Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Telit teams to provide IoT security for billions of devices

By Nick Flaherty www.flaherty.co.uk

Cellular wireless provider Telit has teamed up with OT-Morpho for security in mass rollouts of IoT systems.

As the cellular Internet of Things market is maturing and evolving to deploy tailored IoT such as CAT-M and NB-IoT, the companies believe a different deployment approach will be required. The two companies are partnering to bring to market a new approach with the digital distribution of mobile subscriptions on demand to IoT connectivity modules. 

This is where Telit believes it has the advantage over low power wide area network (LPWAN) technologies such as LoRa and short range unlicensed technologies such as Bluetooth and Zigbee. Back in February, Telit bought WiFi chip developer Gainspan to partially address these challenges.

The on-demand subscriptions will enable global interoperability, reduced total cost of ownership for end-customers and improved time-to-market for enterprises and device makers looking to roll out large-scale IoT projects, they say. The focus will be on streamlining the provisioning and subscription management process for next generation Cat-M and NB-IoT connectivity.

“We are excited to partner with OT-Morpho and collaborate on innovative ways to serve the needs of the IoT market. We believe our new approach will also offer significant advantages to MNO partners – including but not limited to – new market opportunities for services, minimal impact on existing business processes, cost savings on SIMs logistics while maintaining the highest level of security and are working with some early adopters to fully leverage these," said Oozi Cats, CEO of Telit. "Following the recently announced Telit simWISE offering, this new solution will further target the coming wave of NB-IoT and Low Cat devices enabling a global IoT centric subscription management service, reduce total cost of ownership for end-customers and improve time-to-market for IoT developers."

“OT-Morpho and Telit see the massive opportunity represented by the IoT market and believe that as key ecosystem players they have a vital role to fulfill in helping MNOs and enterprises roll out their IoT strategies. By streamlining subscription management and by bringing solutions that can enhance the security and integrity of connected devices, we are fulfilling critical industry needs in order for the IoT to reach its full potential," said Didier Lamouche, CEO of OT-Morpho.

As Telit and OT-Morpho progress into their partnership, the companies plan to announce the details of their solution in the near future, which will enable a wide-scale adoption of cellular technology across billions of devices worldwide.


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