Telit and OT-Morpho partner on IoT adoption
July 6, 2017
A partnership between Italian IoT enabler Telit and French digital security company OT-Morpho aims to solve the problems facing the mass adoption of IoT via today's traditional deployment methodology.
As the cellular market matures and evolves to deploy tailored IoT such as Cat-M and NB-IoT, the two companies believe a different deployment approach will be required. They are partnering to bring to market a next generation approach that will allow the digital distribution of mobile subscriptions on demand to IoT connectivity modules.
The joint service could enable global interoperability, reduced total cost of ownership for end users and improved time to market for enterprises and device makers looking to roll out large-scale IoT projects.
"We are excited to partner with OT-Morpho and collaborate on innovative ways to serve the needs of the IoT market," said Oozi Cats, CEO of Telit. “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 we are working with some early adopters to fully leverage these. Following the recently announced Telit SimWise offering, this 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."
Together, Telit and OT-Morpho will leverage their combined technical expertise as well as their worldwide customer and carrier ecosystems to jumpstart the IoT narrowband cellular economy. The focus will be on streamlining the provisioning and subscription management process for next generation Cat-M and NB-IoT connectivity.
"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 fulfil in helping MNOs and enterprises roll out their IoT strategies," said Didier Lamouche, CEO of OT-Morpho. “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.
As Telit and OT-Morpho progress into their partnership, the companies plan to announce soon the details of their offering, which will enable a wide-scale adoption of cellular technology across billions of devices worldwide.
With close to €3bn in revenues and more than 14,000 employees, OT-Morpho is the result of the merger between OT (Oberthur Technologies) and Safran Identity & Security (Morpho) completed in May 2017. Temporarily designated by the name OT-Morpho, the company will unveil its new name in September this year.