ConnectedYou and achelos partner to deliver a future proof global IoT roll out to enterprises
The aim is to create and deliver an open ecosystem of IoT connectivity globally giving enterprises freedom to choose and switch between connectivity providers in real time with the insurance of real time migration in future.
This partnership delivers seamless cellular connectivity service based on Remote SIM Provisioning (RSP) and eSIM technology, making connectivity and subscription management easier for enterprises. This enables connected services for a variety of use cases covering smart cities, precision farming, logistics, asset tracking, utilities and other sectors. The partnership creates a smooth and swift on-boarding process for Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) or Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) to get into the CY eco-system, enabling connectivity for the existing customer base within CY. The service is available for customers using ConnectedYou eSIMs in both plugin and embedded formats. Via the ConnectedYou web console or APIs, customers can remotely download SIM profiles over the air from a selection of pre-integrated MNOs. The selection, and possibly change, of MNO is then a matter of remote configuration. This represents a major step for enterprises who have, or seek to procure, multiple service providers, granting them full independence to expand their services after rollout.
“Through this partnership, we successfully met a critical milestone in our vision of creating a seamless and independent orchestration layer for IoT connectivity. achelos’ RSP solution powered with CY’s IoT service platform allows quick onboarding of MNOs and MVNOs in our eco-system, enabling a plethora of connectivity options for CY’s customers. IoT connectivity is chosen by customers based on varying combinations of geography, price, time-to-market and network stability and the only way to enable open choices is to decouple connectivity from the hardware - which is exactly what we have achieved”, said Arun Shankar, Chief Operations Officer, ConnectedYou.
“The partnership offers customers of ConnectedYou a greater flexibility to successfully tailor the business models to meet the end user demand. Our truly SIM vendor independent solution compliant with the latest release of GSMA specifications is the right choice for the customers and partners looking to offer lifecycle management services for embedded SIMs (eSIM). achelos is the right partner with a very strong expertise in the (e)SIM management technology for someone who is looking to build an independent service offering involving eSIM technology, both fully compliant with GSMA specifications or tailored to meet specific requirements“, said Kathrin Asmuth, Managing Partner of achelos.
In the IoT industry, enterprises often need multiple suppliers for their IoT projects since a single supplier may not be the best fit for all needs globally. A multiple-suppliers strategy leads to delayed time-to-market due to the large number of commitments, contracts and integrations needed. Moreover, as use cases and technology evolve it leaves no option to switch or migrate to a more suitable supplier in the future, creating a lock-in for the devices in the field. In the IoT industry, the opportunity to have truly global, high quality & diverse options of connectivity on a single SIM hardware, enabled by the Subscription Management Platform boosts the usage of cellular connectivity for IoT use cases across all verticals.