Mobile World Congress Shanghai - Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, presents a demonstration that brings to life for the first time a common architecture for the remote provisioning of consumer devices as defined by the GSMA, operators and device manufacturers.
In a recent survey, E&Y projected that more than 7 billion devices will be connected by 2020, with smartphones, PCs and tablets still expected to be the largest contributors. This substantial growth in connected objects brings concerns about standardization and security. The Gemalto demonstration showcases how a primary device, like a smartphone, can be used to conveniently activate or deactivate connectivity on a secondary device, like a smartwatch or tablet, using mobile broadband or WiFi. This will give end users the flexibility to easily add new devices such as tablets and smartwatches to existing wireless service contracts. By adhering to profile interoperability, telecom operators and consumer electronics companies can benefit from easy deployment and a faster time to market.
"Gemalto has been at the forefront of defining and embracing standards-based technologies for several years," said Benoit Jouffrey, Vice President On-Demand Connectivity for Gemalto. "Our On-Demand Connectivity platform provides a solution for operators, device manufacturers and service providers alike, to provide secure and instant connectivity to the end consumers for their growing array of smart devices. Showcasing the GSMA consumer market architecture and the profile interoperability gives us the opportunity to put forth a stepping stone for the IoT industry at large to embrace standardized technologies for quicker adoption."
 E&Y Survey: http://bit.ly/1I5IP99
Press release (PDF): http://hugin.info/159293/R/1939392/699669.pdf
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