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Ericsson and Gemalto simplify m2m adoption

Feb 11 2013 12:00AM



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* Ericsson and Gemalto forge partnership to offer an integrated M2Msolution based on eUICC (embedded Universal Integrated Circuit Card)subscription management technology

* The solution addresses operators' needs to meet enterprise requirementson management of long M2M life cycles and sophisticated business process integration

* The solution comprises the Ericsson Device Connection Platformintegrated with the Gemalto Subscription Management Platform

The machine-to-machine (M2M) market is characterized by devices, being usedinbusiness critical applications spread over large parts of the world andoverlong life cycles. An example is smart metering or smart grid, where metersorpower stations are increasingly connected over mobile networks andtypicallyhave life times measured in decades. The same applies to the automotivemarket,where connected cars communicate via the mobile internet for variousapplications from entertainment to telematics solutions. In theseenvironments,operators face a number of challenges.

M2M device makers today need to manage a number of variable parameters whenmanufacturing and issuing their devices. Firstly, the country where thedevicewill be sold or the network they will connect to is not known. Secondly,theUICC are at an increasingly pace soldered into devices at the manufacturingstage. Finally, the durability of the device could imply a change in theconnectivity provider during its lifecycle. The combination of thesefactorsrequires flexibility and openness in the subscription management.

To address these challenges, Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and leading digitalsecurityvendor Gemalto forge a partnership to provide Dynamic Device SubscriptionManagement

The Ericsson-Gemalto partnership provides an integrated solution comprisingtheEricsson Device Connection and Gemalto Subscription Management Platforms.Thecombination of platforms, fully operated, reduces complexity of M2Mdeploymentsfor mobile network operators and offers investment scalability. Thesolutionalso remotely manages all kinds of devices without the need to change theeUICCduring the entire life cycle of a device. For operators, the partnershipmeansthey get one integrated and streamlined M2M connectivity solution.

The solution will be demonstrated at the upcoming Mobile World Congress inBarcelona, February 25th through 28th, in Ericsson's exhibition booth. Inaddition M2M connectivity provider Telenor Connexion will demonstrate thesolution in the GSMA Connected City.


About Gemalto

Gemalto is the world leader in digital security with 2011 annual revenuesof EUR2billion and more than 10,000 employees operating out of 74 offices and 14Research & Development centers, located in 43 countries.

We are at the heart of the rapidly evolving digital society. Billions ofpeopleworldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank,entertain and work - anytime, everywhere - in ways that are enjoyable andsafe.Gemalto delivers on their expanding needs for personal mobile services,paymentsecurity, authenticated cloud access, identity and privacy protection,eHealthcare and eGovernment efficiency, convenient ticketing and dependablemachine-to-machine (M2M) applications.

Gemalto develops secure embedded software and secure products which wedesignand personalize. Our platforms and services manage these secure products,theconfidential data they contain and the trusted end-user services theyenable.Our innovations enable our clients to offer trusted and convenient digitalservices to billions of individuals.

Gemalto thrives with the growing number of people using its solutions tointeract with the digital and wireless world.

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Ericsson is the world's leading provider of communications technology andservices. We are enabling the Networked Society with efficient real-timesolutions that allow us all to study, work and live our lives more freely,insustainable societies around the world.

Our offering comprises services, software and infrastructure withinInformationand Communications Technology for telecom operators and other industries.Todaymore than 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic goes through Ericssonnetworks and we support customers' networks servicing more than 2.5 billionsubscribers.

We operate in 180 countries and employ more than 100,000 people. Founded in1876, Ericsson is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2011 the company'snetsales were SEK 226.9 billion (USD 35.0 billion). Ericsson is listed onNASDAQOMX, Stockholm and NASDAQ, New York stock exchanges.

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