GigSky chooses Gemalto to enable seamless connectivity for devices
February 2017 by Emmanuelle Lamandé
Gemalto will supply GigSky with its On-Demand Connectivity (ODC) services on a GSMA compliant embedded SIM (eSIM) with remote management capabilities. Devices enabled with these eSIMs will allow end-users to choose short-term data plans across the globe.
GigSky offers mobile connectivity solutions for consumers and businesses with service available in over 140 countries for a large variety of devices.
"Over the past few years, the industry has evolved around proprietary reprogrammable and embedded SIM solutions that lack consistency and scale, making the job of serving our customers quite challenging" said Ravi Rishy-Maharaj, CEO, GigSky. "Our partnership with Gemalto enables us to address a much broader market opportunity, built around a GSMA-compliant platform, while enhancing our ability to better serve our customers worldwide."
Devices will be provisioned over-the-air to operate around the globe on any network technology (2G, 3G or LTE), without the need to produce dedicated SIM cards for each country. To activate a service, end-users access the GigSky App, or access GigSky through the device’s cellular data settings, and choose a plan best suited to their geographic region and data requirements. Users are then connected instantly, while the service is securely provisioned through Gemalto’s remote subscription management solution.