Seattle, WA – Teal, an IoT networking company based in Seattle, WA, today announced that it has obtained a certification from the GSMA’s Security Accreditation Scheme for Subscription Management (SAS-SM) becoming the first US-based company to certify an eUICC Platform with GSMA
“Having an accredited platform with the GSMA is a monumental achievement for Teal. We developed our own codebase from the ground up and are the first US-headquartered company to certify an eSIM platform with the GSMA,” said Robby Hamblet, CEO of Teal.
The GSMA is an industry organization that represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting more than 750 operators with almost 400 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem. The GSMA established the Security Accreditation Scheme (SAS) to enable mobile operators to assess the security of their Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC) and embedded UICC (eUICC) suppliers, as well as their eUICC subscription management services providers.
The GSMA SAS certification is the required security accreditation for embedded subscriber identity module (eSIM) entities handling sensitive assets, including mobile network operator (MNO) profile information and digital certificates, which makes Teal’s accomplishment of being the first US-based company to certify their UICC Platform with GSMA a big deal.
“Teal has achieved a significant milestone for their eSIM platform; gaining accreditation via the GSMA’s SAS-SM involves a rigorous focus on security standards, so achieving it is a great testament to the hard work of the team,” said Alex Sinclair, Chief Technology Officer, GSMA.
SAS for Subscription Management (SAS-SM) is a related security auditing and accreditation scheme for the providers of eUICC subscription management services, intended to ensure the industry confidence in the security of remote provisioning for eSIMs. SAS-SM audits the robustness of processes for secure data management service. Teal designed its platform from the ground-up so that all of its customers benefit from direct-carrier agreements and a wholly-owned solution that can be customized to unique specifications required by today’s IoT solutions. Teal’s eSIM technology puts its customers in the driver’s seat and provides direct access to any network around the world, with unparallel control over network programming and over-the-air (OTA) network management.
“Teal democratizes access to MNOs and network operators by giving our customers the freedom and flexibility to choose which networks their devices connect to,” said Michael Johnston, CBO of Teal.
Only a small number of companies meet GSMA’s rigorous standards and obtaining this certification further sets Teal apart from solutions in the market claiming similar capabilities. It’s also a sign that eSIM technology is here to stay because of its ability to provide secure, reliable, and affordable connectivity for IoT customers at scale.
Teal’s wholly owned, patented eSIM platform connects any IoT device to any network worldwide. Teal gives you the freedom to choose the network you want within one eSIM platform you control. Dynamically switch between 3,500+ global cellular networks with the world’s only US-built, American-owned eSIM platform. Learn more at tealcom.io.
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