September 12 |
Gemalto won two awards with Gemalto Instant Connect: Future Digital Award for Technology and Innovation 2019 and IoT Global Award 2019
1. Gemalto has received the
Future Digital Awards for Technology and Innovation 2019 in the category of the
Smart City Innovation of the Year for its Gemalto Instant Connect solution.
Gemalto Instant Connect relies on a
revolutionary mobile connectivity mechanism which allows OEMs and mobile operators to remotely and
automatically provide a mobile subscription to any unconnected eSIM-ready device at first power-on.
Presented by hi-tech research and analysis firm
Juniper Research, this category recognises the most innovative and impactful technology products operating across numerous sectors, including:
Automotive; Devices; Energy; IoT; Smart Cities; Smart Homes.
"This recognition from Juniper Research rewards our vision to make
eSIM accessible to the largest number of stakeholders in the mobile ecosystem –starting from
mobile operators to subscribers, to
consumer electronics & IoT device OEMs.", said Emmanuel Unguran, EVP Mobile Connectivity Solutions at Thales. "Gemalto Instant Connect aims at drastically
simplifying the connection of eSIM-enabled devices on a mobile network from the first power-on."
Future Digital Awards are determined by a panel of judges, from within Juniper Research, and in consultation with external experts. The judging criteria include analysis of product features and user benefits; innovation; commercial partnerships; commercial launches; certification & compliance; and, potential future business development.
2. Gemalto Instant Connect has been also rewarded with an
IoT Global Award 2019 for
Connected Health or Wearable Technology.
Before that, our solution was nominated in 4 out 11 award categories: Connected health or wearable technology, Connected consumer & smart home, Industry & construction, Research & development or new launch.
These new awards and multiple nominations acknowledge the real potential of our solution as a disruptive mobile connectivity solution for sectors as varied as consumer electronics or industrial IoT.
Gemalto Instant Connect is part of the numerous initiatives led by
Gemalto to stay at the forefront of eSIM innovation. In July 2019, global industry analysis firm Counterpoint has recognised Thales as the eSIM leading provider, in both hardware-based embedded SIM and
eSIM management solutions.