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Saudi Telecom, OT, Huawei Partner to Pioneer eSim Technologies
April 18, 2017
Saudi Telecom Company (STC), the largest information communication technology provider in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, has collaborated with Chinese telecom company Huawei and French digital security company Oberthur Technologies (OT) to further eSIM technology.
The companies have teamed up to pioneer the introduction of remote subscription management solutions in the MENA Region and develop new opportunities around eSIM technology.
In this regard, STC is proud to announce the 1st eSIM trial in the MENA region that uses the GSMA compliant subscription management platform from OT and Huawei smartwatch.
The eSIM technology allows users to order, install, and activate profiles over-the-air in a seamless, secure, and convenient way, avoiding the hassle of waiting in a long queue at the sales office.
It also brings the additional advantage for smartwatch users as it enables them to make calls directly from the smartwatch even if the mobile phone is offline.
OT’s solution is compliant with the GSMA roadmap and has exceptional pioneering tier 1 references in Europe and across the globe.
OT offers end-to-end solution to securely and remotely change and manage subscriptions, with minimum impact on an MNO’s systems and infrastructures.
Nasser Al-Nasser, Senior Vice President, Technology and Operations, STC, said: “We are delighted with our collaboration with OT and Huawei to pave the way for the new wave of connected M2M and Consumer devices. We think that OT’s subscription management solutions and Huawei smartwatches will accelerate the introduction of eSIM technology and open new business opportunities”.
Pierre Barrial, Managing Director of the Mobile Network Operators business at OT, said: “OT is thrilled to have been selected by the largest ICT services provider in the MENA Region, and to continue its collaboration with Huawei. OT’s role is to offer the most efficient and most secure technologies possible, capable of responding to the needs of OEMs, MNOs and consumers. OT is proud to demonstrate the 1st subscription management reference in the MENA Region together with STC and Huawei."
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