Kigen, Truphone Partner for iSIM Roll Out On Sony Chips

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Truphone in London is working with Sony Semiconductor Israel and ARM-subsidiary Kigen to add iSIM technology to IoT wireless chips.

Truphone announced to have enabled its IoT platform and global connectivity to run on the integrated SIM of Sony’s Altair cellular IoT chipsets, powered by Kigen iSIM OS. The chipsets currently connect millions of devices, including wearables, vehicle telematics, logistic trackers, home appliances, consumer electronics, and smart utility meters using the integrated SIM technology hardware. This connectivity is securely integrated in Sony’s Altair chipsets and the low-footprint of Kigen’s highly portable iSIM OS software.

According to the company, this new solution creates a new paradigm for connecting IoT devices at scale with a completely pre-integrated, secure connectivity solution. It paves the way for new ideas and solutions that were never possible before, due to the cost and complexity of distributing SIMs and negotiating with different network operators around the world.

The collaboration is said to represent another significant milestone in the company’s growth in connecting millions of people and devices. The first chipsets to obtain Truphone’s connectivity solution are Sony’s Altair CAT-M/NB ALT1250 and NB-only ALT1255 cellular IoT chipsets, which are the smallest solution in the industry.

Ralph Steffens, CEO at Truphone said, “This merging of technologies will create powerful, scalable IoT deployments.”

The company said it also provides unique, affordable business models for connectivity to encourages the adoption of IoT.