Workz provides eSIM to Europe’s MTX Connect
IoT tech company partners with European operator to launch virtual SIMs
20 December 2018, Dubai, UAE: Mobile & IoT solutions provider, Workz and MTX Connect, the Luxembourg-based MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) have today announced a deal which will see them offer their subscribers network connectivity via new embedded SIM devices such as the new iPhone, Google Pixel 3 and Microsoft Surface Pro. This means that users of these devices will be able to connect to the MTX Connect network without the need for a physical SIM card. The announcement follows the completion of successful network trials using the Workz technology with a market launch scheduled for later this month.
Workz is the only manufacturer and remote SIM manager in the Middle East and Africa to be certified by the GSMA for eSIM and one of only six GSMA-accredited providers in the world for this technology. In October, the company launched a remote SIM provisioning solution for mobile network operators to provide immediate network connectivity to eSIM-enabled devices. Workz’ latest venture with MTX Connect comes weeks after the unveiling of several flagship consumer eSIM devices such as the new iPhone XS/R, the Apple Watch Series 4, and Google’s Pixel 3 which has had many analysts predicting a hyper-adoption rate for the new technology in the coming months.
Tor Malmros, co-CEO of Workz commented: “This project has been a great team effort and we expect early providers of eSIM technology such as MTX Connect to gain a real competitive advantage and tremendous growth opportunities.”
Mike Kornev, CTO of MTX Connect added: “We have been extremely pleased with the strong support Workz has provided which has allowed us to develop this cutting-edge offering in a highly efficient timeframe. As a result, we now hope to bring this enhanced experience to customers in the coming days”.
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 8 billion connections in more than 50 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 1.5 billion mobile products each year across the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe. Its GSMA-SAS certified manufacturing facilities produce eUICC and UICC SIM cards in addition to scratch cards. Workz is recognized as the world’s largest recharge card manufacturer and the 13th largest SIM card manufacturer. Workz has been one of the first in the market to adopt new IoT technologies such as the embedded SIM. The company are one of only six in the world to be accredited by the GSMA to produce eSIM technology.
About MTX Connect
Being a GSMA Member since 2013, MTX Connect is a full and independent MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) specializing in broadband mobile connectivity services for Corporate and individual Customers. The company operates its own mobile core network with every component except only the radio network at this moment. MTX Connect is licensed by ILR (Institut Luxembourgeois de Régulation) and headquartered in Luxembourg with branch office in Prague (Czech Republic).
Learn more at www.mtxc.eu