IoT

Rolling out IoT connectivity at the touch of a button

16th March 2020
Alex Lynn

Murata has announced its partnership with global mobile network provider Truphone, to deliver state-of-the-art IoT connectivity in a few simple clicks. As its preferred connectivity supplier, Murata will use Truphone’s cutting-edge SIM technology to allow users to connect IoT devices to network providers from the moment they switch it on.

No complicated activation process, no wordy manual, just connectivity from the touch of a button.

From today, Murata’s customers will be able to add Truphone connectivity to any hardware purchase through Murata’s website – integrating the two e-commerce portals for a seamless purchase journey.

The partnership will provide OEMs of all sizes with industry-leading IoT connectivity services starting with device and application development. The Truphone network supports 2G, 3G, 4G and CAT-M1/LTE-M worldwide – all with a single SIM card – and gives every customer access to its IoT connectivity management platform, ‘Truphone for Things’.

Truphone’s simple prepaid data plans (which provide coverage in multiple countries across a three-year period) simplify the connectivity process, so manufacturers can focus on what they do best – building their connected device.

As a leading cellular module manufacturer, Murata has built a low-power module, Type 1SE, that includes a Truphone eSIM profile and is integrated with our M2M eSIM remote SIM provisioning service. There is no need to source external SIM cards – OEMs can activate Truphone connectivity instantly.

What’s more, Truphone’s model invites other MNOs to be onboarded to the RSP so they can similarly provide connectivity by downloading their profiles through the M2M RSP.

Ralph Steffens, CEO at Truphone said: “Together with Murata, we have developed a groundbreaking solution to make connecting devices as simple and seamless as possible. Both Truphone and Murata share the belief that the full potential of IoT lies in its ease of use. Our plug-and-play model champions exactly that. No lengthy onboarding processes, no complex set-up – it just works.”

Norio Nakajima, Director of Module Business Unit, Senior Executive Vice President at Murata said: “Working with Truphone as our connectivity partner, together we can offer additional services to Murata’s vast ecosystem of cellular IoT module customers around the world. With Truphone’s best-in-class services, we can collectively ease and overcome the challenges IoT customers are often faced with when on-boarding their IoT devices to a cellular network.”

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