New module-software embedded SIM technology significantly reduces time to market, complexity, and total cost of ownership.
Telit and Tele2 global enablers of the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced the introduction of Telit simWISE, a first-of-its-kind cellular module-embedded technology.
The new technology can act as a replacement or complement for manufacturers of cellular-connected devices using traditional SIM card and tray. Manufacturers of connected products that choose to embed Telit IoT modules with this technology can expect reduced manufacturing costs and improved customer experience across all verticals and markets.
The module-software embedded SIM technology is essential to the mass-rollout of Cellular IoT technology, in particular LPWA offerings such as LTE-M and NB-IoT. This initial release of simWISE for mass market 2G devices is the first step in Telit’s roadmap to deliver a broad set of innovative technologies related to embedded connectivity that will expand across the product portfolio. Telit’s ability to offer the industry’s broadest portfolio of both integrated products and services, and Tele2 IoT’s best-in-class connectivity solution, allows the companies for the first time to provide the market with the enhanced value proposition of simWISE that reduces the total cost of ownership and improves the connection lifecycle management features of IoT deployments across the globe.
The technology alleviates several issues in regard to connection lifecycle management of IoT-connected devices:
- Design constraints and reliability of removable SIM and tray
- High logistic costs associated with control, stock, and shipping of pre-provisioned SIM cards
- Significant switching costs created by physical visits to swap SIM cards and network profiles
Alon Segal, CTO of Telit, says:
“As the M2M/IoT market continues to mature, devices will continue to get less expensive and smaller, making it easier for enterprises to harness the business-growing potential of IoT. simWISE is a step in that direction. Removal of the SIM card from product design dramatically reduces the time to market, complexity, and total cost of ownership of IoT devices.”
“We have a strong partnership with Telit from both commercial and technology aspects and we share the same vision about the ecosystem. simWISE will simplify and streamline manufacturing, logistics and onboarding. Tele2 IoT will always be on the frontline of new IoT technologies and solutions,” says Stephen Bryant, CTO of Tele2 IoT.
The benefits of simWISE for users and manufacturers of cellular-connected devices are numerous. Device manufacturers can expect lower total cost of ownership, the ability to quickly swap mobile network operators, improved product reliability, and a single SKU for connected products that can operate on a global scale. Users can expect an improved and streamlined experience that replaces today’s confusing and laborious physical SIM provisioning process.
The first Telit cellular modules to include this technology are the GE910 V3, the GL865 V3/V3.1, and the GE866, which enable reliable, secure, and cost effective GSM/GPRS connectivity.