Digital security provider Gemalto announced that it is supplying embedded SIM (eSIM) solutions to power Microsoft’s Surface Pro with LTE Advanced capabilities.
With this, Surface Pro becomes the first fully integrated embedded SIM PC in the Windows ecosystem.
The technology uses Gemalto’s remote subscription management solution in conjunction with Windows 10. It provides several connectivity options out-of-box, including the purchase of cellular data from the device itself.
With Windows 10 integration Gemalto solution allows a complete servicing model so that patching and lifecycle management features are available as the technology and standards evolve over time. This capability extends the value promise of Surface as new experiences and capabilities will be available to today’s purchasers of the Surface Pro with LTE Advanced.
“The Surface Pro has redefined the laptop category,” said Paul Bischof, director, Devices Program Management at Microsoft. “Gemalto’s eSIM solution is helping us to materialize our vision of an uncompromised customer experience.”
“Mobile operators recognize the potential of seamless connectivity and increased convenience as a way of expanding their customer reach to additional devices,” said Frederic Vasnier, executive vice president Mobile Service and IoT for Gemalto. “We are at the beginning of a significant technology transformation and the Surface Pro with LTE Advanced represents the start.”