FloLive collaborates with Kigen and Sony on iSIM

  • January 12, 2022
  • Steve Rogerson

IoT connectivity provider FloLive has introduces an iSIM providing regulatory-compliant global connectivity for connecting IoT devices at scale.

To do this, it collaborated with eSIM and iSIM security firm Kigen and Sony Semiconductor Israel, a cellular IoT chipset provider.

The three vendors have developed a product based on Sony’s Altair ALT1250 cellular IoT chipset with an integrated SIM (iSIM) powered by Kigen’s iSIM OS and embedded with FloLive’s global connectivity. This leverages the benefits brought by iSIM technology of lower size, cost and efficient communications, combined with an LPWA chipset for NB-IoT and Cat-M and local breakouts, all contributing to improving latency and extending battery life, key requirements for modern IoT use cases.

FloNet is FloLive’s global connectivity service; through a globally distributed array of core mobile network instances, it provides enterprises with localised connectivity that adheres to privacy and data sovereignty regulations such as GDPR, and is permanent roaming safe.

“Our joint solution is a unique offering in the IoT space, and will be a model for other solutions in the market,” said Nir Shalom, CEO of FloLive. “We are proud to have the opportunity to partner with Sony and Kigen to leverage our highly-effective over-the-air multi-IMSI solution that is in line with Sony’s own target to extend battery life and optimise data usage, and Kigen’s advanced, highly-secure integrated SIM OS.”

This collaboration is a significant step in FloLive’s growth as a global connectivity company, and in the worldwide need for innovative, iSIM-based connectivity that meet new business needs.

“Sony is at the forefront of the next generation of connected devices and, to make that happen, we collaborate with vendors who have new approaches to enabling IoT connectivity,” said Aviv Castro, vice president at Sony Semiconductor Israel. “FloLive offers broad global coverage in our target markets and can address local regulatory challenges. This not only encourages IoT adoption, but also supports specific customer requirements for privacy and scale.”

Having developed its own global software connectivity infrastructure, FloLive can customise any element to meet specific requirements. It supports additional cellular technologies such as 5G, for future use cases.

“Kigen initiated the iSIM technology with a vision to simplify the manufacture of global IoT products and scale seamlessly,” said Vincent Korstanje, CEO at Kigen. “This collaboration with Sony and FloLive combines the best of security through Kigen iSIM OS with out of the box LPWAN connectivity on a proven iSIM chipset so OEMs can focus on meeting regulatory and local market needs.”