Gemalto says it has been selected by KT Corp to provide its on-demand connectivity (ODC) solution and embedded SIM (eSIM) to deliver out-of-box connectivity to its Industrial IoT customers – specifically, for connected cars.
This will enable KT to support all cars equipped with pre-embedded eSIM complete flexibility over subscription management, regardless of their country of origin.
Gemalto hosts and maintains the IoT connectivity solution in its data center. It is compliant with the GSMA Remote SIM Provisioning specifications and it integrates with KT’s ‘GiGA drive’ connected car platform.
By combining Gemalto’s remote subscription management solution with its eSIM, KT will be able to allow automobile manufacturers to provide in-vehicle connected services through GiGA drive and a single SIM, which can be remotely provisioned with the profile of a mobile operator once the car is shipped or at the end of a contract.
“Gemalto’s solutions will help strengthen our partnerships with 13 major automotive brands in six major countries to drive the adoption of our GiGA drive platform, as well as open doors for us to actively participate in upcoming connected car programs around the world,” said Kangrim Choi, vice president and head of KT’s connected car business. “We believe that [Gemalto’s] out-of-box connectivity for IoT devices and our recent win to provide the 5G network powering the driverless shuttle at the Pangyo Zero City in South Korea will help us attain our goal of being a market leader in the new connected car era.”
“Adoption of eSIM and ODC will continue to grow as more OEMs use them to ensure that their connected devices deliver seamless connectivity while enabling convenience and new mobility services,” said Sashidhar Thothadri, senior VP of mobile services and IoT Asia at Gemalto.