OREANDA-NEWS. Telit Communications PLC («Telit», «the Group», AIM: TCM), and Tele2 (NASDAQ OMX Stockholm: TEL2 A and TEL2 B), global enablers of the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced the launch of simWISE, a cellular module-embedded SIM technology, the first of its kind.

The new technology can act as a replacement or complement for manufacturers of cellular-connected devices using traditional SIM card and tray.

Manufacturers of connected products that embed Telit IoT modules with simWISE significantly reduce time to market, complexity, and will improve customer experience across all verticals.

The module-software embedded SIM technology is essential to the mass-rollout of Cellular IoT technology, in particular LPWA offerings such as LTE-M and NB-IoT. This initial release of simWISE for mass market 2G devices is the first step in Telit's roadmap to deliver a broad set of innovative technologies related to embedded connectivity that will expand across the product portfolio.

Telit's ability to offer the industry's broadest portfolio of both integrated products and services, and Tele2 IoT's best-in-class connectivity solution, allows the companies for the first time to provide the market with the enhanced value proposition of simWISE that reduces the total cost of ownership and improves the connection lifecycle management features of IoT deployments across the globe.

Alon Segal, CTO of Telit, commented:

«As the IoT market matures and devices continue to get less expensive and smaller, it is essential we make it easier for enterprises to harness the growth potential of IoT by using cost effective and simple solutions such as simWISE.»

«Removal of the physical SIM card from product design dramatically reduces the risk, time to market, complexity, and cost of manufacturing IoT devices.»

Stephen Bryant, CTO at Tele2 IoT, said:

«We have a strong partnership with Telit from both commercial and technology aspects and we share the same vision about the ecosystem. simWISE will simplify and streamline manufacturing, logistics and onboarding. Tele2 IoT will always be on the frontline of new IoT technologies and solutions.»

simWISE benefits for users and manufacturers of cellular-connected devices are numerous. Device manufacturers can expect lower total cost of ownership, the ability to quickly swap mobile network operators, improved product reliability, and a single SKU for connected products that can operate on a global scale.