G&D powers DoCoMo eSIM for M2M


Subscription management platform fuels DOCOMO eSIM for M2M devices

NTT DoCoMo, the largest mobile network operator in Japan, has selected Giesecke & Devrient’s (G&D) subscription management solution for Japan’s first commercial embedded SIM (eSIM) service.

G&D supplies machine to machine (M2M) SIMs and managed services to be used for downloading and switching between subscriptions on SIM cards. With this global M2M solution, the DoCoMo eSIM service simplifies the deployment of M2M devices, such as used in connected automobiles, industrial equipment and many more applications.

A wirelessly connected M2M product that can be shipped anywhere in the world, or can be switched from one subscription to another without shipping and physically replacing a SIM card, is now possible with G&D’s capabilities. Building on its smartcard technology and software and services for managing SIM cards over the air, G&D offers a secure and flexible solution for remote over the air download and management of subscriptions on SIM cards in the field.

This flexibility is provided without compromising the security necessary when managing the confidential subscription data of mobile network operator partners.

‘G&D is proud to be DoCoMo’s technology partner to bring this eSIM solution to market and enable more M2M devices and applications,’ said Carsten Ahrens, group senior vice president, head of telecommunication industries division, at Giesecke & Devrient.


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