Spirent Communications plc and Oasis Smart SIM have partnered to work on removing connectivity and network provisioning barriers for the rapid development of connected products and devices, such as cameras, smart vehicles, logistics and production goods, the companies said.
The partnership marks both firms´ entry into the connected Internet of Things (IoT) business, which analyst Gartner, Inc. forecasts will result in 6.4 billion connected devices worldwide in 2016, reaching 20.8 billion by 2020.
Prior to launching the new product, Spirent and Oasis undertook extensive research into the hurdles that original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) face in making diverse connected products, ranging from white goods in the kitchen to those used in animal management, suitable for sale in world markets. It became clear that old technologies and business models based on use of the traditional SIM were not suitable for IoT device activation and subscription provisioning on a global scale.
The partnership between Spirent and Oasis will introduce a unique two-click software solution, including USIM functionality, that OEMs can embed into products for seamless cellular service activation in any of the world´s markets, as well as life-cycle management.
Oasis Smart SIM provides both end-to-end and customized services to enable the deployment of global USIM technology connectivity and management.
Spirent Communications plc. (LSE: SPT) offers a portfolio of solutions to test data centers, cloud computing and virtualized environments, high speed Ethernet networks and services, 3G/4G wireless networks and devices, network and application security, and positioning technologies.