Digital Security firm Gemalto has announced its partnership with Chinese tech firm Huawei to boost IoT ecosystem. Under the partnership, Gemalto will provide its LinqUs On-Demand Connectivity solution and integrate it with Huawei’s OceanConnect IoT platform.
With Gemalto’s joint forces, Huawei’s existing OceanConnect customers and partners will be able to connect to any mobile operator of their choices, anytime and anywhere in the world, stated in the official announcement.
Businesses which are looking to adopt enterprise or consumer IoT applications, such as smart cities, connected cars and smart homes, will be benefit from accelerated service rollout, less integration costs and the growing revenue.
Before the partnership, both companies have shown overlapped interests in the IoT market – Gemalto serves as the eSIM connectivity provider with its LinqUs solution while Huawei has built industry-wide IoT collaboration and IoT-standard network deployment.
“With Gemalto’s LinqUs On-Demand Connectivity integrated to Huawei’s OceanConnect IoT platform, we will be able to fulfill the commitment of providing flexible, scalable IoT services to all our customers worldwide, said Zhang Qin, the president of Huawei Cloud Core Network Marketing Execution at Huawei, in the statement.
Huawei has just launched the OceanConnect IoT platform in the beginning of September 2016. The firm says to release, until now, more than 170 APIs on the platform, where gathered over 200 integrated devices and sensors and total 80 partners in fields across Connected Car, Smart Home, Public Utility and Gas and Energy.
Research firm Gartner has predicted that the IoT ecosystem is growing by leaps and bounds that 6.4 billion devices are expected to be connected at the end of 2016. And the number will grow to 20.8 billion by 2020.