New Delhi: IDEMIA, the global market leader in Augmented Identity, has announced that its eUICC (embedded Universal Integrated Circuit Card) SIM personalization has been awarded an accreditation from GSMA Security Accreditation Scheme and AFNOR Group (French Association for Standardization). The eSIM is the hardware component of the SIM and a physical MFF2 (Machine Form Factor) that can be soldered into a solution. The eUICC has the Operating System and software components that allow the remote eSIM provisioning of multiple network profiles.
This accreditation is a key milestone in the deployment of IDEMIA’s solutions for the Mobile Operators (MO), Automotive and Internet of Things (IoT) markets and confirms its compliance at the highest levels of security required by such industries. The Embedded SIM Market is expected to register a CAGR of 15% over the period 2021 to 2026. It has been estimated that the Internet of Things (IoT) devices will become the largest connectivity category within the next few years, overtaking mobile phones.
As a leading and trusted partner in the telecom field, IDEMIA is at the forefront of the digital revolution and is committed to bringing protected and convenient experiences to its customers with the latest certifications in place.
As per the certification, IDEMIA is now authorized to produce eUICC (SMD) for automotive and non-automotive markets in its Noida production plant in India. This can find applications in securing access control and connected cars. IDEMIA’s automotive solutions will enable customized services in connected and autonomous vehicles that combine digital ID, the distribution of digital keys, biometrics for car access, engine start as well as personalization in the car.
Recent accreditations of GSMA SAS and AFNOR to IDEMIA’s Noida production unit, are significant milestones in terms of IDEMIA’s commitment towards Government of India’s initiatives for creating trusted & secured local manufacturing and data management infrastructure for next generation Telecom and Connected ecosystem in India. IDEMIA’ has invested substantially in R&D for its ambition is to facilitate its telecom partners with faster and accelerated market access in the evolving connected environment.
Rahul Tandon, SVP Mobile Operator Business
At IDEMIA, we pride ourselves in our ability to create cutting edge solutions to make our world a better and more secure place for everyone. This independent accreditation not only proves our expertise, but also demonstrates our clear commitment to security and interoperability and enables us to provide a more complete portfolio of IoT solutions for our clients across the globe.
William Dieu, Plant head at IDEMIA India
About the certification
The Embedded SIM secures access to the mobile network and is there to ensure that the end-user and device are who and what they say that they are, that they can be trusted to act as intended on the network and, equally, that the network can trust them. Certification is there to ensure peace of mind for Embedded SIM users and customers.
The GSMA Embedded SIM specification describes what is intended to be a robust, secure, scalable and interoperable solution; but these promises can only be delivered if every technology provider interprets and implements the specification in a compliant manner. Compliance is assured with a multi-layered approach. Embedded SIM manufacturers and subscription managers are required to submit their products to a series of tests to achieve various certifications to prove compliance.
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.
For more information, visit www.idemia.com / Follow @IDEMIAGroup on Twitter