“…Arkessa’s embrace of IDEMIA’s eUICC solution is aimed at facilitating IoT deployments in the enterprise.”
IDEMIA has teamed up with a new partner in its IoT business. Arkessa, a UK-based provider of M2M managed services, is now offering IDEMIA’s embedded Universal Integrated Circuit Card (eUICC) to its enterprise and industrial Internet of Things customers.
It’s essentially an eSIM solution, allowing the SIM profiles of connected devices to be changed remotely. With the emergence of NB-IoT, LTE Cat M, and 5G connectivity options, in addition to existing 2G, 3G, and 4G networks, Arkessa’s embrace of IDEMIA’s eUICC solution is aimed at facilitating IoT deployments in the enterprise.
In a statement announcing the collaboration, Arkessa CEO Andrew Orrock explained that “[t]he control, flexibility and global reach of eUICC is having a profound impact on IoT businesses and we see an astonishing opportunity pipeline across the whole range of sectors that Arkessa serves,” pointing to opportunities in the areas of healthcare, automotive, robotics, and home and business appliances.
The partnership’s announcement comes soon after IDEMIA’s acquisition of Otono, an eSIM activation solutions provider, last month. As such, it further signals IDEMIA’s growing interest in the emerging eSIM market, which offers considerable opportunities as more devices are built to support remote SIM management.