Nokia announced that Airtel Africa has selected its iSIM Secure Connect technology, in a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery model.
Nokia’s telecom SaaS, integrated SaaS SIM (iSIM) Secure Connect technology provides the capability to securely manage machine-to-machine and consumer device subscriptions for eSIM- and iSIM-enabled devices.
Airtel will use Integrated SIM (iSIM) and embedded SIM (eSIM) to remotely store and manage multiple subscriptions for authenticating users and devices on its network.
Nokia has already supported Airtel in deploying iSIM Secure Connect earlier this month in Nigeria. Airtel now plans to roll out the solution in ten other African markets over the next year.
Nokia and Airtel completed a successful pilot project at the end of 2022.
“Nokia iSIM technology gives us new network capabilities, including in the areas of verification and authentication services, while allowing us to offer new network service that our customers are increasingly looking for,” Razvan Ungureanu, Chief Technology Officer and Information Officer at Airtel, said.
“Nokia iSIM capabilities enable faster service delivery and time-to-value to our customers. We help Airtel in Africa expand its digitalization efforts and provide its customers with new on-demand services, transforming their lives,” Rajiv Aggarwal, Head of Central, East and West Africa (CEWA) Market Unit at Nokia, said.