A new collaboration between Gemalto and AT&T could help to boost the development of the Internet of Things. Gemalto has integrated an AT&T eSIM into its Cinterion EMS31 LTE-M module, which is itself designed for integration into IoT devices.
Low Power Wide Area Networks offer a high level of power and bandwidth efficiency, making them crucial for IoT devices designed for constant connectivity; eSIMS, meanwhile can be programmed remotely, subscribing and unsubscribing from mobile networks with no need to physically add or remove them. This means that end users of devices featuring the Cinterion EMS31 LTE-M module will be able to connect to Low Power Wide Area Networks without the need to install new SIM cards.
Explaining the importance of the development in a statement, AT&T Internet of Things Solutions VP Cameron Coursey said, “The Cinterion LTE-M IoT module with native AT&T eSIM will expand Low Power Wide Area cellular connectivity and help enable a host of new IoT use cases requiring highly integrated designs.”
For Gemalto, it’s the latest step forward in its growing eSIM business as an increasing number of MNOs and other communications stakeholders embrace such technology for their services and connected devices.