IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, has announced that it is providing 5G IMSI encrypted SIM cards to Singapore’s leading telecommunications company M1 Limited to support the rollout of its standalone (SA) network launch. Since the launch of M1’s True 5G network through a market trial, M1 subscribers in Singapore have received a complimentary 5G SA SIM card as part of their 5G network subscription booster.
As part of this partnership, IDEMIA will supply M1 Limited with 5G SA SIM cards that store temporary connection keys to enable seamless re-authentication of the network in the event of a disruption – creating a more seamless connectivity experience. In addition, the SIM card is equipped with an IMSI (International Mobile Subscriber Identity) encryption feature that protects the sensitive data of M1 subscribers’. It is the first SIM designed to protect subscriber privacy – when connecting to the network, the IMSI number of the subscriber is encrypted within the SIM card, ensuring additional protection and security.
M1 subscribers will benefit from enhanced security, faster connectivity, and greater coverage.
“IDEMIA is proud to provide the technologies and expertise that ensure our partners stay ahead of the curve in their respective industries. M1 has been a frontrunner in Singapore’s 5G journey and was one of the first to embark on 5G trials. We are excited to be a part of their efforts to deliver a more seamless, secured, and efficient connectivity experience to subscribers through our 5G SA SIM cards, which have been specifically developed to meet growing 5G demand,” said Benson Yeo, Vice President of Mobile Operators, Asia Pacific, IDEMIA.
“With 5G as a game-changer for consumers and enterprises alike, M1 is excited to drive technology change through 5G and apply innovative technology that could make a difference to all as we transform into a digital economy. To remain competitive, it is imperative that M1 provides the full benefits of enhanced connectivity, security and convenience, and we are pleased to tap on IDEMIA’s proven expertise in state-of-the-art SIM card technology to deliver an enhanced experience for our customers,” said Mr Mustafa Kapasi, Chief Commercial Officer, M1 Limited.