KnowRoaming launches Soft SIM Platform with TCL Communication

KnowRoaming has launched the Soft SIM Platform, an entirely virtual, hardware-­free SIM, complete with custom management tools and a global roaming network, the company said.

KnowRoaming has partnered with TCL Communication for the launch of this platform in the company´s handsets, starting with the China market before launching in the US and other global markets.

Its portfolio of products is currently sold in over 170 countries globally under two key brands — ALCATEL and TCL. Under these combined brands, the company has grown to be one of the world´s fastest growing handset manufacturers globally, with cumulative sales volume of handsets and other products above 83 million units in 2015; and its ALCATEL brand is the fourth largest mobile handset manufacturer in North America.

With the technology integrated in selected handsets, users can automatically connect to networks in foreign countries, monitoring their account usage in real-­time through the dedicated app, all while benefiting from low data roaming rates and a seamless device-­ integrated experience.

The end users access roaming rates up to 85 percent lower than their carriers´ in 200+ countries thanks to KnowRoaming´s commercial agreements with networks worldwide. KnowRoaming operates the global Multi-­IMSI network that provides the data, voice and SMS services. The network selection, call routing and billing are all handled by KnowRoaming infrastructure.

KnowRoaming delivers end-­to-­end solutions for global connectivity. For consumer, corporate, and enterprise customers, KnowRoaming offers flexible delivery mechanisms, customizable management platforms, and a global mobile network.

TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited (HKSE stock code: 02618) together with its subsidiaries and its affiliates designs, manufactures and markets an expanding portfolio of mobile and internet products and service worldwide under two key brands –Alcatel Onetouch and TCL.