AT&T Taps Gemalto's Security to Strengthen IoT Offerings
The new package will enable AT&T's customers to deploy new and highly secure IoT applications in the U.S. and globally.AT&T, in a race with competitors Verizon, Time-Warner and others to build a go-to internet of things development franchise, has selected international security provider Gemalto to handle its remote subscription management processes. Gemalto, the world's largest provider of enterprise digital security software and services, is now supplying AT&T with a package that will enable its customers to deploy new and highly secure IoT applications in the U.S. and globally. The companies made the announcement Jan. 4 at CES 2017 in Las Vegas.
Gemalto's LinqUS On-Demand Connectivity (ODC) subscription management solution and GSMA M2M 3.1 compliant Embedded SIMs (eSIMs) will simplify the logistics of providing mobile services for enterprises requiring global mobile connectivity for IoT applications, the company said. It also will provide improved lifecycle support for their subscriptions, Gemalto said.
IT researcher Gartner has reported that the IoT ecosystem is growing massively, with an estimated 6.4 billion objects connected in 2016 and 20.8 billion to be connected by 2020. Gemalto's GSMA-compliant ODC and eSIM solutions are key enablers for global mobile operators, service providers and OEMs to accelerate new device onboarding and service rollouts while reducing costs, increasing revenue and security for businesses adopting IoT solutions.
Gemalto recorded 2015 annual revenues of $3.29 billion (€3.1 billion) and has customers in more than 180 countries. Its technologies and services authenticate people, transactions and objects and encrypt data for software. Gemalto's 14,000-plus employees operate out of 118 offices, 45 personalization and data centers and 27 research and software development centers located in 49 countries.
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