PARIS, October 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Apple's quiet release of its Apple SIM has recently disrupted the embedded connectivity market. This technology allows users to switch mobile carriers without changing their SIM card and paves the way for a future where device manufacturers will be connectivity resellers and providers.
Transatel anticipated this market trend long ago and developed SIM 901, which offers device manufacturers an end-to-end embedded connectivity solution. This technology based on the multi-local 901 mobile network code allows device manufacturers to deliver global 3G/LTE services to their end-users with one unique SIM card.
With 30 billion connected devices expected by 2020, the forecasted growth in Connectivity and the Internet of Things markets clearly ensures a bright future for this innovative connectivity solution.
Cost-effectiveand flexible embedded connectivity solution for device manufacturers:
A global SIM ready to go: SIM 901 provides local plug-and-play 3G/LTE connectivity in multiple countries thanks to Transatel's agreements with mobile operators worldwide. Transatel ensures excellent global coverage and negotiates local rates around the world for the benefit of businesses and end-users.
Transatel provides device manufacturers with a single interface to deliver simplified and cost-efficient services. Transatel's mutualized infrastructure ensures the lowest operational costs to manage device connectivity and subscriptions for end-users. Transatel 901 SIM also provides additional features to consumer devices allowing manufacturers to deploy cloud services.
Transatel SIM 901 solution can be deployed under different business models: from a white label turnkey solution operated by Transatel, to the classical Enabler or Aggregator models providing all the technical tools to enable device manufacturers to manage their data offers and services on their own.
Jacques Bonifay said: "We are proud to have developed the ultimate embedded connectivity solution for this burgeoning market. SIM 901 provides global, reliable, and secure connectivity to consumers' laptops, tablets, and even cars. Our model can go a step further than the Apple SIM, as not only does SIM 901 allow device manufacturers to sell their own connectivity services, but it does so globally and at local rates."
Transatel is a pan-European telecommunications company founded in 2000 and established in France, the UK, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Transatel has 3 main activities: MVNE, MVNO, and M2M.
As an MVNE/A, Transatel offers a turnkey solution for companies who want to launch an MVNO and market their own mobile service. Transatel's platform is interconnected with 7 of the biggest operators in Europe (Bouygues Telecom and Orange France, Orange Switzerland, Everything Everywhere in the UK, Base et Mobistar in Belgium, and Tango in Luxembourg) which guarantees the highest possible quality of service for its partners. Transatel's platform currently manages more than 650,000 SIM cards for 80 MVNOs.
As an MVNO, Transatel offers tailor-made packages for frequent-travellers and cross-border professionals under its own brands: Transatel Mobile, Eurokeitai, and Transatel Rental.
Finally, as an M2M solutions provider, Transatel allows M2M players to add airtime connectivity to their services and applications. Transatel's main M2M partners are Everything Everywhere UK and Orange Switzerland, for whom Transatel manages more than 750,000 M2M SIMs.