Oberthur Technologies (OT), a world leader in digital security solutions for the mobility space today announces its partnership with SoftBank Corp for M2M, IoT and connected devices in Japan where Mobile Network Operators (MNO) are leading the way on these fast growing markets. OT’s longstanding experience with both MNOs and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) is a key asset for SoftBank which will benefit from the state-of-the-art solutions offered by OT to secure and enhance connectivity.
SoftBank is not only a leading MNO in Japan, but also a recognized global connectivity player that serves its users through multiple approaches, targeting vertical markets that can potentially integrate M2M platforms and other specific devices and machines.
OT is a major player in securing the M2M/IoT and connected devices space thanks to its innovative solutions and existing partnerships worldwide. OT will bring SoftBank its experience and expertise on M2M through its DIM®1 portfolio (SIM cards for M2M) adapted to all types of connected devices in terms of features and quality. Furthermore, OT will enable SoftBank to build projects with OEMs in partnership with OT for vertical markets such as the automotive industry, industrial devices, robotics, Smart metering, vending machines, gaming, etc.
“We are delighted to be the first company selected by SoftBank as their strategic partner on M2M and IoT in Japan where this growing market is particularly dynamic and innovative,” said Pierre Barrial, Managing Director of OT’s Mobile Network Operators business. “Our unique DIM® offer and strong experience with MNOs and OEMs will allow us, with SoftBank, to build connected device solutions meeting the highest standards of privacy and security to serve expanding M2M needs.”
SoftBank Corp., a subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp. (TOKYO: 9984), provides mobile communication, fixed-line communication and Internet connection services to customers in Japan. Leveraging synergies with other companies in the SoftBank Group, SoftBank Corp. aims to transform lifestyles through ICT and expand into other business areas including IoT, robotics and energy. To learn more, please visit http://www.softbank.jp/en/corp/group/sbm/
ABOUT OBERTHUR TECHNOLOGIES
OT is a world leader in digital security solutions for the mobility space. OT has always been at the heart of mobility, from the first smart cards to the latest contactless payment technologies which equip millions of smartphones. Present in the Payment, Telecommunications and Identity markets, OT offers end-to-end solutions in the Smart Transactions, Mobile Financial Services, Machine-to-Machine, Digital Identity and Transport & Access Control fields. OT employs over 6 000 employees worldwide, including close to 700 R&D people. With more than 50 sales offices across 5 continents and 1 manufacturing hub by region, OT’s international network serves clients in 140 countries. For more information: www.oberthur.com
1 Device Identity Module® is a registered trademark of Oberthur Technologies. DIM® is a dedicated range of embedded and removable M2M SIM cards.
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