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IDEMIA's connectivity technologies and industry knowledge will be combined with Microsoft's cloud platform to increase global eSIM support services.
FREMONT, CA: According to a press statement from IDEMIA, the augmented identity supplier has formed a global partnership with Microsoft. The agreement will offer next-generation eSIM and connectivity solutions for consumers, according to the business. IDEMIA's connectivity technologies and industry knowledge will be combined with Microsoft's cloud platform to boost global eSIM (embedded SIM) support services.
IDEMIA collaborates with more than 500 mobile network operators (MNOs) worldwide to enable SIM card connectivity, eSIM services for consumer and M2M devices such as smart meters and autos, and mobile authentication use cases. This partnership, according to the companies, will allow them to expand their support for portable operators by offering solutions with high levels of service availability, geo-redundancy capabilities, and cutting-edge security technologies that enhance resilience against DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks.
Secure connectivity services have never been more critical than today, said Tony Shakib, Microsoft's general manager of Azure IoT. Through their partnership with IDEMIA, they will provide Mobile Operators with the safe, scalable infrastructure they require to future-proof their businesses. Further, they give the consumers dependable and innovative services that improve their connection. IDEMIA also provides security for financial assistance in addition to its networking efforts.
Matthew Cole, executive vice president of IDEMIA's Digital Business Unit, told PYMNTS that the transition from physical cards to digital alternatives is part of a bigger transformation. According to Cole, it's already occurring with different types of credentials, such as transportation cards and campus access badges, and will take place everywhere eventually. He told PYMNTS that they are gradually noticing the digitization of all of the credentials one can find in the wallet. And this will continue until all of the various credentials that are physically in one’s wallet will soon be stored in a digital wallet. As a result, one will no longer need to carry a physical wallet or even car keys.