eSIM management: Smart and flexible connectivity
The world is changing fast. And the automotive industry even faster. Digitalization and evolving mobility requirements bring new innovations to market. The driving force behind this revolution: connectivity. But how do we make sure that the components we build today will be compliant with global regulations and the wider connectivity ecosystem of tomorrow? The answer is simple: eSIM management.
The connected car brings decisive change to the automotive industry. Automakers today are incorporating features into the car that reach far beyond even the inventive imaginations of Carl Benz and Henry Ford. New worlds are opening up for drivers and passengers, enriching the consumer experience and above all the driving experience.
This brave new world also brings with it risks, as more and more vehicle components are managed electronically. What about hackers and security vulnerabilities? Awareness and fear of potential dangers are especially acute when it comes to the driverless vehicle.
Though it’s still unclear when autonomous vehicles will be in widespread use, manufacturers the world over are already working to address these issues. Experimental vehicles, pilot programs, and tests have been deployed. And so far, one thing is clear: eSIM-based technology is one of the best ways to secure automotive IT. With eSIMs, OEMs can effectively deploy security and anti-hacking features and updates. And by doing so, reduce possible threats and impacts from external breaches.
eSIM management: What managing a vehicle is all about
With our eSIM management solutions, consumers and OEMs can stay connected all the time, at the same time. Drivers and passengers can use their smartphones simply and conveniently, enjoying seamless private connectivity to streaming music services such as Apple CarPlay.
OEMs can utilize our connectivity function to enable eCall and telematic services. What’s more, our eSIM management solution protects vehicles throughout their lifecycles by providing highly secure over-the-air access for updates.
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Flexible connectivity management
Dual SIM Dual Active (DSDA) allows carmakers to deliver the reliable security, privacy, performance, and convenience that consumers demand. New usage and business models open up, enabling you to offer unique, integrated services directly to consumers. Providing a convenient digital experience helps build customer trust.
For car manufacturers, this goes beyond technology. With our solutions, OEMs can position their brands for the future – and thereby increase customer loyalty, improve user experience, and grow their businesses.
A convenient and secure digital user experience is the maxim in the new era. DSDA automatically identifies and connects mobile data plans quickly, securely, and seamlessly, with no delays. The eSIM activates when a driver enters the vehicle and de-activates when she leaves.
Shared mobility services, such as car-sharing or vehicle rental services, are gaining in popularity. Users expect these types of cars to also instantly recognize and securely connect to their private data plans. Your solutions must make it easy for customers to use their streaming services in every vehicle.
As personalized experiences in the digital age become standard, media use also changes. Streaming is increasingly replacing the classic in-car radio. Consumers expect media and infotainment continuity across devices. Our solutions enable OEMs to offer this to their customers.
Wireless data reception and signal quality are also important cornerstones of the digital experience. DSDA uses the external car antenna, thereby providing the best possible connection. Consumers will be delighted because being online in the car won’t automatically mean battery drain. The external car antenna also spells good news for 5G, which uses extremely high-frequency millimeter wave bands that could have trouble penetrating through car windows. With DSDA, the future is always connected.
AirOn: Our eSIM platform
The AirOn platform is our comprehensive solution for managing automotive eSIMs and subscriptions over the air (OTA). It ensures global coverage and allows a fast change between subscriptions as required by legislative rules, for example ERA-GLONASS.
The platform covers both the eSIM software and the backend. With AirOn, mobile operators can offer a consolidated toolbox to OEMs and enterprises for managing SIMs and devices over the entire lifecycle – from activation to subscription and policy management to deactivation.
Automotive OEMs, in turn, can manage OTA services via AirOn. It also lets end users remotely activate devices as well as add or remove services at their convenience. This reduces the need for customer service intervention.
With eSIM management, OEMs can also lower the total cost of ownership by preventing roaming costs.
Only by mastering the integration between mobility and the vehicle can car manufacturers offer an autonomous, always-connected driving experience.
With its increasing number of connected vehicles, the automotive industry in particular stands to benefit from eSIM technology.
eSIM will have the biggest impact on IoT and drive its spread. And connected vehicles will be part of this revolution. Our eSIM technology leads the market and covers both classic as well as the latest use cases.
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