IDEMIA announces Otono deal


IDEMIA has announced the acquisition of Otono Networks and its eSIM orchestration technology.

According to IDEMIA, together the two firms will offer a comprehensive eSIM lifecycle management solution to simplify the adoption of eSIM for both mobile network operators (MNOs) and device manufacturers (OEMs).

This acquisition marks the first external expansion by the IDEMIA group, formed in 2017 when OT (Oberthur Technologies) and Safran Identity & Security (Morpho) joined forces.

According to Gartner, by 2020, connected objects in use worldwide could reach 20.4 billion.

IDEMIA says: “Faced with the increasing number of new eSIM devices (smartphones, smartwatches, tablets, PCs) and IoT applications, MNOs and OEMs must confront several challenges, the most critical of which is navigating the complex architecture required to launch eSIM. New use cases create new challenges of implementation due to the strain on existing infrastructure. Teams must employ complex interfaces, manage different integrations between ecosystem elements, all while minimising risk to existing B/OSS - which can lead to lengthy and costly integrations.

“Otono’s cloud-based orchestration solution was designed specifically to handle eSIM and address all of these challenges. It provides a centralised hub that synchronizes eSIM activation and provisioning workflows with each element in the ecosystem. The integration of Otono’s orchestration hub into IDEMIA means customers can now have an end-to-end solution to manage the entire eSIM lifecycle while addressing the needs of all players including MNOs, OEMs, and end-users.”


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