Globalgig enables Massive IoT with Thales

  • April 20, 2022
  • William Payne

Thales has announced a new partnership with Globalgig, a global connectivity service provider, for the world’s first deployment of Thales Adaptive Connect, a solution supporting smart connection of massive fleets of IoT devices.

Based on embedded SIM (eSIM) technology, Thales Adaptive Connect enables IoT devices to connect and use the most appropriate subscription as soon as powered up in the field.

By 2025, an estimated one billion eSIM enabled IoT devices will be deployed worldwide. IoT devices are usually positioned in remote and unattended locations.

Thales Adaptive Connect is designed to leverage built-in eSIM and remote subscription management. Any device at rest or in movement can be activated remotely eliminating the need to preload mobile subscription on the production line.

With the new solution, global connectivity service providers – such as Globalgig – and group of operators can offer immediate and seamless remote connectivity to IoT Service providers, with no impact on device manufacturing and logistics operations.

Mark Castle, Chief Revenue Officer for Globalgig UK, said: “Thales Adaptive Connect is the only solution of its kind on the market. Fitting perfectly with our commitment to innovation and transformation, it represents an unprecedented opportunity to offer exceptional connectivity services throughout the IoT ecosystem. We have already signed up a number of major clients.”

Emmanuel Unguran, SVP Mobile Connectivity Solutions at Thales said: “Enabling a myriad of exciting use cases, ranging from smart metering to smart cities, massive IoT deployments are set to transform the quality of everyday life. By partnering with Globalgig for the first ever deployment of Thales Adaptive Connect, we are dramatically streamlining the process of creating, connecting and supporting these IoT devices. Quite simply, Thales Adaptive Connect is going to make the future happen faster.”