Workz launches MEA’s first 5G SIM

Wednesday 3 Apr 2019 | Member Press Release |

Mobile provider produces ready-to-deploy SIM to enable IoT initiatives

04 April 2019, Dublin/Dubai: Mobile & IoT solutions provider, Workz Group has announced the launch of its 5G SIM card which will support the next generation of cellular mobile communications required to drive the Internet of Things. Catering to evolving cellular devices, Workz’ 5G SIM, compliant with the global standard of 3GPP and SIMalliance guidelines, are available in all form factors – removable, embedded and machine-to-machine (M2M) SIM.

Workz, which was recently recognised by the Nilson Report as one of the world’s top ten SIM providers, is the first manufacturer to produce 5G SIMs in the Middle East and Africa. The company has begun testing with mobile network operators in the region and will soon conduct trials in Europe and Asia.

Compared to the current 4G speed, downloads on 5G networks are expected to be 20 times faster with 100 times more capacity capable of serving over one million IoT devices per square kilometre. This will enable a host of new connected applications and capabilities to manage life-critical situations such as emergency services and autonomous driving as well as mission-critical instances such as smart manufacturing, energy and agriculture. 5G is currently being trialled in over 40 countries worldwide and is expected to reach 1.5 billion connections by 2024.

Commenting on this announcement, Tor Malmros, co-CEO at Workz said, “Our aim is to deliver ready-to-use, forward-looking technology to enable our customers to realise their IoT visions. With manufacturing facilities in Europe and Dubai, we can quickly provide 5G SIMs to support mobile network operators, device manufacturers and service providers for both proof-of-concept testing and commercial market-launch.”

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About Workz

Workz connects and protects mobile subscribers of today and tomorrow by providing secure removable or embedded SIMs and remote provisioning solutions for consumer, M2M and IoT devices.

Since its start in 1997, Workz has securely managed over 10 billion connections catering to 100+ mobile network operators in more than 70 countries all without a single data breach. Workz’ goal is to be a global player in the IoT ecosystem driving the secure deployment of smart devices and IoT applications faster and easier than ever before.

The company delivers over 1.6 billion products each year across the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe. Its manufacturing facilities produce eSIM (eUICC) and traditional SIM (UICC) cards in addition to scratch cards. Workz is recognized as the world’s largest recharge card manufacturer and a top 10 SIM card producer. The company is the first eSIM provider in the Middle East and Africa and one of only six in the world to be certified by GSMA’s Security Accreditation Scheme.

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For further information on this release, please contact Workz:

Raveena Thapa

PR Executive

M: +97156 188 0381

E: raveena.thapa@workz.com

 

Mark Humphreys

Chief Marketing Officer

M: +97150 459 1579

E: mark.humphreys@workz.com