IDEMIA to provide 5G connectivity technologies to M1 Limited for launch of their 5G network in Singapore

IDEMIA’s 5G SIM card technology enables M1 subscribers in Singapore to take full advantage of M1’s 5G standalone (SA) network, offering faster speeds, better security and seamless 5G connectivity, as well as enhanced subscriber privacy protection.

IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, today announced that it is providing 5G IMSI encrypted SIM cards to Singapore’s leading telecommunications company M1 Limited to support the rollout of its standalone (SA) network launch. Since the launch of M1’s True 5G network through a market trial, M1 subscribers in Singapore have received a complimentary 5G SA SIM card as part of their 5G network subscription booster.

As part of this partnership, IDEMIA will supply M1 Limited with 5G SA SIM cards that store temporary connection keys to enable seamless re-authentication of the network in the event of a disruption – creating a more seamless connectivity experience. In addition, the SIM card is equipped with an IMSI (International Mobile Subscriber Identity) encryption feature that protects the sensitive data of M1 subscribers’. It is the first SIM designed to protect subscriber privacy – when connecting to the network, the IMSI number of the subscriber is encrypted within the SIM card, ensuring additional protection and security.

M1 subscribers will benefit from enhanced security, faster connectivity, and greater coverage.

IDEMIA is proud to provide the technologies and expertise that ensure our partners stay ahead of the curve in their respective industries. M1 has been a frontrunner in Singapore’s 5G journey and was one of the first to embark on 5G trials. We are excited to be a part of their efforts to deliver a more seamless, secured, and efficient connectivity experience to subscribers through our 5G SA SIM cards, which have been specifically developed to meet growing 5G demand.
Benson Yeo, Vice President of Mobile Operators, Asia Pacific, IDEMIA

With 5G as a game-changer for consumers and enterprises alike, M1 is excited to drive technology change through 5G and apply innovative technology that could make a difference to all as we transform into a digital economy. To remain competitive, it is imperative that M1 provides the full benefits of enhanced connectivity, security and convenience, and we are pleased to tap on IDEMIA’s proven expertise in state-of-the-art SIM card technology to deliver an enhanced experience for our customers.
Mr Mustafa Kapasi, Chief Commercial Officer, M1 Limited

  • About us - IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, provides a trusted environment enabling citizens and consumers alike to perform their daily critical activities (such as pay, connect and travel), in the physical as well as digital space.

    Securing our identity has become mission critical in the world we live in today. By standing for Augmented Identity, an identity that ensures privacy and trust and guarantees secure, authenticated and verifiable transactions, we reinvent the way we think, produce, use and protect one of our greatest assets – our identity – whether for individuals or for objects, whenever and wherever security matters. We provide Augmented Identity for international clients from Financial, Telecom, Identity, Public Security and IoT sectors. With close to 15,000 employees around the world, IDEMIA serves clients in 180 countries.

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  • About M1 Limited - M1, a subsidiary of Keppel Corporation, is Singapore’s first digital network operator, providing a suite of communications services, including mobile, fixed line and fibre offerings, to over two million customers.

    Since the launch of its commercial services in 1997, M1 has achieved many firsts – becoming one of the first operators to be awarded one of Singapore’s two nationwide 5G standalone network license, first operator to offer nationwide 4G service, as well as ultra high-speed fixed broadband, fixed voice and other services on the Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network (NGNBN).

    M1’s mission is to drive transformation and evolution in Singapore’s telecommunications landscape through cutting-edge technology and made-to-measure offerings. For more information, visit

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