China Unicom, the leading telecommunications provider in China, and Valid, the innovative eSIM solution provider today announced their commercial partnership to deliver LTE Connectivity Enablement to global IoT customers in China. This commercial partnership provides eSIM technology, making LTE connectivity and subscription management easier for IoT device makers. The companies will explain this industry-first during Mobile World Congress Barcelona, which takes place on Feb 25-28th in Barcelona, Spain.
The commercial partnership leverages Valid’s IoT Connectivity Platform paired with China Unicom’s powerful eSIM platform which is awarded “GSMA Asia Best Mobility Breakthrough” in MWC Shanghai 2018 – both of which use advanced, GSMA-compliant subscription management solutions from Valid and China Unicom. The companies have successfully tested and demonstrated a fully compliant subscription management swap procedure in China between their respective systems. This critical milestone was achieved in an interoperable multi-vendor environment.
“We are pleased to partner with Valid in this important industry initiative. The integration of eSIM platforms paves the way for accelerated innovation across the China Unicom network,” said Chen Feng Wei, Deputy General Manager from Unicom Vsens. “Through this commercial partnership, we are enabling a truly unique experience and technology that drives seamless connectivity.”
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“It is a real pleasure for Valid to partner with China Unicom. Together, we have achieved a major industry milestone proving once again the leadership and industry expertise of the involved parties. The integration between China Unicom unique service platform, Valid eUICC & Subscription Management technology, and, best-in-class China Unicom LTE Network will enable IoT OEMs, device makers and service providers to embrace a seamless connectivity experience in China,” said Carlos Affonso D’Aburquerque, CEO of Valid.