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.
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
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
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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.
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.
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.
G+D offers wearables device manufacturers the ability to enable your existing or in-development device, virtually eliminating go-to market blockers.
“Trusted Application Kit” is a mobile application security framework that provides proactive app security, not only during runtime but afterwards with detailed feedback.
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.
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.
Press Release | Feb 2020
NTT DOCOMO, INC. Japan's largest mobile network operator, has launched "Kids Keitai SH-03M", a new mobile phone especially for children. The devices produced by DOCOMO and SHARP use eSIM technology from G+D Mobile Security for their connectivity.