G+D`s Mobile Security eSIM Management Solution Enables DOCOMO to Launch World’s First eSIM Powered Android Tablet
Munich (Germany), June 28, 2017 – G+D Mobile Security provides NTT DOCOMO, INC., Japan’s leading mobile network operator, with its eSIM management solution, enabling the launch of the world’s first Android tablet with an embedded SIM (eSIM) for consumers. This Android tablet is the first mass-market product worldwide which allows customers to benefit from the GSMA eSIM management technology.
An eSIM enabled device makes the handling at the Point-of-Sale (PoS) smooth, fast and easy. Subscribers will be freed from having to insert conventional SIM cards into their devices, thereby enhancing the overall user experience. G+D Mobile Security’s eSIM management platform AirOn, a GSMA RSP (Remote SIM Provisioning) phase 2 compliant solution, is connected to DOCOMO’s backend system.
“This launch is a very important step forward for G+D Mobile Security and the entire telecommunications industry,” stated Carsten Ahrens, CEO of G+D Mobile Security. “It proves that our investment in eSIM management technology is going to bear fruit for consumers since they are now able to benefit from this user-friendly technology.”
The RSP-compatible SIM card is already integrated into the tablet device during manufacturing. When purchasing the tablet at a DOCOMO retail store, it can be immediately linked to the customer in the DOCOMO backend by scanning a barcode on the outside of the device package. All the customer has to do is to switch on the tablet and follow a few installation steps, to be online and connected in a short amount of time. In the background, G+D Mobile Security’s AirOn service will automatically load DOCOMO’s eSIM profile onto the SIM.
G+D Mobile Security’s eSIM platform is based on the second version of the GSMA RSP specification, addressing the specific needs of consumer devices: Users of consumer devices want to decide which profiles should be available and easily activated. An integrated user interface processes end user requests and initiates the eSIM profile download. G+D Mobile Security provides device vendors with the required software and thus helps reduce time to market for eSIM enabled devices.
Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) is a global security technology group headquartered in Munich, Germany. Founded in 1852, the Group has a workforce of 11,300 employees and generated sales of approximately EUR 2,1 billion in the 2016 fiscal year. 72 subsidiaries and joint ventures in 32 countries ensure customer proximity worldwide.
G+D develops, produces, and distributes products and solutions in the payment, secure communication, and identity management sectors. G+D is a technology leader in these markets and holds a strong competitive position. The Group’s customer base mainly comprises central and commercial banks, mobile network operators, business enterprises, governments, and public authorities. For more information, please visit: www.gi-de.com.