Tag: eSIM SOLUTIONS

21 Feb 2019
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Telna launches new eSIM solution at MWC Barcelona 2019

—Connect to local networks around the world with no physical SIM card required—

—Scan a QR Code and receive a SIM profile over the air—

BARCELONA, Spain — February 25, 2019 — Telna, a vertically integrated Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) provider of global end-to-end connectivity solutions, today is adding eSIM technology to its platform. The new resilient and efficient eSIM architecture will be showcased at Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2019, from February 25th – February 28th at Telna’s booth in Hall 1, Stand 1B80.

“eSIM technology is another example of a global trend in digital transformation set to disrupt cellular connectivity,” says Gregory Gundelfinger, CEO of Telna. “Our customers now have access to both Consumer and IoT/M2M eSIM that is bundled with the rest of our software-defined network services.”

eSIM is an embedded SIM card, meaning there is no physical SIM card and no physical swapping of SIM cards. It’s easy to add data plans and is endorsed by the GSMA. “The virtualization of the SIM card removes one of the largest barriers when switching between networks, the physical SIM card,” says Gundelfinger.

The Telna eSIM allows users to access their SIM profile over the air (OTA) and connect seamlessly to local networks around the world. Simply by scanning a QR code, consumers can activate the data they need and are in control of their costs– no contracts or SIM cards necessary. It is compatible with the new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, Google Pixel 3 and any upcoming smartphones supporting eSIM technology. Telna eSIM data packages are available to purchase on telna.com/eSIM.

The Telna eSIM also provides out-of-the-box connectivity, and an easy to manage portal applicable to the Internet of Things (IoT) as well as M2M operations. The complete solution reduces long deployment times, management overhead and high costs.


Visit Telna at Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2019 in Hall 1, Stand 1B80 from February 25th to February 28th for live demonstrations of the Telna eSIM and other connectivity solutions.

About Telna

Telna is a leading eSIM technology company, enabling IoT and M2M connections anywhere in the world. Our global mobile network covers 200+ countries with 800+ network agreements. We reduce complexities with our intelligent end-to-end solutions that enable complete control and flexibility as well as reliability and scalability for enterprises. We help our partners find new revenue streams, go to market faster, and deliver maximum value with customized IoT solutions. Learn more at www.telna.com.

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Contact:

Zulma Garcia
Director of Marketing
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Amruta Limaye
Marketing Coordinator
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05 Nov 2018

Telna CEO, Gregory Gundelfinger, to speak at eSIM Connect in London  

TORONTO, Canada — November 5, 2018 — Telna, a global connectivity enabler, will be participating in the eSIM Connect conference from November 6 – 7th, 2018 at the ILEC Conference Center in London, England. Gregory Gundelfinger, Telna CEO, will be speaking at the conference alongside leaders from Google, China Telecom Global, Telefonica, Orange, Sunrise Communications and more.

Gregory will be speaking about the future of eSIM during the following times:

Wednesday November 7th at 11:50 AM GMT

How can eSIM enable a new generation of MVNOs targeting IoT/M2M?

Gregory will be discussing eSIM enabled telecom models, diversifying and increasing recurring service revenues within the IoT/M2M markets and how to use the innovative and seamless delivery mechanisms of the eSIM.

Wednesday November 7th at 2:10 PM GMT

Panel Discussion: The customer journey – the SIM to eSIM transition

Gregory will be on a panel mapping out the ideal customer journey and interaction with eSIMs and how OEMs have an impact on the user experience. Gregory will be discussing this alongside Telecom Italia and Gigsky leaders.

About Telna

Telna is a leading eSIM technology company, enabling IoT and M2M connections anywhere in the world. Our global mobile network covers 200+ countries with 800+ network agreements. We reduce complexities with our intelligent, agnostic end-to-end solutions that enable complete control and flexibility as well as reliability and scalability for enterprises. We help our partners find new revenue streams, go to market faster, and deliver maximum value with customized IoT solutions. Learn more at www.telna.com.

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


Contact

Zulma Garcia

Director of Marketing

[email protected]

22 Feb 2018
Telna - IoT - Connect - Press Release

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:

Zulma Garcia
Director of Marketing
[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:

Zulma Garcia
Director of Marketing
[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:

Zulma Garcia
Director of Marketing
[email protected]

25 Jan 2018
Telna - Meizu

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

 

Contact:

Zulma Garcia
Director of Marketing
[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.

Telna - Delivery Mechanisms

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.