China Mobile, Valid & Cubic Telecom - now delivering LTE connectivity in China
Three global technology giants have teamed up on a new project for Internet of Things (IoT) customers around the world.
Cubic Telecom, China Mobile and Valid will deliver LTE Connectivity Enablement to global customers, with the aim of making LTE connectivity and subscription management easier for IoT device makers.
Headquartered in Brazil, Valid is a global technology provider for identification, data, mobile and financial markets. Cubic Telecom is a global connectivity platform company that offers mobility solutions for IoT, machine-2-machine and mobile device companies worldwide.
Ready to showcase the solution at Mobile World Congress in Shanghai, that is set to take place from June 28-30, the solution leverages Cubic Telecom's IoT Connectivity platform and China Mobile's powerful Connected Car platform. Both platforms use advanced, GSMA-compliant subscription management solutions from Valid and China Mobile.
The companies have tested and demonstrated a fully compliant subscription management swap procedure in China between their respective systems, which was achieved in an interoperable multi-vendor environment.
"The relationship with our companies simplifies, strengthens and propels the LTE connectivity ecosystem throughout China, and this industry-first capability holds the potential to benefit all IoT OEMs," says Barry Napier, CEO of Cubic Telecom.
"This provides a unique eSIM product reference that can now be localized in China according to both global industry standard and to local requirements."
With the solution, IoT device makers and service providers can use Cubic Telecom's global eSIM and global subscription management service to enable China Mobile LTE connectivity for their telematics and infotainment devices in China.
"We are pleased to partner with Cubic and Valid in this important industry initiative. The integration of eSIM platforms paves the way for accelerated innovation across the China Mobile network," comments Weibing, deputy general manager of China Mobile Government and Enterprise Service Company.
"Through this partnership, we are enabling a truly unique experience and technology that drives seamless connectivity, with affordable and flexible rates for data, voice and SMS."
Carlos Affonso D'Aburquerque, CEO of Valid, says, "it is a real pleasure for Valid to partner with Cubic Telecom and China Mobile. Together, we have achieved a major industry milestone proving once again the leadership and industry expertise of the involved parties.
“The integration between Cubic Telecom's IoT unique service platform, Valid eUICC - Subscription Management technology, and, best-in-class China Mobile LTE Network will enable IoT OEMs, device makers and service providers to embrace a seamless connectivity experience in China.