Korea Telecom chooses Gemalto for connected cars

Gemalto, the world provider of digital security, has been selected by Korea Telecom (KT) Corporation to provide its On-Demand Connectivity (ODC) solution and embedded SIM (eSIM) to deliver out-of-box connectivity to its Industrial IoT customers, the company said.

This will enable the largest South Korean telecommunications provider to support all cars equipped with pre-embedded eSIM complete flexibility over subscription management, regardless of their country of origin.

Gemalto hosts and maintains the IOT connectivity solution in its certified data center. It is compliant with the GSMA Remote SIM Provisioning specifications and it integrates with KT´s connected car platform called GiGA drive.

By combining the Gemalto´s remote subscription management solution with its eSIM, KT will be able to allow automobile manufacturers to provide in-vehicle connected services through GiGA drive and a single SIM, which can be remotely provisioned with the profile of a mobile operator once the car is shipped or at the end of a contract.

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the global provider of digital security, with 2017 annual revenues of EUR3 billion and customers in over 180 countries. We bring trust to an increasingly connected world.

Established as Korea Telecom in 1981, KT has been Korea´s largest comprehensive communications operator. Expanding 4.5 million fixed lines to 20 million in just 12 years, KT introduced universal telephone service to every citizen of Korea, the development and advancement of communication services.

As Korea´s innovative technology company, KT leads 4th industrial revolution with first introducing 5G broad-scale trial service in 2018. KT also keep bring essential products and services to customers to be No.1 ICT company and people´s company.