G+D Mobile Security integrates M2M with consumer eSIM management
G+D Mobile Security presented an eSIM management-enabled solution intended to allow car owners to download their private mobile subscription to a second SIM that is soldered into the car's telematics box. This approach uses G+D's eSIM management technology and could ease the use of telephony and infotainment services in cars due to improved RF radio and service quality.
M2M-SIM cards are already a common feature in most modern, connected cars and will be required in all new cars as of April 2018 due to the European eCall initiative. However, access and usage of this integrated M2M-SIM card is limited to eCall and other telematic services provided by the carmaker.
The solution developed by G+D Mobile Security, in cooperation with BMW, Intel, Deutsche Telekom, and AT&T, allows car users to use their existing mobile phone data plans and to access information services by using the car as the mobile device. Phone calls can be received and placed via the in-car infotainment system under their usual number. After an initial eSIM-based registration process with the mobile network operator (MNO), the car owner can use their own data plan with all its related data and services in the car.
The provisioning of the consumer SIM card and the car user's mobile subscription to the car is achieved via G+D's eSIM management solution AirOn, which supports both M2M and consumer applications. The AirOn eSIM management enables the download of eSIM profiles over-the-air. Based on this, the user benefits from high flexibility and can connect their eSIM devices to the network at any time and from anywhere. AirON Version 4.2 is compatible with the GSMA Remote SIM Provisioning (RSP) Phase 2 specification and supports both M2M and consumer applications. The consumer AirOn eSIM management enables new application opportunities for MNOs, car manufacturers, car OEMs, and end-users. Several devices can be connected with the network rapidly and easily, while high security and scalability is provided by the service platform.
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