As continued deployments of machine to machine (M2M) applications across diverse geographical and vertical markets in Asia give rise to an increasingly fragmented ecosystem, SIMalliance has called for industry players to put security and interoperability at the heart of their plans for development, or risk inhibiting the sector’s prospects for growth.
To emphasise the importance of action during the sector’s early-stage development, SIMalliance will be attending CARTES Asia to deliver a session on secure services and subscription management, which will assess the current status of M2M in Asia, discuss market variations and the threat of fragmentation, and explore the commercial and operational benefits of establishing a fully secure and interoperable ecosystem.
Bruno Basquin, Chair of the M2M and eUICC Working Group at SIMalliance, comments: “The M2M market is moving at pace throughout Asia, so stakeholder commitments made today will have a direct bearing on the sector’s future success. With the technologies maturing and the scale of M2M deployments increasing, service providers, mobile network operators and other stakeholders across Asia must act now to address how M2M applications will securely interoperate across mobile networks, geographical borders, and different classes of device and machine.”
The session is open to all delegates attending CARTES Asia and will be held on Wednesday, 27 March, at the AsiaWorld Expo, Hong Kong International Airport – Lantau Hong Kong, China.
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