Working together simplifies secure and scalable cellular connectivity for IoT devices globally

24-05-2019 | Arrow | Semiconductors

Arrow Electronics' global agreement with Infineon and Arkessa further extends the company's ability to support customers with cellular communications for the IoT.

Security remains one of the main concerns for organisations for connected devices. Infineon presents the secured hardware controllers based on GSMA’s eSIM specification that underpins the new service. Arkessa gives secured mobile data services with the capability to provision and manages IoT devices from the factory into the field simply and effectively.

Working with the company, OEMs, system integrators and enterprises can receive all the technology and service elements needed to offer consistent connectivity for their IoT devices everywhere in the world, underpinned by security features from Infineon and flexible network access and provisioning by Arkessa. eSIMs offer greater security and reliability in multiple IoT applications and can be flexibly linked with cellular, NB-IoT, and LTE-M services today from Arkessa.

Andrew Orrock, CEO Arkessa, said, “The strength of this collaboration lies in bringing together market-leading technology partners to offer Arrow customers a world-class and future-proof connectivity solution. We are delighted to be working with Arrow and Infineon to deliver the secure global connectivity that allows customers to deploy their IoT applications easily, efficiently, and at scale, wherever their devices are in the world.”

Lars Wemme, senior director of mobile security, Infineon Technologies said, “Deploying high-quality eSIMs from Infineon brings a number of advantages for a smooth adoption of cellular connectivity in IoT applications. Manufacturers of connected devices and industrial machines can optimise their product designs and simplify manufacturing processes, as well as global distribution, without compromising on quality and security.”

Aiden Mitchell, vice president IoT, Arrow Electronics, said, “Cellular communication is an increasingly important strand of IoT. This new agreement will enable organisations to take advantage of the latest technologies to execute connected device strategies, using secure cellular services at scale, while staying focused on their own strengths and differentiators to create better outcomes for their customers and without being dependent on their clients’ networks.”

By Natasha Shek