Specifically, the partnership will see BICS add SIMbae, Able Device’s software agent for SIM and eSIM, to its ecosystem of IoT services, enabling devices to switch between private and public networks at scale, an invaluable technology for companies preparing to deploy private networks.
Traditionally, devices moving between a private network and a public network had to switch networks manually, which sometimes caused performance issues for M2M and IoT applications.
With SIMbae, an applet sits on top of a SIM card or eSIM and extends its capabilities, including automatic switching to stronger connections and security features such as debugging and encryption.
“This partnership is another exciting development in the enterprise IoT space,” said Divya Ghai Wakankar, Vice President of Enterprise Market and Marketing at BICS.
“BICS’ IoT solution is already making device activation and connection easier for its enterprise customers. Now, the powerful combination with Able Device’s applet software harmonizes the seamless mobility of next-generation connected devices.
Historically, SIM cards have had limited value due to the fact that they are passive processors that require external input to trigger a predefined function. SIMbae represents a new generation of SIM cards, turning them into active processors in IoT systems that do not depend on external inputs.
“We are very proud to work with BICS to address the global market for enterprise mobility solutions,” added Roger Dewey, CEO of Able Device.
“Our agreement illustrates the benefits and usefulness of SIMbae across the value chain of connected device solutions.”
BICS’ all-in-one IoT solution helps companies simplify the deployment of global IoT solutions by managing the connection, control and optimization of the SIM ecosystem through its SIM for Things platform, powered by the backbone network of BICS which covers 200 countries.