Oberthur Technologies (OT), a world leader in digital security solutions for the mobility space today announces its partnership with SoftBank Corp for M2M, IoT and connected devices in Japan where Mobile Network Operators (MNO) are leading the way on these fast growing markets. OT’s longstanding experience with both MNOs and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) is a key asset for SoftBank which will benefit from the state-of-the-art solutions offered by OT to secure and enhance connectivity.
SoftBank is not only a leading MNO in Japan, but also a recognized global connectivity player that serves its users through multiple approaches, targeting vertical markets that can potentially integrate M2M platforms and other specific devices and machines.
OT is a major player in securing the M2M/IoT and connected devices space thanks to its innovative solutions and existing partnerships worldwide. OT will bring SoftBank its experience and expertise on M2M through its DIM® portfolio (SIM cards for M2M) adapted to all types of connected devices in terms of features and quality. Furthermore, OT will enable SoftBank to build projects with OEMs in partnership with OT for vertical markets such as the automotive industry, industrial devices, robotics, Smart metering, vending machines, gaming, etc.
“We are delighted to be the first company selected by SoftBank as their strategic partner on M2M and IoT in Japan where this growing market is particularly dynamic and innovative,” said Pierre Barrial, Managing Director of OT’s Mobile Network Operators business. “Our unique DIM® offer and strong experience with MNOs and OEMs will allow us, with SoftBank, to build connected device solutions meeting the highest standards of privacy and security to serve expanding M2M needs.”
 Device Identity Module® is a registered trademark of Oberthur Technologies. DIM® is a dedicated range of embedded and removable M2M SIM cards.