IDEMIA, a specialist in Identity technologies and TIM, the largest mobile operator in Brazil in 4G coverage and pioneer in IoT projects, have reinforced their partnership with eSIM management solutions for the Machine-to-Machine and Internet-of-Things markets. The synergies aim at providing a series of solutions that can boost connectivity of companies in segments such as the automotive industry, agribusiness, utilities (energy, water and gas, for example), public lighting and smart cities.
Currently, TIM uses IDEMIA’s eSIM management solution in its product offering to the market. The technology allows a digital profile to be downloaded remotely from the IDEMIA platform and stored in a eUICC secure element and then activated on TIM’s network. This process provides multiple benefits, playing a role in the Industry 4.0 ecosystem, enabling the creation of new business models, optimizing processes and reducing complexity.
According to Counterpoint Research, shipments of eSIM-based devices will reach almost six billion units by 2025, mainly due to smartphones and enterprise IoT devices. For TIM customers, eSIM offers a true digital experience, with real-time subscription activation for eSIM-enabled devices. Logistics will be simplified as devices with eUICC can be produced locally in a single factory and then shipped globally, being able to easily connect to a local network at their point of destination. The technology also facilitates the construction of Business Intelligence solutions, with the optimized capture of different types of data in real time through TIM’s IoT network in Brazil, in compliance with data security and privacy regulations.
TIM is the country’s leader in 4G coverage, with more than 4,800 cities covered. It is also a pioneer in supplying IoT solutions, which are offered in the operator’s first IoT marketplace for the corporate market.
Paulo Humberto Gouvea, Head of Corporate Solutions at TIM Brazil said: “Innovation is part of our DNA and is one of the company’s growth engines. IDEMIA’s solution was selected for this project due to the company’s experience and global scale in the development of intelligence solutions linked to advanced connectivity.”
Diego Cecchinato, Mobile Operators Senior Vice President LATAM at IDEMIA added: “Connectivity is the foundation of the digital transformation that is changing the world. Everything can be connected through IoT mobile networks like TIM’s. A key component to this connectivity evolution is the eSIM. IDEMIA is very proud to deliver this ambitious project to TIM Brasil, which will change the telecommunications landscape in the market.”
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