Connecting and securing consumer devices

With every new device, device manufacturers not only are expected to deliver better, faster, and sleeker features enabling new and innovative services, they also need to meet increasingly complex security requirements. At the same time, fierce price competition drives the optimization of their processes and cost structures.

A once simple product is becoming a highly-evolved service ecosystem

Smartphones are turning into personal assistants. They act as central hubs to connect services, wearables and consumer IoT devices. As markets mature and replacement cycles lengthen, smartphone volume growth is slowing. At the same time, the market for IoT is diversifying and growing; technologies are evolving. Consumers expect fast access to new devices with the latest technologies – from AI to AR, from 5G to biometrics. As a result, device makers are expected to maintain fast innovation and launch cycles despite slowing replacement intervals.


Facts and figures


The path to 2023 for device makers – The future impact of market trends and standards

In the device manufacturing world, the last five years have seen a technological explosion of new connectivity and security standards, new devices and new services, and shows no indication of slowing down. Rather, the pace of change is set to increase over the next few years. Explore how future technologies, market trends and evolving connectivity standards will impact device production over the next few years.

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Combatting fading differentiation

More and more crucial innovation happens "under the hood”. But key differences invisible to the naked eye leave customers reluctant to invest and buy into new model offerings. Communicating and spotlighting new value propositions to consumers is becoming harder as the more obvious design differentiation in the market fades.

Competitive with an owned ecosystem and value-added services

Continuous, fast-paced innovation for annual flagship launches no longer is a recipe for success. It’s becoming more and more difficult to convince consumers to upgrade their devices. As a result, new business models take different approaches.

Secure value-added services delivered in an owned ecosystem promise opportunities for differentiation and monetization. But to stand out against competitors, device makers must deploy and maintain their critical value-added services over the full life cycle of their devices.

Optimize to counter pressure from price competition

Gross margins come under more and more pressure as price competition heats up. To remain competitive, device makers optimize their processes, their supply chain, and cost structures. At the same time, they are working on ensuring the perfect level of security and customer privacy as well as offering easy identity management and authentication - not only to build customer trust, but also to protect their image and brand.

Be the creator of a secure customer experience
Secure and convenient-to-use connected consumer devices are indispensable for nurturing the trust consumers need to accept and use security-sensitive services, such as payment, identification, access, and transport. Offering robust, easy-to-manage device security that gives consumers an empowering user experience is a strong source of differentiation.

Device-first consumers create new opportunities

In the not so recent past, consumers picked their carrier and then chose their device from the carrier’s list of subsidized offers. Today, many consumers select their mobile device first – creating exciting opportunities for device makers.

Easy onboarding and provisioning as well as secure connectivity and flexibility are key enablers for device makers ready to deploy their devices and services directly to consumers in a global market.


8 Device maker challenges conquered with eSIM and converged solutions

Learn how implementing converged and eSIM solutions can help device makers to optimize every step of their business processes, from supply chain and manufacturing to end user satisfaction while maintaining customer and data security. We explore the top eight key issues facing device makers today.

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How G+D Mobile Security benefits device makers

G+D is your connected partner with expertise to rely on. With decades of experience in secure digital solutions, G+D Mobile Security is here to help you master the challenges ahead and turn them into opportunities.


Managing identities for device makers

The key to secure innovation

Our experience shows managing and securing connected devices requires a digital identity for each and every device. Secure ID management gives you the freedom to innovate, and customize your hardware while making it part of a secure solution. We help you secure and protect digital identities throughout their entire life cycle.

Want to stand out? Bring your use case; we bring our expertise
With decades of experience in secure digital solutions, we have paved the way from physical SIMs to eSIMs. These core competencies can be transferred and tailored to your use cases as you strive for differentiation. Profit from the strongest available device security and reduced complexity for both your consumers and you as manufacturer.

Protecting your identity journey – every step of the way

Onboarding

Securely create and assign IDs, and let users choose their communication service provider for your device. To guarantee best-in-class protection, load our secure OS solution at any time during the manufacturing process

Provisioning

Our eSIM management platform lets you send all relevant ID files, from keys to subscriptions, securely over the air. OS update capabilities protect users and their data with the latest security

Usage

Fully operational devices translate into around-the-clock convenience for consumers and into ongoing work for you. Our solutions ensure secure device operation with continuous identity and data protection

Management

We help you to manage regular updates, new security features, and applications safely, while protecting all data transmissions

Discontinuation Renewal

Manage the lifecycle of connected devices and reverse logistics: remote IDs, terminate access rights, delete sensitive datadelete sensitive data, and deactivate devices remotely


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It's all about managing identities

Keep up with user expectations and offer innovative and secure services with the support of the experienced leader in digital solutions, G+D Mobile Security.


Key solutions for device makers

Maximize your business ingenuity and securely keep up with evolving user expectations and digital lifestyles. This is the start of your identity journey.

Satisfy expectations around service speed and security

Onboarding    Provisioning    Usage    Management    Discontinuation

Securing fast service access on all types of connected personal devices, G+D's end-to-end device connectivity solution gives you a robust out-of-the-box eSIM management solution compliant with the latest GSMA standards.

  Explore the possibilities of eSIM management

Embedded secure elements

Onboarding    Provisioning    Usage    Management    Discontinuation

eSE solutions are tiny powerhouses that make your devices secure, reliable, and trustworthy. They provide secure management all the way from the onboarding process to discontinuation and even refurbishment.

  Find out what embedded secure elements can do for you

Wearables solutions for device makers

Onboarding    Provisioning    Usage    Management    Discontinuation

G+D offers wearables device manufacturers the ability to enable your existing or in-development device, virtually eliminating go-to market blockers.

  Find out how G+D can fast track your wearables deployment

Application security

Onboarding    Provisioning    Usage

“Trusted Application Kit” is a mobile application security framework that provides proactive app security, not only during runtime but afterwards with detailed feedback.

  Meet TAK, the SDK for apps with enhanced security

News highlights

G+D Mobile Security uncovers why eSIM technology will soon conquer the mass market

Press Release | May 2019

eSIM technology, which has been used successfully in industrial machine-to-machine communication (often considered Internet of Things) for many years and continues to grow dramatically, is set to conquer the consumer mass market. G+D Mobile Security lists below five clear signs that eSIM is on the verge of a broad breakthrough.

  Find out more about eSIM developments

New converged solution by G+D Mobile Security integrates SIM and other security applications on a single chip

Press Release | February 2019

Giesecke+Devrient Mobile Security has developed a new solution that enables the integration of multiple security applications on a single security chip, e.g. for mobile connectivity, mobile payment, transit and other security applications. G+D will be presenting its solution for the first time at Mobile World Congress 2019.

  Read about our new converged solution

LG counts on G+D Mobile Security for mobile payment services

Press Release | July 2019

LG's contactless mobile payment system has gone live with LG Pay in the US. We are proud to support LG with such an implementation. The CONVEGO® CloudPay service from G+D Mobile Security enables deployment, provisioning and lifecycle management of digitized payment cards.

  Find out more about this OEM Pay solution

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