OT (Oberthur Technologies), a leading global provider of embedded security software products, services and solutions, today announced the availability of a full GSMA Consumer Phase 2 eSIM (embedded SIM) solution validated for Microsoft Windows 10. This solution is set to transform connectivity usage to the great advantage of laptop and notebook computer users, offering them wider coverage and the ubiquity of cellular service.
Up until now, laptop and notebook computer users wanting to connect to a cellular network had to plug a physical SIM card into their device. With this eSIM, the physical and Mobile Operator parts of the SIM are separate and the latter can be reprogrammed remotely, which means greater flexibility for users when selecting a network of their choice. This technology will eventually enable them to stay connected on the move, without access to WiFi, by selecting one of the available cellular networks on their device, thus using mobile data in an easy and secure manner.
DakOTa 4.0 is the first version of OT’s eSIM fully designed to address specific subscription management needs for consumer devices, in compliance with GSMA phase 2 specifications. It gives the possibility to consumers to manage their connectivity plans directly on their devices. The validation of OT’s eSIM usage in the Windows 10 environment opens up opportunities for device makers using the Windows OS to offer consumers a wider range of cellular services thanks to the greater connectivity capabilities of devices running with Windows 10 and equipped with DakOTa 4.0.
“WE ARE PLEASED TO SUPPORT ALL OUR CUSTOMERS IN THEIR DIGITAL TRANSITION AS THEY ADOPT ESIM TECHNOLOGIES TO DELIVER ADDITIONAL CONNECTIVITY POSSIBILITIES. TOGETHER WITH MICROSOFT, WE TRULY BELIEVE THAT THE ESIM TECHNOLOGY CAN BOOST THE ADOPTION OF CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY IN THE PERSONAL COMPUTER SPACE HENCE PROVIDING NEW OPPORTUNITIES TO OT’S MOBILE NETWORK OPERATOR (MNO) CUSTOMERS, WHOM WE SUPPORT WITH OUR SUBSCRIPTION MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS.” SAID VIKEN GAZARIAN, DEPUTY MANAGING DIRECTOR OF CONNECTED DEVICE MAKERS BUSINESS AT OT.
“THE EXTENDED CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CAPABILITIES BROUGHT BY ESIM ENRICHES THE WINDOWS 10 PLATFORM AND WILL ALLOW US TO ENHANCE THE ALWAYS CONNECTED WINDOWS USER EXPERIENCE. CLOSE COLLABORATION WITH OT WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN VALIDATING THIS NEW TECHNOLOGY,” SAID ROANNE SONES, GENERAL MANAGER, STRATEGY AND ECOSYSTEM FOR WINDOWS AND DEVICES, MICROSOFT.
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