Category: E-SIM

01 Mar 2018

Telna Partners with Tech Data to Deliver Affordable, Innovative Global Connectivity Solutions

BARCELONA, Spain — March 1, 2018 — Telna, a vertically integrated provider of global connectivity and mobility solutions, today announced their partnership with Tech Data, the leading global end-to-end distributor of technology products, services and solutions, to distribute Telna’s products and services to Tech Data’s channel of resellers in North America. Telna offers truly global 1-SIM, 1-Network, 1-Invoice, 1-Portal mobile connectivity solutions to consumer and enterprise customers.

Telna’s suite of products available through Tech Data under the Telna and KnowRoaming brands include the Global SIM Sticker and Global SIM Card. Tech Data will also be the first global distributor to offer Telna’s IoT Connect—the world’s first enterprise-grade eSIM, multi-channel router bundled with out-of-box global mobile connectivity.

Tech Data customers in the U.S. and Canada now have access to Telna products and the ability to grow their businesses by participating in a residuals-based subscriber usage revenue share program.

“We are pleased to further strengthen our portfolio of solutions with the addition of Telna, which has built an impressive track record of providing superior quality connectivity and global roaming services,” said Linda Rendleman, senior vice president, Endpoint Solutions, Americas, at Tech Data. “Our customers will be equipped with some of the world’s most successful business and consumer brands to provide their end-user clientele with expansive and reliable global connectivity solutions that serve their needs today and feature the scalability to meet their demands of tomorrow.”

Telna operates its own mobile network infrastructure and has direct access agreements with 800+ networks with coverage in 200+ countries/territories. Combined with its proprietary software-defined-network technology and multi-IMSI platform, Telna is uniquely positioned to provide access to multiple top-tier networks per country/region, thereby offering increased redundancy, coverage, and reliability to the end-user.

“In our connected world, global connectivity that is reliable, secure and affordable is a requirement for consumers and enterprises. We provide innovative solutions, high-quality service, and a robust mobile network to connect people and machines worldwide,” said Gregory Gundelfinger, Telna CEO. “Unlike traditional carrier offerings, this partnership can allow VARs and MSPs the ability to enter the revenue stream associated with connectivity on a global basis with far less pain and complexity. We are excited to work with Tech Data, and their massive reseller network, to streamline the purchase and rollout of our powerful connectivity solutions to customers around the world.”

Global Connectivity Products offered by Tech Data:

  • Global SIM Sticker: After a one-time, easy application to the user’s existing SIM card, the SIM Sticker stays in the phone or tablet and automatically activates and connects to local networks for voice and fast 4G LTE/3G data every time they travel. The ReachMe automatic call forwarding service enables the user to receive all their calls to their home mobile number. Usage is managed in real-time with the free KnowRoaming companion app.
  • Global SIM Card: Perfect for any traveler, the Global SIM Card connects users to local networks for voice and fast 4G LTE/3G data worldwide. All usage is prepaid with no contracts. Usage is managed in real-time with the free KnowRoaming companion app.
  • IoT Connect: A high-bandwidth, end-to-end solution for enterprises that require reliable, global connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT Connect’s unique link aggregation means the connection can run over multiple towers/carriers, with a maximum transfer rate multiple times the speed of an individual radio. The hardware is completely SIM-free and managed remotely through a cloud-based portal.

 

About Telna

Telna is a vertically integrated end-to-end network-as-a-service (NaaS) for the growing Internet of Things (IoT) economy. Telna is a US-based, GSMA member wireless carrier that has direct access agreements with 800+ networks, and LTE/4G/3G coverage in 200+ countries worldwide. Today, the integrated company combines a pervasive network of networks, full back-end network infrastructure, and device hardware/software technology to offer a full suite of global connectivity services. Learn more at www.telna.com.

 

About Tech Data

Tech Data connects the world with the power of technology. Our end-to-end portfolio of products, services and solutions, highly specialized skills, and expertise in next-generation technologies enable channel partners to bring to market the products and solutions the world needs to connect, grow and advance. Tech Data is ranked No. 107 on the Fortune 500® and has been named one of Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” for nine straight years. To find out more, visit www.techdata.com or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

 

Contact:

Louise Stein

Director of Communications

[email protected]

 

Lisa Cimini

Communications Coordinator

[email protected]

22 Feb 2018

Telna to Demonstrate New IoT Connect eSIM Router with Out-of-Box Global Connectivity at MWC Barcelona 2018

 Multi-modem, multi-IMSI eSIM router with network agnostic, global cellular connectivity—

End-to-end solution includes hardware, network, and management—

—Visit Telna at MWC, Hall 1, Stand 1B80—

 

BARCELONA, Spain — February 22, 2018 — Telna, a vertically integrated Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) provider of global end-to-end connectivity solutions, today announced they will demonstrate the latest IoT Connect, the first enterprise-grade, multi-modem, multi-IMSI eSIM router, at Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2018. The IoT Connect is a truly end-to-end solution, complete with hardware, global network connectivity, and a management portal, for the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) applications.

Today’s global businesses are rapidly adopting IoT solutions that connect their equipment, transport, and people in order to increase efficiency, performance, and cost-savings. Yet for most enterprises, deploying the IoT solution leads to the burden of managing multiple vendors, long timelines for deployment, and high costs.

“Telna is the first fully integrated service provider to introduce an enterprise-grade, multi-channel eSIM router bundled out-of-the-box with global connectivity,” said Mathew Stein, Telna CTO. “We help enterprises drastically reduce deployment times, management overhead, and costs by providing a complete solution with one management portal, one invoice, and one direct line to 24/7 support.”

Telna offers competitive rates and all usage is consumption-based, so enterprises are billed only for data that is used. Plus, bandwidth can be pooled to further optimize costs.

Telna’s end-to-end solution includes: 

Hardware

The IoT Connect provides high bandwidth 4G LTE connectivity without physical SIMs. The multi-channel device houses up to 4 multi-band modems (Cat 4, Cat 6, Cat 11, Cat 12, M1, etc.) which are field-upgradeable and 5G-ready. The modems can be custom-configured for maximum transfer rates and coverage requirements.

Network

The IoT Connect provides access to multiple top-tier networks in each country for complete redundancy—keeping mission critical operations online. Telna is a US-based, FCC-licensed, mobile network operator and GSMA member. With over 18 network partners and 300+ bilateral agreements, Telna has direct access to 2,000+ networks worldwide. 

Management

All devices can be monitored and managed in real time through one user-friendly, cloud-based management portal. The SIM-free IoT Connect is managed remotely for over-the-air network diagnostics and configuration. Custom APIs allow for the acquisition of real-time network data such as CDRs, location updates, cell IDs, etc. The customer has the option of enabling load balancing or channel bonding to leverage Telna’s global cloud footprint. In addition, customers can choose the firewall service of their choice as a cloud-hosted solution.

Visit Telna at Mobile Wold Congress Barcelona 2018 in Hall 1, Stand 1B80 from February 26th to March 1st for a full demonstration of the IoT Connect.

 

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About Telna

Telna is a vertically integrated end-to-end network-as-a-service (NaaS) for the growing Internet of Things (IoT) economy. Telna is a US-based, FCC-licensed GSMA member and wireless carrier, which has direct access agreements with 800+ networks, and LTE/4G/3G coverage in 200+ countries worldwide. In 2014, KnowRoaming, a SIM technology business, invested in and subsequently acquired Telna. Today, the integrated company combines a pervasive network of networks, full back-end network infrastructure, and device hardware/software technology to offer a full suite of global connectivity services. Learn more at www.telna.com

 

Contact:

Louise Stein

Director of Communications

[email protected]

 

Lisa Cimini

Communications Coordinator

[email protected]

22 Feb 2018

Xiaomi partners with Telna to broaden Mi Roaming coverage

BEIJING, China — February 22, 2018 — Telna, a global provider of end-to-end connectivity solutions, and Xiaomi, the global electronics company, today announced their partnership to provide expanded international roaming coverage through the Mi Roaming virtual SIM platform.

Launching first to over 100 million users from mainland China, the new, broadened coverage will be available on all current Xiaomi smartphone models, enabling access to affordable, seamless, 4G LTE 3G data roaming in more international destinations including in Europe and North America.

“This partnership is another step in our constant effort to deliver the best possible experience to our Mi fans worldwide,” stated the Xiaomi Roaming team.

From a company with a truly fan-focused mantra, the Mi Roaming app is one of the value-added solutions offered by Xiaomi. It enables users to connect to roaming data on-demand via virtual SIM technology. Users benefit from a seamless, device-integrated experience and truly affordable unlimited data rates.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Xiaomi—an industry leader in consumer technology,” said Gregory Gundelfinger, Telna CEO. “Our global decentralized network has local data breakouts wherever the Xiaomi user is traveling, providing a local data experience with lower latency and faster LTE data speeds. It’s a superior experience to any other network technology available and a breakthrough in data roaming technology. We are excited to introduce this technology experience to Xiaomi customers.”

Telna is a US-based GSMA member operating its own mobile network infrastructure. With over 18 network partners and 300+ bilateral agreements, Telna has direct access to 2,000+ top tier networks worldwide. Combined with its proprietary software-defined-network technology and Multi-IMSI platform, Telna is uniquely positioned to provide access to multiple top-tier networks per country/region, thereby offering increased redundancy, coverage, and reliability to the end-user.

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About Telna

Telna is a vertically integrated end-to-end network-as-a-service (NaaS) for the growing Internet of Things (IoT) economy. Telna is a US-based, GSMA member wireless carrier with over 18 network partners and 300+ bilateral agreements and direct access to 2,000+ top tier networks worldwide. In 2014, KnowRoaming, a SIM technology business, invested in and subsequently acquired Telna. Today, the integrated company combines a pervasive network of networks, full back-end network infrastructure, and device hardware/software technology to offer a full and complete suite of global connectivity services. Learn more at www.telna.com

About Xiaomi

Xiaomi was founded in 2010 by serial entrepreneur Lei Jun based on the vision “innovation for everyone”. We believe that high-quality products built with cutting-edge technology should be made accessible to everyone. We create remarkable hardware, software, and Internet services for and with the help of our Mi fans. We incorporate their feedback into our product range, which currently includes Mi and Redmi smartphones, Mi TVs and set-top boxes, Mi routers, and Mi Ecosystem products including smart home products, wearables and other accessories. With presence in over 30 countries and regions, Xiaomi is expanding its footprint across the world to become a global brand. http://www.mi.com/en/

 

Contact:

Louise Stein

Director of Communications

[email protected]

 

Lisa Cimini

Communications Coordinator

[email protected]

30 Jan 2018

Telna CEO, Gregory Gundelfinger, to speak at World eSIM Summit

January 30, 2018: NEW YORK – Telna, a vertically integrated Network-as-a-Service provider of global connectivity solutions, will be participating in the 2nd World eSIM Summit from February 8-9th, 2018 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Berlin, Germany.

Telna CEO, Gregory Gundelfinger, will be speaking at the Summit on February 8th at 11:40 am CET.

Telna is a vertically integrated end-to-end network-as-a-service (NaaS) for the growing Internet of Things (IoT) economy. Telna is a US-based, GSMA member wireless carrier that has direct access agreements with 800+ networks, and LTE/4G/3G coverage in 200+ countries worldwide.  Today, the integrated company combines a pervasive network of networks, full back-end network infrastructure, and device hardware/software technology to offer a complete suite of global connectivity services. Telna’s end-to-end control, together with its extensive API, support the next wave of SIM technologies for scalable and reliable global IoT deployments. Learn more at www.telna.com

Follow @TelnaGlobal on Twitter for the latest news and updates.

 

Contact:

Louise Stein

Director of Communications

[email protected]

 

Lisa Cimini

Communications Coordinator

[email protected]

29 May 2017

E-SIM for OEMs and the complexities in delivering Out of Box Connectivity

Today we are seeing growing demand from manufacturers for an out of box connectivity solution so that they can differentiate their products and participate in on-going service revenue. Obtaining such a solution is limited by the following:

1) No E-SIM standard

Although there is an E-SIM specification from the GSMA, this standard has been targeted primarily to M2M and IoT devices and not consumer electronics. The reason being that the mobile networks and the SIM card providers have not agreed with the GSMA on a standard for all devices. This ambiguity has given rise to the widespread adoption of the KnowRoaming Soft-SIM, a version of the E-SIM which is implemented and executed inside the ‘trusted environment’ of the baseband. The main advantage of software implementation is that there is no hardware modification (additional R&D costs and BOM is not required) and therefore time to market is much faster.

2) Mobile networks are not ready for M2M, IoT and E-SIM

Many networks do not have a OSS/BSS system and can not enable the dynamic provisioning of sim cards, create custom rate sheets and offer real-time billing. They are limited by legacy billing systems that are rigid. IoT and M2M can be divided into four categories: high bandwidth, low bandwidth, things that are fixed in one place, and things that are variable. Each type of use case requires different technical and commercial support from a mobile network.

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TelNA-KnowRoaming solution for Networks and OEMs

TelNA-KnowRoaming’s approach to integrate with networks is to have a flexible platform(OSS/BSS and network infrastructure) that is modular and independent of what vendors the host network uses. This enables us to seamlessly integrate with legacy and modern network systems. Our virtualized core (HSS-HLR, GGSN, SMSC, BSS/OSS) is completely accessible through an API and can scale on demand. The infrastructure can work along-side 3rd party subscription management platforms, be integrated with a 3rd party core network, or simply accessed via API and hosted completely on TelNa-KnowRoaming’s core. The one consistent factor when deploying an E-SIM technology is that there is always some level of network integration required.

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TelNA-KnowRoaming provides OEMs a complete turn-key solution for all their connectivity requirements. The OEM can deploy TelNA-KnowRoaming’s proprietary Multi-IMSI Soft-SIM or any E-SIM from a vendor of its choice. The platform is agnostic by design. TelNA-KnowRoaming does the integration and negotiations on behalf of the OEMs to help them pivot from selling just hardware to offering network services.

TelNA-KnowRoaming is a new type of global MVNE that is bringing network-as-a-service and hardware integration together as one offering.

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