Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Huawei and Giesecke & Devrient sign an MoU on a Global Partnership for Global Connectivity e2e Services for the growing Internet of Things/M2M market

Huawei and Giesecke & Devrient signed an alliance collaboration agreement to promote global connectivity services. The purpose of these services are to remove the entrance barrier for device makers, aiming to deliver global connected products and solutions. The global connectivity services greatly simplify the supply chain logistics, reduce commercial deployment cost and enhance the service experience for products such as connected cars, wearable devices, smart meters, and others. Multinational enterprises, especially chinese multi-national enterprises will greatly benefit from a proven, integrated e2e platform delivered by two market leading companies.

The global connectivity services are to provide one stop, low-cost connectivity services with a guaranteed quality of service and efficient access to local network connectivity through secure Over-the-Air provisioning of a local MNO subscription, which can allow the enterprise design and produce one product type for all the countries around world. Mr. Zhang Pingan, President of Huawei Software and Member of the Management Board at Huawei and Mr. Stefan Auerbach, Group Executive Mobile Security and Member of the Management Board at Giesecke & Devrient attended this signing ceremony, and signed this MoU (Memory of Understanding) on behalf of Huawei Software and Giesecke & Devrient.

The two companies create with this partnership an opportunity to combine their product strengths and resources. Huawei contributes with its global mobile network management services and infrastructures and G&D brings in its M2M SIM card portfolio and its secure OTA managed services for the product life cycle management of the M2M/IoT devices and SIM cards.

With the signing of today’s MoU both companies are very proud to serve and innovate the important growing M2M/IoT market.