Swedish automobile producer Scania is working with German tech safety group Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) and its UK-based IoT MVNO subsidiary Pod Group to develop a brand new connectivity platform for administration of eSIMs and IoT actions in business automobiles. Scania already makes use of G+D’s eSIM resolution; their new challenge is to “implement a totally built-in resolution that helps centralized administration of telecommunications networks”, they stated.
They stated the brand new platform-as-service resolution will allow Scania to deploy eSIM options in its vans wherever on this planet. Scania, G+D, and Pod Group are at the moment designing the “platform-as-service atmosphere”, they stated, to work with Pod Group’s connectivity administration platform, Pod IoT Suite. “The primary focus is on integrating the eSIM administration resolution with Pod IoT Suite and implementing it in Scania’s inner IT infrastructure,” they stated.
A press release defined: “Scania will use the Pod IoT Suite… as a central administration interface for controlling all IoT actions. [It] can use it, for instance, to research information, establish effectivity potential or learn off prices. Most significantly, the platform additionally helps the quick and cost-efficient onboarding of cell community operators. This provides Scania the choice of connecting the optimum supplier for every nation… [for] the highest quality of service.”
The answer options G+D’s eUICC / eSIM playing cards, developed for the automotive sector, and already utilized by Scania, and its AirOn360 eSIM administration platform. Scania has specified that “no inner experience” ought to be required to handle the airtime resolution. It stated: “Providers are bundled within the platform and supply tailor-made choices for every use case. The G+D resolution… acts as a bridge between Scania and cell suppliers within the varied markets.”
Peter Vincent, head of linked programs at Scania, stated: “With a centralized administration platform, we now have a one-stop resolution for every little thing from eSIM person authentication for safe entry to the cell community and eSIM administration, to clear, measurable and scalable use of IoT actions. Centralization saves us time and prices to a substantial extent. Our clients additionally profit from an improved high quality of service. From a gross sales perspective and with regard to our worldwide orientation, the brand new platform mannequin will assist us decisively.”
Philipp Schulte, head of connectivity and IoT at G+D, stated: “Pod’s product vary enhances G+D’s world-leading eSIM portfolio and opens up the likelihood to attach, handle, invoice and safe gadgets by way of a world, cost-effective method. We at the moment are taking the subsequent step in innovation with the event of an built-in platform for Scania. Though the platform right here is initially being designed for the automotive section, we see a really giant market potential for it in precept within the IoT sector on the whole: from good manufacturing to good metering.”