COURBEVOIE, France–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, today announced a
partnership with MobileIron, the secure foundation for modern work, to
extend connectivity management to MobileIron Enterprise customers
deploying eSIM-enabled Windows devices.
The steady growth of eSIM-enabled devices means that consumers today
have the freedom and flexibility to stay connected through a variety of
different devices. It also means that Enterprise employees can be more
productive and in-touch with their organization than ever before.
Microsoft announced support for eSIM in Windows 10 at WinHEC 2018. Since
then we’ve seen a growing number of OEMs release tablets and PCs with
embedded SIMs targeted at the consumer market; however, the Enterprise
market presents a unique challenge that Microsoft, MobileIron, and
IDEMIA are working to solve.
Typically, the responsibility of managing eSIM profiles and cellular
connectivity falls on Enterprise IT teams, many of which use a unified
endpoint management (UEM) or mobile device management (MDM) platform.
Today IDEMIA and MobileIron announce a partnership to bring eSIM and
connectivity management capabilities to the MobileIron UEM/MDM
platforms. The IDEMIA Smart Connect Hub integrates with mobile network
operator (MNO) systems and brings control of eSIM profiles and their
subscription plans within the MobileIron portals. This includes browsing
and selecting subscriptions, profile provisioning and activation on the
MNO network, assigning and re-assigning profiles to devices, and much
“Microsoft has always been at the forefront of creating a seamless user
experience with modern devices,” said Brian Foster, SVP Product
Management, at MobileIron. “We are happy to be working with Microsoft
and IDEMIA to extend the benefits of eSIM connectivity management to our
UEM solution and ultimately to our customers.”
IDEMIA forecasts that by 2025, there will be 1.4 billion eSIM consumer
devices (smartphones, laptops, tablets, and wearables) shipped annually.
For mobile operators looking to capture market share, a robust and
flexible system that can support a variety of use cases – including
Enterprise eSIM – is critical.
“Microsoft and IDEMIA are working to make it easier for mobile
operators to tap into the growing Enterprise market and take advantage
of the seamless user experience that eSIM makes possible. The IDEMIA
Smart Connect Hub simplifies the integration work between all the
players, enabling a broader ecosystem to adopt this new technology,”
said Erin Chapple, Corporate Vice President, Platforms Engineering,
IDEMIA’s Smart Connect Platform was designed to be network and vendor
agnostic, prioritizing the ability to adapt and meet the needs of mobile
operators today and in the future. Smart Connect includes a Subscription
Manager (SM-DP+), Entitlement Server, and Orchestration Hub for a
complete eSIM lifecycle management solution.
“At IDEMIA, we understand full well the challenges that mobile
operators face when supporting eSIM” says Emir Aboulhosn, VP Digital
Domains Connectivity and IoT Security at IDEMIA. “Our approach has
been to create a portfolio of connectivity solutions that adapt to
operators needs instead of making them conform to a pre-defined product.
Our Smart Connect Hub is purpose-built to enable the provisioning and
activation of eSIM profiles on operators’ networks without them having
to overhaul their existing systems. This takes away the complexity in
supporting Enterprise eSIM and future use cases.”
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IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented
Identity, provides a trusted environment enabling citizens and consumers
alike to perform their daily critical activities (such as pay, connect,
travel and vote), in the physical as well as digital space.
Securing our identity has become mission critical in the world we live
in today. By standing for Augmented Identity, an identity that ensures
privacy and trust and guarantees secure, authenticated and verifiable
transactions, we reinvent the way we think, produce, use and protect one
of our greatest assets – our identity – whether for individuals or for
objects, whenever and wherever security matters. We provide Augmented
Identity for international clients from Financial, Telecom, Identity,
Public Security and IoT sectors.
With close to $3 billion in revenues and 13,000 employees around the
world, IDEMIA serves clients in 180 countries.
MobileIron provides the secure foundation
for modern work. For more information, please visit www.mobileiron.com
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cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every
organization on the planet to achieve more.
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