September 27, 2018
IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, announced a strategic partnership with Microsoft to help offer the convenience of eSIM technology to Windows 10 devices users. The partnership will see IDEMIA’s eSIM Orchestration Hub used to integrate with mobile network operator (MNO) networks to easily and quickly support eSIM on Windows 10 Enterprise devices.
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eSIM offers a streamlined user experience when it comes to managing cellular connectivity for Enterprises. IT teams will be able to provision, deploy, and manage cellular connectivity through Mobile Device Management (MDM) vendors like Microsoft’s Intune. This streamlined management process of eSIM-enabled Windows 10 PCs promises to deliver a modern and mobile workforce to enterprise customers while simultaneously making their management much simpler.
IDEMIA will work with Microsoft to utilize the eSIM Orchestration Hub as a means of simplifying the integration with each MNO network. The eSIM Orchestration Hub handles all eSIM activation and provisioning workflows on the MNO network, and by connecting to existing APIs it enables MNOs to support eSIM without making significant updates to billing and operating systems (B/OSS).
The eSIM Orchestration Hub is part of IDEMIA’s Connected Device Platform (CDP), a cloud-hosted platform for the management of eSIM devices. The CDP includes a Subscription Manager (SM-DP+) and Entitlement Server, providing a complete end-to-end solution for eSIM management.
“IDEMIA has been the first supplier to make possible eSIM integration in Microsoft devices, and we are now extremely pleased to keep partnering with Microsoft to bring eSIM support to Windows 10 Enterprise devices. Our eSIM Orchestration Hub was purpose-built to handle any eSIM provisioning task and quickly integrate with MNO networks. This partnership will help scale the growth of eSIM devices in the Enterprise domain, providing significant value to operators,” said Emir Aboulhosn, VP Digital Domains Connectivity and IoT Security at IDEMIA.
According to ABI Research, eSIM-enabled device shipments will grow from 224 million in 2018 to nearly 700 million in 2022 (a CAGR of 33%). The presence of eSIM in Enterprise markets worldwide will be significant, which is why Microsoft and IDEMIA have partnered to scale this growth by removing hurdles for MNOs around the world. By integrating with IDEMIA’s eSIM Orchestration Hub, MNOs can quickly and easily support eSIM with minimal integration work.
“IDEMIA’s eSIM Orchestration Hub is an excellent solution for MNOs looking to support Windows Enterprise eSIM devices without having to undergo significant upgrades to their network. That’s why we partnered with the IDEMIA team to enable faster and easier adoption of eSIM technology in Enterprises worldwide,” said David Lemson, Director of Program Management for Windows IoT and Networking, Microsoft.
For more information about the Windows Enterprise eSIM solutions, IDEMIA’s eSIM Orchestration Hub, or partnering with IDEMIA, contact Christian Paul at [email protected].
OT-Morpho is now IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity for an increasingly digital world, with the ambition to empower citizens and consumers alike to interact, pay, connect, travel and vote in ways that are now possible in a connected environment.
Securing our identity has become mission critical in the world we live in today. By standing for Augmented Identity, we reinvent the way we think, produce, use and protect this asset, whether for individuals or for objects. We ensure privacy and trust as well as guarantee secure, authenticated and verifiable transactions for international clients from Financial, Telecom, Identity, Public Security and IoT sectors.
OT (Oberthur Technologies) and Safran Identity & Security (Morpho) have joined forces to form IDEMIA. With close to $3 billion in revenues and 14,000 employees around the world, IDEMIA serves clients in 180 countries.