Scania taps G+D and Pod Group for international IoT management platform

Swedish lorry producer Scania is dealing with German tech security group Giesecke+ Devrient (G+D) and its UK-based IoT MVNO subsidiary Pod Group to establish a brand-new connection platform for management of eSIMs and IoT activities in business lorries. Scania currently utilizes G+D’s eSIM service; their brand-new task is to “execute a completely incorporated service that supports central management of telecoms networks”, they stated.

They stated the brand-new platform-as-service service will allow Scania to release eSIM options in its trucks throughout the world. Scania, G+D, and Pod Group are presently developing the “platform-as-service environment”, they stated, to deal with Pod Group’s connection management platform, Pod IoT Suite. “The primary focus is on incorporating the eSIM management service with Pod IoT Suite and executing it in Scania’s internal IT facilities,” they stated.

A declaration discussed: “Scania will utilize the Pod IoT Suite … as a main management user interface for managing all IoT activities. [It] can utilize it, for instance, to evaluate information, recognize effectiveness prospective or check out off expenses. Most notably, the platform likewise supports the quick and affordable onboarding of mobile network operators. This provides Scania the alternative of linking the ideal service provider for each nation … [for] the very best quality of service.”

The service includes G+D’s eUICC/ eSIM cards, established for the automobile sector, and currently utilized by Scania, and its AirOn360 eSIM management platform. Scania has actually defined that “no internal competence” must be needed to handle the airtime service. It stated: “Solutions are bundled in the platform and supply customized alternatives for each usage case. The G+D service … serves as a bridge in between Scania and mobile service providers in the different markets.”

Peter Vincent, head of linked systems at Scania, stated: “With a central management platform, we now have a one-stop service for whatever from eSIM user authentication for safe and secure access to the mobile network and eSIM management, to transparent, quantifiable and scalable usage of IoT activities. Centralization conserves us time and expenses to a significant level. Our consumers likewise take advantage of an enhanced quality of service. From a sales point of view and with regard to our worldwide orientation, the brand-new platform design will support us decisively.”

Philipp Schulte, head of connection and IoT at G+D, stated: “Pod’s item variety matches G+D’s world-leading eSIM portfolio and opens the possibility to link, handle, expense and safe and secure gadgets through an international, cost-efficient technique. We are now taking the next action in development with the advancement of an incorporated platform for Scania. Although the platform here is at first being developed for the automobile sector, we see a huge market capacity for it in concept in the IoT sector in basic: from wise production to wise metering.”

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