Gemalto has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Huawei at the latter’s Connect Europe event in a bid to further the vision of both the firms on global Internet of Things (IoT).
As part of the agreement, Gemalto is providing its LinqUs On-Demand Connectivity (ODC) solution integrated with Huawei’s OceanConnect IoT platform that will allow seamless connectivity through secure remote subscription provisioning and further allowing Huawei’s customers and partners to connect to any mobile operator, anytime and anywhere across the world. This partnership leads to accelerating service rollout, reduction in integration cost and increase in revenue for businesses planning to take up enterprise or consumer IoT applications, like those used in smart cities, connected cars, and intelligent homes.
Gartner predicts that the IoT ecosystem is progressively growing, with 6.4 billion objects to be connected in 2016, and hitting 20.8 billion in 2021.
Zhang Qin, president of Huawei cloud core network marketing execution, said: “Huawei is accelerating growth at full throttle in the cloud and IoT space. We have innovated and adopted various IoT solutions for multiple sectors, including smart homes, automotive, public utilities as well as oil and gas energy. With Gemalto’s LinqUs On-Demand Connectivity integrated to Huawei’s OceanConnect IoT platform, we will be able to fulfill the commitment of providing flexible, scalable IoT services to all our customers worldwide.”
Suzanne Tong-Li, president for greater China and Korea at Gemalto, said: “Similar to Huawei, IoT is one of Gemalto’s top priorities as we move further into the digital age. We believe the partnership will open a new chapter of close collaboration and knowledge exchange between the two companies.”
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