Nov 9, 2020
NEC has bundled its dual SIM-equipped model, the Aterm MR05LN, with a 1GB trial data plan from Ubigi. Ubigi is Transatel’s (NTT Group) consumer brand for global 3G/4G-LTE connectivity, compatible with any modem-equipped device.
Exclusively available in Japan, the offer mainly targets connectivity-challenged homeworkers and nomadic workers, as well as companies targeting employee productivity in a Post-Covid context, NEC said. The service will be presented online to consumers via Amazon and distributed to companies via NEC Corporation sales.
Last month, NTT Ltd. announced the launch of its new Mobile Workplace Connect solution, complementing the existing suite of services for the intelligent workplace. Mobile Workplace Connect offers immediate, secure and global cellular connectivity for employees, for any endpoint device: laptops, tablets, smartphones, or any other device with a 3G/4G modem. The comprehensive service brings together global 2G/3G/4G access, eSIM/SIM profiles and SIM cards, a unified SIM management web portal, and worldwide service support.
With Mobile Workplace Connect, businesses will benefit from a reliable, secure, and quick-to-deploy connectivity solution for their nomadic and remote workforce. Thanks to this service, companies can secure the access to their Information Systems and enforce their Data Security policy by ensuring that employee communications never reach the public internet, at any stage. Mobile Workplace Connect also helps companies control their SIM fleet and activity, as well as their costs, independently: they can either rely on NTT’s 190+ locally-priced connectivity agreements around the world, or onboard their own, to compose their connectivity footprint as they wish.
With a single integration and a single SIM SKU, global companies deploy the service worldwide with a single SIM stock and implement service evolutions in real-time. Furthermore, they can guarantee that their employees benefit from the best quality local networks wherever they may be working, with low latency and maximum bandwidth, thereby increasing company productivity.
“The global pandemic and increase in remote working has revealed the limitations of home Wi-Fi and the underlying risks for businesses. Enterprise mobility programs are now, more than ever, managing the trade-off between employee productivity and IS security. Mobile Workplace Connect offers a simple solution to the challenge, with the added and notable advantage of controlling costs.” says Jason Goodall. Chief Executive Officer, NTT Ltd.
“Connectivity overhead is becoming an issue. Forecasts for data usage are exponential. The reason lies in the multiplication of devices for task workers, the rise in the numbers of nomadic employees, and the prevalence of cloud computing for knowledge workers.”
Mobile Workplace Connect also offers some advanced services:
- Data services
These services include traffic control (private APN, traffic filtering and classification, network switch?), traffic isolation (VPN and direct peering & interconnect options), and traffic analytics (near-real time CDRs). Ubigi SIM hotspot router
- (e)SIM services
These services include a customized SIM form factor (1FF / 2FF / 3FF / 4FF / MFF2, and rugged SIMs), customized (e)SIMs (Service Provider Name and SIM printing), and optional devices (Wi-Fi hotspot supply).
- Interface services
NTT supplies APIs for SIM lifecycle management (activate, suspend, and terminate), for data plan management (subscription, inventory and catalog management), and for notification (data plan subscription events and subscriber events).