IDEMIA is preparing to ramp up production of its embedded Universal Integrated Circuit Card (eUICC) after receiving formal accreditation from the GSMA and the AFNOR Group. The news indicates that the eUICC is compliant with the GSMA’s Security Accreditation Scheme (SAS), a set of standards designed to ensure both the interoperability and the security of IoT devices.
The accreditation clears the eUICC for use in a wide range of connected products, including smartphones and connected cars. The eUICC itself is a modern eSIM solution that gives a device (and the end user) secure access to a mobile network. Mobile operators can use the tech to assign and manage network profiles remotely, and to link a verified device to its proper owner.
The eUICC comes with the OS and the software needed to support various IoT functions, as well as a physical Machine Form Factor that lets equipment manufacturers solder the hardware into another product. The cards will be manufactured at IDEMIA’s Noida production plant in India, which is the first facility in India to receive accreditation under the GSMA and AFNOR scheme. The AFNOR Group is a standardization association in France, where IDEMIA is headquartered.
“This independent accreditation not only proves our expertise, but demonstrates our commitment to security and interoperability and enables us to provide a more complete portfolio of IoT solutions for our clients across the globe,” said IDEMIA Plant Head William Dieu.
“IDEMIA has invested substantially in R&D to facilitate its telecom partners with faster and accelerated market access in the evolving connected environment,” added Mobile Operator Business SVP Rahul Tandon.
IDEMIA has previously found success with its Smart Connect Subscription Manager platform, which makes it easier for network operators to keep tabs on all of the people with access to their network. The solution has already been deployed in smart Fiat Chrysler cars, and to cover mobile networks in the Netherlands, Portugal, and Japan.