Kigen will manage and transfer SIMs across any form factor for device makers directly within AT&T Control Center to simplify SIM inventory management.
OEMs or device makers managing large volumes of customers can now receive their SIMs to their required discrete, soldered, or integrated form factor and have SIM ownership transferred to their customers’ Control Center accounts. Kigen and AT&T have been working together with a common goal to ease manufacturing pain points for trusted IoT. By making this process of taking ownership of SIMs simpler, customers can gain native AT&T connectivity essential for accelerating their cellular IoT deployments.
For all AT&T IoT customers, this transfer of SIM ownership is best managed within the AT&T Control Center. Variations in sourcing the right form factor, profile, and stock can often be the cumbersome first step for businesses that are driving product innovation with new cellular technologies. Currently, the burden of working on multiple-party agreements can take weeks during the crucial stages of deployments for end-user enterprises.
Today, a device manufacturer with tens of customers will manage at least one SIM inventory per customer – with many stock-keeping units (SKUs) as a result. Each inventory correlates to a unique combination of the SIM identifiers (ICC-ID, for example), with the required AT&T SIM profile and the end customer’s details. Digitally this is simpler to achieve, but it can create complications for physical implementation on the manufacturing floor.
With this new process, the end customer’s preferred module manufacturers can build a general inventory of AT&T (approved/certified) modules with SIMs in integrated or other form factors and bind them to the final AT&T Control Center account at the time of transfer, ready for activation. SIMs can be aggregated by device makers during manufacturing and assembly, eliminating the need to keep a stock of AT&T SIMs per customer. This new process is already being adopted by module manufacturers such as Murata and significantly simplifies SIM inventory management.
Find out more at MWC LV 2022
The Kigen team will demonstrate this new process at MWC Las Vegas 2022. In addition to this, the team will also demo the latest in iSIM hardware in line with how device makers and customers can make the most of IoE – the Internet of Everything, MWC’s newest theme.
Kigen’s Head of North American Business, Jean-Louis Carrara, will be speaking about these new collaborations and their impact on 29 September 2022 during a panel “Securing the Connected World” at 4.30 pm local time, in Track 1 at MWC Las Vegas 2022.