Telefónica launches ‘out of the box’ mobile connectivity for consumer devices with help from Gemalto

Gemalto is supplying all of Telefónica Group’s mobile operators (which extend across 17 countries) with an on-demand connectivity cloud service that enables ‘out-of-the-box’ mobile connectivity for consumer products such as connected PCs and wearable smart devices.

This allows Telefónica to offer its customers “seamless over-the-air management of a mobile subscription for any device fitted with an embedded SIM (eSIM). End users will be able to directly purchase, modify or update their existing subscription plan, without the need to fit or change SIMs.

Gemalto claims that its solution is fully compliant with the latest GSMA Remote SIM Provisioning specifications. It is aimed at extending convenient mobile connectivity to millions of consumer devices and bringing new services to users – whether for health monitoring, asset-tracking, tablet and PC connectivity on the move, or fitness activities enhanced by a smartwatch without the need to carry a smartphone.

"Seamless eSIM connectivity for devices such as connected tablets, smartwatches and other wearables is critical for widespread adoption of consumer products and services where connectivity is key to enhance user experience" said Frédéric Vasnier, executive vice president mobile services and IoT for Gemalto. "It is also a game changer for reaching excellence in the digitalization of the customer journey, increasing usage while offering multiple device connectivity under a single subscription".

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