Vodaphone and ARM partner to simplify IoT network deployment

February 26, 2019 // By Peter Clarke
Vodaphone and ARM partner to simplify IoT network deployment
Processor intellectual property licensor ARM Ltd. and mobile phone service provider Vodafone Group plc have said they will work together to simplify the deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) networks.

The agreement expands on the companies' previous agreement to work on integrated subscriber identification module (iSIM) and adds IoT software and services.

The technology is intended to provide enterprises with (SoCs) that don't need traditional SIM cards and can therefore ease the deployment and management of massive numbers of IoT devices across global markets, the companies said in a joint statement.

"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 of the IoT services group at Vodafone, in the statement.

Vodafone's IoT platform is called Pelion and ARM's iSIM is called Kigen.

The ARM-Vodafone partnership covers Narrow Band-IoT (NB-IoT) and Long Term Evolution for Machines (LTE-M) technologies and joint solutions from Arm and Vodafone will be available in 1Q20.

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