nuSIM: Deutsche Telekom leads development of integrated SIM for IoT
The company has brought industry-leading partners together to develop nuSIM, a ground-breaking solution which moves the SIM functionality from the physical SIM card directly to the chipset
- Significant cost, time and space savings along the IoT value chain
- Industry-leading chipset, module and digital security partners on board
- Commercially available in the second half of 2019
- Deutsche Telekom continues to innovate its European and US IoT service offering.
Making it simple!
The elimination of the physical SIM card simplifies the form factor of an IoT device as there are no additional contacts, circuit paths or SIM card holders to consider. nuSIM provides a minimum hardware and software footprint for cost-efficient implementations with minimal power consumption.
Partnering is key to success
- for chipsets: Altair Semiconductor, Commsolid/Goodix, HiSilicon, Nordic Semiconductor, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, Samsung Electronics, Sequans Communications.
- for modules: Quectel Wireless Solutions, Sierra Wireless, Telit, u-blox, Nordic Semiconductor.
- for digital security: Giesecke+Devrient Mobile Security.
Deutsche Telekom is ready to share the technology with other operators and vendors in the IoT segment to establish a viable eco-system. Interested parties are welcome to join.
Driver in mobile IoT innovation
nuSIM is just one of the initiatives Deutsche Telekom is working on to drive innovation in the mobile IoT ecosystem. Most recently, the company conducted the world`s largest NB-IoT indoor measurement campaign together with energy service provider ista. The campaign established that NB-IoT significantly outperforms existing technologies such as GSM, UMTS and LTE for in-building coverage.
Deutsche Telekom has also fostered innovation in the LTE-M arena. Its hubraum LTE-M prototyping program has brought forward pioneering solutions across several industry sectors, most notably in the areas of Smart City, Wearables, E-Health and Smart Tracking.
Deutsche Telekom has to date rolled out NB-IoT across nine countries in its European footprint as well as the United States. LTE-M is due to be rolled out as of mid-2019 in several of Deutsche Telekom’s European markets.
Contributed by IoT Business News