Safran selected to support Millicom in driving IoT in Latin America

Safran Identity & Security, a global leader in identity and security, today announced that it has been selected by Millicom, a leading telecom company dedicated to emerging markets in Latin America and Africa, as one of its partners to supply secure elements and applications for Internet of Things (IoT) technology in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

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Safran selected to support Millicom in driving IoT in Latin AmericaIoT technology is growing strongly in Latin America. According to IHS Technology, growth of over 25% per year is expected through to 2021, reaching 65 million connected devices in Latin America, that will use mobile technology to communicate with each other.

Safran is supporting Millicom in exploring business in the areas of IoT and Machine to Machine (M2M). Safran will deliver its robust M2M SIM card, which can handle extreme environmental, memory management, and long lifetime needs of Millicom's M2M customers. In addition, a "lock and refresh" application will enable remote monitoring and management of the M2M cards in the field.

With its expertise in M2M services and solutions, Safran is the ideal partner for Millicom to support our strategy to drive M2M and IoT market development in Latin America.
Bart Vanhaeren, Director B2B Operations and New Businesses at Millicom

IoT technology is already revolutionizing the way business gets done. With Safran's products and solutions, Millicom is able to open up new business possibilities, such as telematics, smart metering, smart vending machines and for the Internet of Things in general.
Yves Portalier, Vice President and General Manager Telecom Business Unit at Safran Identity & Security

About IDEMIA OT-Morpho is now IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity for an increasingly digital world, with the ambition to empower citizens and consumers alike to interact, pay, connect, travel and vote in ways that are now possible in a connected environment.
Securing our identity has become mission critical in the world we live in today. By standing for Augmented Identity, we reinvent the way we think, produce, use and protect this asset, whether for individuals or for objects. We ensure privacy and trust as well as guarantee secure, authenticated and verifiable transactions for international clients from Financial, Telecom, Identity, Public Security and IoT sectors.
OT (Oberthur Technologies) and Safran Identity & Security (Morpho) have joined forces to form IDEMIA. With close to $3 billion in revenues and 14,000 employees around the world, IDEMIA serves clients in 180 countries.

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