Cubic, China Mobile & Valid Deliver LTE in China
Cubic Telecom, China Mobile, and Valid Join Forces to Deliver LTE Connectivity Enablement to Global IOT Device Manufacturers in China
Cubic Telecom, a global connectivity solutions provider for leading automotive, PC and mobile brands, China Mobile, the leading telecommunications provider in China, and Valid, the innovative eSIM solution provider today announced their partnership to deliver LTE Connectivity Enablement to global IoT customers in China. This partnership provides eSIM technology, making LTE connectivity and subscription management easier for IoT device makers. The companies will showcase this industry-first during Mobile World Congress Shanghai, which takes place on June 28-30th in Shanghai, China.
The partnership leverages Cubic Telecom’s IoT Connectivity Platform paired with China Mobile’s powerful Connected Car platform — both of which use advanced, GSMA-compliant subscription management solutions from Valid and China Mobile. The companies have successfully tested and demonstrated a fully compliant subscription management swap procedure in China between their respective systems. This critical milestone was achieved in an interoperable multi-vendor environment.
“The relationship with our companies simplifies, strengthens and propels the LTE connectivity ecosystem throughout China, and this industry-first capability holds the potential to benefit all IoT OEMs,” said Barry Napier, CEO of Cubic Telecom. “This provides a unique eSIM product reference that can now be localized in China according to both global industry standard and to local requirements.”
As a result of today’s announcement, IoT device makers and service providers can use Cubic Telecom’s global eSIM and global subscription management service to securely enable China Mobile LTE connectivity for their telematics and infotainment devices in China.
“We are pleased to partner with Cubic and Valid in this important industry initiative. The integration of eSIM platforms paves the way for accelerated innovation across the China Mobile network,” said Weibing, Deputy General Manager of China Mobile Government and Enterprise Service Company. “Through this partnership, we are enabling a truly unique experience and technology that drives seamless connectivity, with affordable and flexible rates for data, voice and SMS.”
“It is a real pleasure for Valid to partner with Cubic Telecom and China Mobile. Together, we have achieved a major industry milestone proving once again the leadership and industry expertise of the involved parties. The integration between Cubic Telecom’s IoT unique service platform, Valid eUICC & Subscription Management technology, and, best-in-class China Mobile LTE Network will enable IoT OEMs, device makers and service providers to embrace a seamless connectivity experience in China” said Carlos Affonso D’Aburquerque, CEO of Valid.
About China Mobile
China Mobile is a world-leading mobile communications service provider with the largest mobile subscriber & the largest mobile communications network globally. As of May 2017, China Mobile had a total of 2.6 million base stations, 863 million mobile subscribers. The IoT business also witnessed notable growth with the number of connections exceeding 100 million. China Mobile has been listed among the “Fortune Global 500” for many consecutive years, and in 2016 it ranked the 55th. China Mobile continues to work with stakeholders to jointly create a shared digital society benefiting the most people. Meanwhile, China Mobile is also willing to contribute to the sustainable development goals of the United Nations with hard work and practice, forge ahead with determination and untiringly strive for our common bright future.
Cubic Telecom is a global connectivity platform company that offers mobility solutions that power connectivity for leading Internet of things (IoT), machine-to-machine (M2M) and mobile device companies across the globe.
An expert in Connected Intelligence, Cubic Telecom enables global scalability with local connectivity anytime, anywhere. Cubic provides connectivity in over 100 countries; the most robust network, device and retail partnerships worldwide; and flexible over-the-air (OTA) device management for clients and partners.
Cubic creates connectivity where there was none before, with a belief in the future of things: a future where everything is connected. Cubic’s vision of interconnectivity will improve lives, and make the world a more interesting and intelligent place to be. Clients which also believe in this work include Audi, Panasonic, Volkswagen, Woolworths and Rakuten.
Based in Dublin Ireland, Cubic Telecom’s partners and customers include some of the world’s leading Fortune 100 tablet and notebook manufacturers, retailers, and M2M and automotive companies. The company is privately held with over €75 million in funding by Audi Electronics Venture GmbH, Qualcomm, Valid, Enterprise Ireland and the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund, among others.
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