New “Single SKU” eSIM offers coverage on US native, multi-network and global profiles
CES Las Vegas, January 4th 2022 – Pod Group, a Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) company and the world’s first Enterprise Network Operator (ENO) has today in the run up to CES, announced the launch of a new eSIM which has been specifically developed for IoT applications in the US market. Based on a single SKU (Stock Keeping Unit) meaning that enterprises no longer need to manage multiple SIMs and platforms, the ENO ONE SIM can be enabled pre- or post-deployment with a choice of profiles, including US native tier one carriers, US multi-network and global coverage on the same eSIM, allowing enterprises to decide which profiles to use and download at any point during the device lifecycle.
The ENO ONE SIM is a brand new eSIM solution that Pod Group will be introducing together with G+D, who acquired Pod in July 2021. As the leader in eSIM technology and management, G+D’s portfolio perfectly complements Pod’s own core network which combines local native carrier profiles in key markets with global IMSIs covering 600+ networks in 185 countries. As an Enterprise Network Operator, Pod runs its own dedicated IoT core network designed specifically for enterprise IoT applications, including connectivity on both private and public networks and seamless roaming between the two. Network, connectivity and eSIM management as well as security and billing are provided as managed services via Pod’s IoT Suite platform.
Sam Colley, CEO of Pod Group commented; “The key to Pod and G+D’s combined proposition for enterprise IoT applications is flexibility and simplicity. Combining G+D’s leading eSIM solution with Pod’s expertise in enterprise IoT connectivity enables delivery of a huge range of profiles via a single eSIM platform, catering for all requirements and allowing the broader IoT ecosystem to start seeing tangible benefits from this much acclaimed technology. The benefit for enterprises is a greatly simplified connectivity solution, ONE eSIM with a single SKU, and ONE platform to manage all their connectivity requirements, whether global or local.”
G+D’s leadership in eSIM also means that both consumer eSIM (SGP22) and M2M eSIM (SGP02) standards are available, giving enterprises choice not only in the coverage available to them, but in the functionality of the eSIM for different types of application.
Pod Group will be presenting the new ENO ONE SIM at CES (Las Vegas, 5th-8th January 2022) on booth #10240 where there will also be demonstrations of Pod’s innovative eSIM-based applications such as Zero Touch Provisioning, including automatic device onboarding, for quick, simple device configuration with no hardware or platform dependencies. Using the cryptographic capabilities of the SIM card reduces the cost and complexity associated with installing device-based applications, making enterprise IoT deployments simple, secure and scalable.
About Pod Group
Pod Group is a specialist in IoT SIM cards and advanced connectivity solutions for enterprise IoT applications, bringing over 20 years’ experience and innovation to the telecommunications market. An Enterprise Network Operator (ENO), Pod goes beyond traditional connectivity service providers to offer unique, customized solutions designed to give enterprises of all sizes ownership and control of their IoT connectivity, from the SIM card right up to a complete private network. With offices worldwide and access to 600+ networks in 185 countries, Pod’s global team supports enterprises across a broad range of sectors as they take ownership of their IoT connectivity. For more information on Pod’s IoT connectivity solutions, please visit: https://www.podgroup.com
Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) is a global security technology group headquartered in Munich. As a partner to organizations with highest demands, G+D engineers trust and secure essential values with its solutions. The company’s innovative technology protects physical and digital payments, the connectivity of people and machines, the identity of people and objects, as well as digital infrastructures and confidential data.
G+D was founded in 1852. In the fiscal year 2020, the company generated a turnover of 2.31 billion euros with around 11,500 employees. G+D is represented by 74 subsidiaries and joint ventures in 32 countries. Further information: www.gi-de.com
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