting and provisioning devices.
KORE is a pioneer, a leader, and a trusted advisor in the Internet of Things (IoT) space. By making IoT less complicated, we give organizations of all sizes the tools they need to improve their operational and business results. Our deep IoT knowledge and experience, global reach, purpose-built solutions, and quick and flexible deployment speed up and have a big impact on the business outcomes of our customers.