- CloudSIM™ is a remote hardware SIM stored in a dedicated, secure and GSMA-certified environment.
- CloudSIM™ provides on-demand cellular connectivity more securely and more affordably than ever before.
Oasis Smart-SIM and TATA Communications revealed their latest innovation CloudSIM™ at MWC 2023 in Barcelona, Spain. CloudSIM™ is a remote hardware SIM that provides on-demand cellular connectivity more securely and more affordably than ever before.
CloudSIM™ is stored in a dedicated, secure and GSMA-certified environment and is facilitated through TATA Communications’ MOVE™ platform. By delivering device integrity and provisioning the Cloud SIM™ technology on the cloud, Tata Communications and Oasis Smart-SIM’s innovation helps reduce costs and simplify designs. This changes the traditional way of delivering on-demand connectivity, which typically requires costly and complex additional SIMs, eSIMs or iSIMs on the hardware platform. It will provide SanCloud devices the ability to remotely control and monitor the operational performance of industrial equipment and plants across the manufacturing chain. It will simplify deployment across fragmented supply chains and benefit enterprises globally.
LISTEN: CloudSIM™ to Catalyze Growing Need for On-demand Connectivity
Key Benefits of CloudSIM™
CloudSIM™ is primarily aimed at use cases that do not require permanent connectivity. Limiting the number of profiles required for fleet operations and providing on-demand connectivity reduces the overall cost of connectivity. The three key benefits of CloudSIM™ are:
- Security: SIMs are digitalized, stored in a secure server and only made available on demand for a limited period.
- Simplicity: The CloudSIM™ architecture allows for smooth deployment and improved time to market.
- Scalability: It enables unlimited connectivity when and where it is needed.
WATCH: Oasis Smart-SIM Demonstrates new CloudSIM™ Solution at MWC
As the number of cellular-connected devices continues to grow, they bring a multitude of new requirements, use cases and challenges. Therefore, it becomes important for the industry to keep updating its offerings to meet the ever-evolving needs. We believe CloudSIM™, launched by Oasis Smart-SIM and TATA Communications, is an innovative solution for on-demand cellular connectivity, which optimizes costs and complexity, and improves security.
There are multiple use cases where permanent cellular connectivity is not required, such as device maintenance or OS upgrades in telematics, low data transfer in NB-IoT-connected smart meters and visited private networks. For these use cases, permanent connectivity only adds unwanted costs to the OEM while also requiring OEMs to keep eSIM profiles in their inventory. Since the CloudSIM™ can provide connectivity as and when required and then deactivate itself on demand, data consumption and the number of profiles required are optimized.
Counterpoint Research Vice President Neil Shah visited the TATA Communications booth during MWC 2023 to see a demo of the solution in action. Oasis Smart-SIM Chief Marketing Officer Jean-Christophe Tisseuil explained some of the key use cases of the solution.