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Verizon Business introduces global IoT eSIM platform
Mon, 24th Jul 2023

Verizon Business launches a global wireless IoT platform for cross-border deployment and management of IoT devices using eSIM and roaming with MNO partners.

With Verizon Global IoT Orchestration, devices operating in multiple regions can connect natively via an eSIM profile from one of Verizon's international carrier partners.

It will be able to operate like a network subscriber in that partner's service footprint, adding the partner's full technical, commercial and multi-network coverage capabilities and enabling solutions that require local connectivity. 

Global IoT Orchestration is integrated within the Verizon ThingSpace IoT management platform. Global and domestic IoT connections can be managed centrally on a single pane of glass using a seamless API interface. 

Customers can manage multinational eSIM connectivity in the US, Canada, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region through Verizon's Bell Canada and Telenor partnerships. 

Additional MNO eSIM partners covering more territories worldwide will be announced later this year. 

With native eSIM provisioning through Global IoT Orchestration, Verizon Global says devices can maintain connectivity across international borders as seamlessly as a U.S. customer crossing state lines without relying solely on roaming in major global markets. 

Verizon Global IoT Orchestration is currently available for trials for new and existing Verizon Business customers in the U.S. 

Debika Bhattacharya, Chief Product Officer, Verizon Business, says: "The move toward global IoT reflects the reality of doing business in the massive IoT era." 

"The number of IoT devices is expanding rapidly, and fleets are fanning outward, so our customers need flexible, reliable connectivity that moves across borders."

"With our partners Bell Canada, Telenor, and more to come, Verizon Global IoT Orchestration will be able to provide that a globe-spanning footprint with seamless eSIM IoT connectivity," says Bhattacharya. 

Mats Lundquist, CEO of Telenor Connexion and Head of Telenor IoT, says: "The U.S. is a crucial market for many of our global customers. Together with Verizon we can streamline our customer's solutions and supply chains while enabling even more reliable access to the U.S. market."

"This includes local network functionality, which is a catalyst for the next generation of 5G-enabled critical IoT services." 

Michel Richer, SVP of Enterprise Solutions, Data Engineering and A.I., Bell Canada, also comments: "Bell is delighted to provide Canada's best network to support Verizon and its business customers with the seamless coverage they need for their IoT devices in Canada."

"This offering delivers the best service experience for centrally managing cutting edge enterprise IoT applications. And, it enables secure access to critical operational data in real time, no matter where in the globe IoT devices may be operating."

John Marcolini, Senior Vice President of Networked Solutions, Itron, says: "Our global utility customers require industrial IoT networks, platforms and services to support critical energy, water and smart city services."

"Itron's decades long collaboration with Verizon on device connectivity, including harnessing the power of Verizon ThingSpace and native eSIM, will result in increased cellular IoT availability while enabling Itron to cost effectively design and deploy IoT solutions," says Marcolini. 

Leveraging native eSIM and partner roaming agreements, users will have access to the full-service footprint of the partner MNO, including Bell Canada's coverage area and Telenor's extensive European and Asian coverage.

Verizon Global IoT Orchestration will enable a service footprint of up to 200 countries and regions, combining native and roaming access from Verizon and its MNO partners.