Telit and Tele2 global enablers of the Internet of Things (IoT) has announced the introduction of Telit simWISE, a first-of-its-kind cellular module-embedded technology.
The new technology can act as a replacement or complement for manufacturers of cellular-connected devices using traditional SIM card and tray. The module-software embedded SIM technology is essential to the mass-rollout of Cellular IoT technology, in particular LPWA offerings such as LTE-M and NB-IoT.
This initial release of simWISE for mass market 2G devices is the first step in Telit’s roadmap to deliver a broad set of innovative technologies related to embedded connectivity that will expand across the product portfolio.
Telit’s ability to offer the industry’s broadest portfolio of both integrated products and services, and Tele2 IoT’s best-in-class connectivity solution, allows the companies for the first time to provide the market with the enhanced value proposition of simWISE that reduces the total cost of ownership and improves the connection lifecycle management features of IoT deployments across the globe.
“As the M2M/IoT market continues to mature, devices will continue to get less expensive and smaller, making it easier for enterprises to harness the business-growing potential of IoT,” says Alon Segal, CTO, Telit.
Removal of the SIM card from product design dramatically reduces the time to market, complexity, and total cost of ownership of IoT devices,” added Segal.
“We have a strong partnership with Telit from both commercial and technology aspects and we share the same vision about the ecosystem. simWISE will simplify and streamline manufacturing, logistics and onboarding. Tele2 IoT will always be on the frontline of new IoT technologies and solutions,“ says Stephen Bryant, CTO, Tele2 IoT.
The first Telit cellular modules to include this technology are the GE910 V3, the GL865 V3/V3.1, and the GE866, which enable reliable, secure, and cost effective GSM/GPRS connectivity