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15 Sep 2017
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Telna-KnowRoaming and Meizu partner to offer expanded global data roaming coverage to Meizu customers

ZHUHAI, China — September 15, 2017 — Telna-KnowRoaming, a vertically-integrated network-as-a-service (NaaS) provider of global connectivity and mobility solutions, and Meizu, a leading smartphone manufacturer, today announced their partnership to offer expanded global LTE/4G/3G data coverage through Meizu’s international data roaming solution. As a result, Meizu customers in mainland China can now enjoy low-cost data roaming in even more regions around the world including countries in the Middle East and Latin America. The popular travel destinations added include India, Colombia, Mexico, and the UAE.

Telna-KnowRoaming 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-KnowRoaming 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.

According to Marc Weber Tobias for Forbes.com, “KnowRoaming is a tech company that has figured out how to make your smartphone even smarter when you travel overseas.”

Meizu smartphone users in mainland China can conveniently connect to low-cost international data directly from the settings menu of Meizu’s intelligent, feature-rich operating system, Flyme 6. Users can manage their roaming usage in real-time and purchase pre-paid data packages – giving Meizu customers in mainland China unprecedented control over their roaming costs.

“The integration of Telna-KnowRoaming global network connectivity into our products enhances the value-added services we offer our customers by providing an easy, affordable and reliable way to roam in more countries around the world,” said Zhang Donghui, Vice-General Manager of Meizu Roaming Services.

The international data feature and dedication to the customer experience has earned Meizu a loyal following. Today, Meizu is the world’s 11th best-selling smartphone manufacturer in the world, selling over 20 million phones in 2015, according to research firm IC Insights.

 

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About Telna-KnowRoaming

Telna-KnowRoaming is a vertically integrated end-to-end network-as-a-service (NaaS) for the growing Internet of Things (IoT) economy. The company first began as KnowRoaming, a SIM technology business. In 2014, it invested in then subsequently acquired Telna, 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 and complete suite of global connectivity services. Learn more at www.telna.com 

About Meizu

Founded in 2003, Meizu is one of the leading smartphone makers in the world. Based on user preference, Meizu has developed a series of smartphones utilizing the Android-based Flyme operation system. The company now carries three smartphone lines: the PRO, MX, and M-series and has released almost 30 smartphones models to date. According to statistics from IC Insights, Meizu is the world’s 11th largest mobile phone manufacturer in terms of unit sales.

Meizu phones are characterized by their light, comfortable design, premium sound quality, high-definition camera, and simple, elegant user interface, combining performance, ease of use and functionality with the durability needed to survive the human experience. Learn more at www.meizu.com

 

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29 May 2017
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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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