Airtel Launches Dual Profile M2M eSim for “Always On” IOT Devices
Bharti Airtel has announced the launch of “Always On” IoT connectivity solution in India.
Airtel’s “Always On” solution consists of a dual profile M2M eSim that enables an IOT device to always stay connected to the mobile network from different Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) in eSIM.
The Airtel ‘Always On’ solution is compliant with the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) AIS-140 standard implemented by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH). It sets out mandatory connectivity and GPS tracking requirements for devices in all passenger buses, private fleets and other public transport vehicles for tracking, safety and security purposes.
By law, all registered buses and taxis must install this device. The Government of India has recently made it mandatory for vehicles transporting dangerous goods to have a tracking device installed that complies with AIS-140 standards. In addition to these, there are emergency vehicles such as ambulances, mining and construction industry vehicles working in remote locations and other critical and intelligent communication cases that need higher network availability and reliability.
With Airtel’s future-ready, GSMA compliant platform, flexible API-based eSim lifecycle management on the feature-rich Airtel IoT Hub and full compliance with Department of Telecom (DoT) M2M guidelines. Airtel wants to gain market leadership in this segment in the next few years.
The AIS140 solution has already been tested and adopted by some of the leading companies in the industry such as Lumax ITuran, Loconav and e-Trans. Lumax ITuran Telematics is a renowned name in advanced telematics technology and offers telematics products and services to the Indian automotive industry. LocoNav is the fastest growing technology company in the world with more than 5 million vehicles on the road in over 50 countries. While e-Trans is one of the leading vehicle tracking solutions provider with pan-India notwork.
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