Colombes, France, February 22, 2014
Oberthur Technologies (OT), a world leader in digital security solutions for the mobility space, today announced that WorldCell (WC) has selected its M-Connect solution to remotely manage the mobile connectivity subscriptions of M2M devices across its mobile network operator alliance in service of its OEM and enterprise customers.
OT’s M-Connect solution has been designed to securely load a subscription in M2M devices over-the-air, not only at the first activation but also during the entire device lifecycle. WC will integrate M-Connect to its comprehensive M2M service offer to manage global connectivity of M2M devices and will address the need of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM), such as car makers or smart meter manufacturers, to efficiently streamline manufacturing, distribution, and device lifecycle management. WC will commercialize the solution globally this year commencing with North America and Europe .
“We are really pleased to support WC in their effort to provide a turnkey solution to connect smart devices to mobile networks that will streamline the worldwide manufacturing and distribution process of OEMs while helping mobile operators better answer their specific connectivity requirements, accelerate time-to-market and get a wider coverage footprint in the M2M ecosystem.” said Marek Juda, Managing Director of the Solutions Business Unit at Oberthur Technologies.
“We are committed to deliver a next-generation M2M service that encompasses device management, connectivity management, and application enablement. WC’s M2M solution is coupled with our rapidly growing Global Operator Alliance to accelerate time to market and achieve a wider footprint of coverage. OT’s M-Connect solution will be a critical part of our offer to build the bridge between our mobile operator partners and OEM customers.” said Dave Williams, CEO at WorldCell.
ABOUT OBERTHUR TECHNOLOGIES
Oberthur is a world leader in digital security solutions for the mobility space. Oberthur has always been at the heart of mobility, from the first smart cards to the latest contactless payment technologies which equip millions of smartphones. Present in the Payment, Telecommunications and Identity markets, OT offers end-to-end solutions in the Smart Transactions, Mobile Financial Services, Machine-to-Machine, Digital Identity and Transport & Access Control fields. Oberthur employs over 6 000 employees worldwide, including 600 R&D people. With more than 50 sales offices across 5 continents and 10 facilities, OT’s international network serves clients in 140 countries. For more information: www.oberthur.com
WorldCell (WC) provides a comprehensive set of solutions for connecting devices to the Internet-of-Things (IoT). Supporting LTE, 3G, 2G, WiFi, and Satellite, its next-generation platform for M2M automates the processes for managing devices worldwide. Whether connecting devices, existing applications, or building new applications, the WC platform has the best tools to get the job done. WC provides industry with the ability to ship one device SKU globally, competitive rates by zones, and consistent service quality through WC’s alliance of operator partners.