Every year during the holidays, hundreds of thousands of people around the world unwrap a new smartphone and are eager to use it right away. “To make that possible, unique identifying information has to be assigned to each device so it can authenticate itself and connect to a network. With the latest phones on the market, users no longer need to buy a separate SIM card. If the phone has an embedded SIM (eSIM), activation is easy and can be done remotely when the phone is first switched on. The process takes just a few seconds,” explains Steffen Frenck, Head of Strategy & Marketing for Connectivity, G+D. Secure access to the network is then provided throughout the device’s service life. Small devices, such as smartphones, tablets, pet trackers, and fitness watches, form part of the consumer IoT market. For this segment, peak periods like the holidays are the acid test when it comes to generating and assigning access information for mobile networks around the world.
Giesecke+Devrient has been able to pass this test with flying colors ever since the invention of the eSIM. We are a world market leader for this service and for eSIM operating systems, providing 24/7 connectivity management for millions of devices in real-time throughout their entire lifecycle. Our eSIMs and eSIM operating systems have been adopted by leading device manufacturers (e.g. Apple, Google, and Samsung),while more than 200 mobile network operators (MNO) use our service to generate digital access information and transmit it to the devices for secure and efficient connectivity.
Japanese company NTT DOCOMO, for example, one of the world’s leading mobile network operators, relies on our platform and benefits from scalable services that allow it to support millions of customers simultaneously, even during peak periods. NTT DOCOMO attests to G+D’s exceptional performance.