industry news
Subscribe Now

Ericsson Internet of Things, in partnership with Thales, launches IoT Accelerator Device Connect with first-ever connection-ready generic eSIMs for enterprises

  • Ericsson’s market-leading IoT connectivity community, further enhanced via a strategic partnership with Thales, enables enterprises to now order eSIMs while selecting preferred communications service providers at the time of device activation, making IoT easier than ever before
  • As pioneering IoT Accelerator Device Connect partners, Telstra and Swisscom are the first Service Providers to offer the service globally
  • Ericsson is also partnering with strategic module providers to embed the service with their communication modules and, together with Ericsson, offer modules with eSIMs for device manufacturers and enterprises

Ericsson’s (NASDAQ: ERIC) Internet of Things (IoT) business, in partnership with Thales, launches IoT Accelerator Device Connect, a service offering generic eSIMs unbundled from pre-selected Service Providers. For the first time, enterprises have the flexibility to select one or more Service Providers easily and instantly at the time of device activation. This new business model dramatically accelerates enterprises’ time to market for their IoT deployments.

At the core of IoT Accelerator Device Connect is an innovative generic profile on every enterprise eSIM, allowing IoT devices and modules to be shipped connection-ready without the need to pre-select mobile network providers. With IoT Accelerator Device Connect, manufacturers can ship a single global stock-keeping unit (SKU), giving enterprises full control to easily and programmatically select the Service Providers that best suit their deployment needs. Via Ericsson IoT’s digital marketplace, enterprises can choose the most suitable partners for each device’s use case, selecting from Ericsson’s extensive ecosystem of global Service Provider members.

Kyle Okamoto, General Manager of IoT at Ericsson, says, “IoT Accelerator Device Connect is a game-changer for the IoT ecosystem. This significantly simplifies and fast-tracks the adoption of cellular IoT by offering generic eSIMs, giving enterprises more choices and flexibility. Businesses, Service Providers, and chipset and module vendors benefit from removed barriers and accelerated time to market. In addition, the enterprise experience is improved as companies can seamlessly deploy their eSIM devices anywhere in the world. One SKU, one platform, simple, instant and global – this is how you change the game.”

Thales is Ericsson IoT’s strategic solution technology partner providing the Device Connect eSIMs, the generic connectivity profile and Remote SIM Provisioning enabling eSIMs to work with any participating IoT Accelerator Service Provider.

Emmanuel Unguran, Vice President Mobile Connectivity Solutions from Thales, says, “With more products becoming connected, it is key for IoT enterprises to scale up by streamlining device deployment. Thanks to Ericsson IoT Accelerator Device Connect, OEM enterprises for the first time can manufacture their eSIM-enabled devices without selecting a specific Service Provider at this stage. The Service Provider can be selected any time after manufacturing once the devices are deployed in the field. This greatly removes complexity in manufacturing and logistics and gives enterprises the flexibility they need. We are proud to work with Ericsson IoT to bring the decisive simplification and agility the market is expecting with our eSIM solutions, including our generic connectivity profile, Thales Instant Connect.”

IoT Accelerator Device Connect is an integral part of Ericsson’s IoT Accelerator platform, used by more than 9,000 enterprises to manage over 95 million connections with more than 20 million eSIM connections globally. These enterprises and connections leverage Ericsson’s growing ecosystem of more than 35 Service Provider partners for global cellular connectivity. As the first Service Providers to offer the service, Telstra has teamed up with Swisscom to deliver IoT Accelerator Device Connect to enterprises globally.

Mark Chapman, Telstra Executive for Industry and Applications, says, “As a service provider partner for IoT Accelerator and IoT Accelerator Device Connect, we are excited to be one of the first operators to offer the service globally to enterprise customers. By facilitating enterprises’ ability to speed up their sales cycle and streamline their inventory management, we bring more business value to our customers.”

Felix Wunderer, Head of IoT Swisscom, explains: “Switzerland is known for innovative enterprises always looking for product and service improvements. We see IoT Accelerator Device Connect as an important enabler that simplifies cellular IoT adoption processes and logistics, especially for enterprises rolling out large numbers of connected devices globally.”

Module vendors are additional strategic go-to-market business partners offering IoT Accelerator Device Connect to device manufacturers and enterprises. Ericsson has tested and verified the service with module brands such as u-blox, Fibocom, SIMcom, Sequans, and Nordic Semiconductor. IoT Accelerator Device Connect works with their modules and is readily available for device manufacturers.


Ericsson enables communications service providers and enterprises to capture the full value of connectivity. The company’s portfolio spans the following business areas: Networks, Cloud Software and Services, Enterprise Wireless Solutions, Global Communications Platform, and Technologies and New Businesses. It is designed to help our customers go digital, increase efficiency and find new revenue streams. Ericsson’s innovation investments have delivered the benefits of mobility and mobile broadband to billions of people globally. Ericsson stock is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and on Nasdaq New York.

Leave a Reply

featured blogs
Feb 22, 2024
The new Cadence training website is online! This newly redesigned website provides an overview of our well-respected training methods and courses, plus offerings that might be new to you. Modern design and top-of-the-page navigation make it easy to find just what you need'”q...
Feb 15, 2024
This artist can paint not just with both hands, but also with both feet, and all at the same time!...

featured video

Tackling Challenges in 3DHI Microelectronics for Aerospace, Government, and Defense

Sponsored by Synopsys

Aerospace, Government, and Defense industry experts discuss the complexities of 3DHI for technological, manufacturing, & economic intricacies, as well as security, reliability, and safety challenges & solutions. Explore DARPA’s NGMM plan for the 3DHI R&D ecosystem.

Learn more about Synopsys Aerospace and Government Solutions

featured paper

Reduce 3D IC design complexity with early package assembly verification

Sponsored by Siemens Digital Industries Software

Uncover the unique challenges, along with the latest Calibre verification solutions, for 3D IC design in this new technical paper. As 2.5D and 3D ICs redefine the possibilities of semiconductor design, discover how Siemens is leading the way in verifying complex multi-dimensional systems, while shifting verification left to do so earlier in the design process.

Click here to read more

featured chalk talk

Datalogging in Automotive
Sponsored by Infineon
In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Harsha Medu from Infineon examine the value of data logging in automotive applications. They also explore the benefits of event data recorders and how these technologies will shape the future of automotive travel.
Jan 2, 2024