Arm and Vodafone have announced a strategic agreement to reduce complexity and costs faced by organisations when implementing the Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. Expanding on the companies’ previous collaboration around integrated SIM (iSIM) technology, this partnership brings together Vodafone IoT global platform and connectivity, and Arm’s IoT software and network services to provide enterprises with a programmable, connected system on chip designs that eliminate the need for traditional SIM cards. This allows customers to securely deploy, remotely provision and manage massive numbers of IoT devices across global markets at a significantly lower cost and complexity.
Joint solutions from Arm and Vodafone will be available in the first quarter of 2020.
This strategic partnership between Arm and Vodafone enables remote provisioning for devices using Narrow Band-IoT (NB-IoT) and Long Term Evolution for Machines (LTE-M) technologies and provide secure, open, standards-based deployment to any application and service provider across the globe. Arm Kigen iSIM provides anyone deploying IoT devices globally with the means to develop and deploy a single IoT product that can be shipped and connected anywhere in the world. Vodafone’s global IoT network enables organisations to connect IoT devices across the broadest global footprint through the Vodafone IoT platform or the Pelion IoT platform.
“Fragmentation, security and cost are three limiting factors in IoT, and we believe a strong partner ecosystem is critical in solving these challenges,” said Dipesh Patel, president, IoT Services Group. “This partnership will enable global enterprises to significantly reduce the cost and complexity of securely connecting their IoT devices at scale so that they can quickly drive real value and actionable insights from their IoT data through our Pelion IoT platform.”
“Vodafone has been focused on building its global IoT platform & connectivity, to enable the fast deployment of IoT services,” said Stefano Gastaut, IoT Director, Vodafone. “Working together with Arm, we will combine the strengths of both companies to benefit our customers and break down the barriers, such as cost and complexity, which are hindering the adoption of IoT for many.”