Gemalto has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Huawei to integrate its LinqUs On-Demand Connectivity (ODC) solution with Huawei’s OceanConnect IoT platform to enable seamless connectivity through secure remote subscription provisioning.
The agreement enables Huawei’s customers and partners to connect to any mobile operator of their choice, anytime and anywhere in the world. Gemalto said the partnership will help accelerate service rollout, reduce integration cost, and increase revenue for businesses looking to adopt enterprise or consumer IoT applications, such as those used in smart cities, connected cars, and intelligent homes.
Huawei launched its OceanConnect IoT platform in September, and is now poised to contribute to this ever-growing trend, said Zhang Qin, president of Cloud Core Network Marketing Execution at Huawei.
“Huawei is accelerating growth at full throttle in the cloud and IoT space,” said Zhang. “With Gemalto’s LinqUs On-Demand Connectivity integrated to Huawei’s OceanConnect IoT platform, we will be able to fulfill the commitment of providing flexible, scalable IoT services to all our customers worldwide.”
“Similar to Huawei, IoT is one of Gemalto’s top priorities as we move further into the digital age,” said Suzanne Tong-Li, President, Greater China & Korea at Gemalto. ”We believe the partnership will open a new chapter of close collaboration and knowledge exchange between the two companies.”
Gartner predicts that the IoT ecosystem will reach 6.4 billion connected objects in 2016, and 20.8 billion by 2020.
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