Actility Selects iBASIS, Sequans to Deploy LTE-M with eSIM, iSIM

iBASIS, a provider of communications solutions, and Sequans Communications, a developer and provider of 5G/4G chips and modules, announced that Actility, a provider of IoT connectivity platform, has chosen iBASIS and Sequans to roll out programmable cellular IoT solutions with eSIM and iSIM.

Actility had worked closely with iBASIS to enable roaming between private unlicensed networks powered by ThingPark EPC Connector and public networks, using Simfony’s CMP platform, now fully integrated with iBASIS’ Global Access for Things IoT portfolio. The partnership between iBASIS and Sequans has produced several successful proofs of concept.

The ultra-low-power multi-technology trackers of Abeeway, a fully owned Actility subsidiary, will benefit from Sequans Monarch 2 LTE-M/NB-IoT platform with integrated iSIM and the connectivity profile provided by iBASIS, allowing the device to connect to cellular networks worldwide.

Actility will benefit from Sequans Monarch 2 being the first iSIM implementation that has achieved common criteria EAL5+ certification, allowing the use of iBASIS’ intelligent profile selection technology with a remote update using multiple Tier-1 operator profiles as provided for eSIM.

iSIM is integrated fully into the cellular modem and microcontroller unit on a single system-on-chip (SoC). It relies on the existing eSIM infrastructure accessing 2/3/4/5G networks using the global footprint of iBASIS. iSIM and is considered to be the future of connectivity technology for many IoT deployments.

An important step forward in the IoT industry, iSIM will influence device design in the areas of space optimization and reduction of energy and power consumption. By eliminating the need for a separate SIM chip, iSIM will provide the customer with a more streamlined supply chain experience when manufacturing a device using cellular connectivity. The entire supply chain will benefit from the reduction of materials which will lead to lower costs for manufacturers.

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