Redtea Mobile is the leading eSIM (embedded SIM) service and turnkey solution provider that enables Plug & Play Connectivity preloaded to devices and ensures Always-on Connectivity. As the device connectivity operator, we leverage eSIM technology and beyond to provide the last-mile solution for device connectivity and scalable connectivity solution for massive IoT.

In this hyper-connected world, billions of objects and devices will be connected worldwide across multiple mobile networks over the coming years. Redtea Mobile is in place to give devices the new cost-saving and practical answer of the last mille solution for an “Always-Connected” world.

We are looking forward to collaborating with device OEMs, chipset and module manufacturers, mobile operators and service providers across the world on scalable connectivity solution for massive IoT.

Why Redtea Mobile

A fully integrated solution

We deliver turnkey global connectivity solutions including global cellular data coverage, RSP (Remote SIM Provisioning) platform, eSIM terminal technology, eSIM modules, and eSIM based applications.

Experience in production

Our technology has already brought benefits to cellphones and an even a wider range of IoT applications, which can get your products to market faster.

Stay professional and focused

We are very concentrated on the deivce connectivity based on eSIM. We have developed an RSP platform which is compliant with GSMA eSIM standards and can extend our eSIM solution to non-eUICC equipped devices. We support mainstream chipsets and can work on Android, Linux, RTos, and COS, and is available for applications installed in TEE, eUICC, eSE, and iSSP (i.e. iUICC).

5G is here, ushering in the massive IoT era!

All in All, let’s google about these familiar terms “ 5G, eSIM, and IoT, how are they related exactly ? Here is FYI:

5G and 4G

5G, not just 1G more than 4G, is the newest mobile network that’s replacing the current 4G technology by providing a number of improvements in speed, coverage, and reliability.

The primary focus and reason for needing an upgraded network is to support the growing number of devices that demand internet access, many of them requiring so much bandwidth in order to function normally that 4G simply doesn’t cut it anymore.

To sum it up, a lot faster, much lower latency and much wider geographic coverage! For better understanding, 5G is 20 times faster than 4G! This means that during the time it took to download just one piece of data with 4G (like a movie), the same could have been downloaded 20 times over a 5G network. Looking at it another way: you could download close to 10 movies before 4G could deliver even the first half of one!

5G and IoT:

The key features in 5G will exactly benefit the IoT and across major IoT industry verticals, take a scenario in car networking as an example, in 4G era, the speed of networking can’t support the smooth transfer or interaction of data , such as data for the road situation,  and delay occurs all the time, while 5G means ultra-low latency , with the fast interaction of data through sensors on the car,  unmanned driving might be a reality in the near future in 5G era.

IoT and eSIM:

IoT is set to take connectivity to the next level from billions of connectivity by “one person one SIM card” to 10 billions of devices connectivity . It will no longer just be smartphones, PCs, laptops and tablets competing for bandwidth, Electrical devices of every type are liable to join in the next phase of internet evolution. eSIM has become a focus and would be a key factor behind IoT by enabling remote globally-backed SIM provisioning, taking less space of the device, allowing customers to switch operators for travelling on-the-go and upgrade the device to be a enhanced mobile-connected with much more interaction of data.

To sum it up, with 5G to become the catalyst for innovation in IoT, eSIM emerges as the kickstart technology innovation behind IoT

China Unicom to roll out 5G on mass scale with an investment of 21 billion

On December 6th, China’s Three Major Telecom Operators Confirmed 5G frequency spectrum

On December 14th, China Unicom had its“ 2018 Network Technology Conference(hereby mentioned as the Conference in the below) ”and launched its 5G plan on mass scale devices: with investment of 21 billion in total in the first trail stage and the second fast development stage, including 10 billion investment as the benefits of its pioneering testers, 10 billion in supporting the finance of partners in 5G ecosystem and 1 billion as subsidy of adopting China Unicom 5G platform.

During the conference, China Unicom 5G plan and its progress in networking establishment has been released with its progress, piloting 5G in 17 cities to set up trials and examples. In the meantime, the “5G Industrial Terminal United Innovation Lab” was unveiled , with a mission for the incubation and integration of innovative applications and products, to strength the core competitiveness of the China Unicom 5G ecosystem. In addition, eSIM terminal testing environment was released to help accomplish the test for device OEMs ,eSIM terminal united testing platform was established, and eSIM industrial Alliance Cooperation Website was also launched.

 

5G to become the catalyst for innovation in IoT

In this hyper-connected world in the coming years, instead of connecting by a physical sim card, eSIM is a new way to connect in the near future for its multiple benefits mentioned above.Together with the chances provided by massive-scale connectivity comes the challenges , connectivity of mass scale and expansion might be fragmentary and not able to commercialize on large scale. Challenges are as follows:

 

The Innovation and Application In Consumer Electronics with SM-DP+

As one of the piloting members of the “China Unicom eSIM Industrial Cooperation Alliance”, Redtea Mobile was invited to attend the Conference , Doctor Jin-the CEO of Redtea Mobile delivered a speech to share his opinions about “ The Innovation and Application In Consumer Electronics with SM-DP+ ”

Key notes! Some Predicting Verdicts about the IoT Application:
① . Connectivity Service in IoT going mainstream to enable cloud, tube & end strategy for Integrated system service
② . Broad market space for Private network connection based on application
③ . Various needs for verticals of IoT application
④ . Massive opportunities to serve SMEs for the core competitiveness of its products
⑤ . Huge application scenarios for edge of computing

                  (Redtea Mobile CEO—Doctor Jin delivered a speech on the 2018 Network Technology Conference by China Unicom)

CaaS(Connectivity as a Service)the innovative cloud computing in IoT era

Different from the operation of consumer electronics, for Massive IoT M2M senario, unmanned operation is usually the case without interface for interaction.

To cope with the excessively frequent operation across regional and international mobile networking operators requested by various devices and applications, Doctor Jin brought up the idea of “ Last-mile solution for device connectivity” to bridge network operators and device OEMs. And the huge market space for IoT application calls for various verticals,  to meet the various needs ,  to integrate the industrial chain and to offer the “unified port” for seamless connectivity. Especially for device OEMs of small and medium devices without the capability to build up the platform , which has always been the focus that displayed the core strength of Redtea Mobile, to give devices the new cost-saving and practical answer of the last mile solution for an “Always-Connected” world.

To enable cloud, tube & end strategy for Integrated system service, Connectivity would be a key factor in IoT and eSIM connectivity is going mainstream . In parallel with the current cloud service structure of “Iaas, Pass, Saas”, Redtea Mobile brought up the idea of “CaaS (Connectivity as a Service)” as a pioneer in eSIM IoT era.  Basically, the service is like utility service including connectivity technology and solutions for device OEMs, chipset and module manufacturers by offering open APIs,boasting the core competitiveness of  “Plug & Play Connectivity” and “Always-on Connectivity”

 

 RedteaReady:  Ultra Solutions for Massive IoT M2M 

To deliver the spirit of CaaS, “RedteaReady” is launched by Redtea Mobile to enable massive IoT deployment scalability with eSIM technology, which has packed all the stuff related to cellular connectivity , including network traffic, remote SIM provisioning, terminal system integration , cellular connectivity management platform, and integrated them into the standard service , in collaboration with China Unicom SM-DP+ to enable scalable connectivity distribution for a large variety of M2M IoT applications.

China Unicom has been striving for the pioneering new-type standard and innovative technology, together with China Unicom SM-DP+, Redtea Mobile has set up a good example in providing seamless cellular connectivity service embedded in IoT modules, which enables network operators to gain a larger market space of traffic distribution as they are now hassle-free from the constant integration discussion with module vendors . As for the benefit devices OEMs, the streamlined and highly integrated solution keep them from being bored with purchasing SIM cards, modules, and managing cellular data separately. Redtea Mobile is committed to offer global integrated eSIM connectivity for a multi-win.

 

CaaS Successful Case: private cellular connectivity based on application-a new way of networking for chain stores

Currently, chain stores connect the network through traditional fixed network plan, with a series existing problems like the high management cost, inconvenient of installment, and deficiency of network route resourcesEspecially when there is quick business development with dramatic increase of retail chain stores, the problems mentioned above become really obvious for the networking establishment, maintainence, and the overall management on retail chain stores

“Cloud Broadband” that integrated with Wiwide wifi hardware capability and eSIM technology by RedteaReady, is introduced in such case, in joint effort with the leading provider of Wi-Fi network architecture WiWide, Redtea Mobile is engaged in offering the Cloud Broadband with featuring the following benefit: a reduction of 40% cost of network resources, plug&play connectivity, always-on connectivity , flexible options of networking operators. 

In addition, the head quarter could have the overall management across all the devices and network resources simply by a request on the platform, which would bring a huge reduction of management cost. Applying the eSIM technology in the networking solution for new retail is the initiative in the industry .  

eSIM IoT Platform

Redtea Mobile Marks its eSIM Capability Deployed on 100 million Devices Worldwide

By offering a variety of cellular connectivity solutions to serve both the consumer and M2M markets.

In this hyper-connected world, billions of objects and devices will be connected worldwide across multiple mobile networks over the coming years. Redtea Mobile position itself as a “device connectivity operator” to give the new cost-saving and practical answer of the last mile solution for an “Always-Connected” world.

Redtea Mobile  proposes to leverage eSIM technology with a turnkey solution packing all of the stuffs related to cellular connectivity, including embedded SIM with remote provisioning service and global cellular data coverage to enhance subscription management, simplify user journey, and make logistics easier for OEMs and Operators.

We deliver tailored services with eSIM IoT solution to meet various application scenarios’ requirements and delivers global IoT connectivity, such as,

Redtea Roaming which shipped eSIM capability and data roaming service to smartphones.

RedteaReady for scaling massive IoT connectivity.

eSIM+(eSIMPlus) as the most open marketplace of electronic eSIM cards for eSIM-enabled iPhones.

 

International Travel made easy with “Redtea Roaming

The devices embedded with Redtea Roaming service will automatically create a virtual local SIM card based on the location of the user. It provides convenient and fast data network services for your overseas travel and business trips. No physical SIM card is needed,  just with a few clicks, you can activate and enjoy the global mobile web service. Redtea Roaming solution is widely deployed in China since 2015 on an extensive range of smartphones including OnePlus, OPPO, vivo, XIAOMI, Lenovo, Samsung China, and hmd (NOKIA), etc. This service has also been launched in other Asian countries like Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, and the Philippines, and also American & European Markets since 2017 along with the launch of OnePlus, OPPO, and vivo launching new smartphones in the aforementioned markets.

You may want to visit For Consumer Electronics to learn more. 

 

eSIM.Plus “as the Most Open Marketplace for Digital eSIM Cards

Latest iPhones’ support of eSIM kicks off a boom market for both Operators and OEMs. A couple of tech products like esim.plus (eSIM+) have already been leading the way to exploit the Apple eSIM opportunity. eSIM+ provides an open marketplace that supports MNOs/MVNOs on quick eSIM solution deployment and offers a wide selection of electronic eSIM cards for eSIM-featured iPhone users.

eSIM+ is open to introducing new eSIM business opportunities for MNOs/MVNOs across the world to be part of its marketplace community and thus to give customers a wider choice of eSIM cards and greater freedom of selecting eSIM service. By providing standard SIM provisioning platform (SM-DP+ platform) which is fully compliant with GSMA standards for mobile Operators, eSIM+ assists them on quick deployment of eSIM commercial solutions for iPhone and other terminals with eUICC, enabling Operators, especially medium-and-small-sized MNOs and MVNOs, to have fair business opportunities on eSIM application and work across borders.

On the other end, the very straightforward web platform allows end-users an ultimate convenience to buy pay-as-you-go local connectivity and switch among multiple cellular data plans covering 60 countries and regions for their 2018 new iPhones without having to wait for a physical SIM card to be shipped. Users just need to simply scan a QR code to activate the eSIM over-the-air, without worrying if their local carriers support eSIM or not. The ways users switch between different cellular data are as easy as they switch between different channels with Netflix.

Please go to https://esim.plus/ for more information, or contact bd@esim.plus for any other enquiry.

 

RedteaReady” in place to enable your massive IoT deployment scalability 

 

Are you looking for a sort of connectivity service for your devices that can enable guaranteed cellular network without any upfront costs? In addition, your devices no longer need to be customized in the factory for their destination. Ordering, building in and testing MNO specific SIM cards or profiles in the factory is no longer required as well. If your answer is yes, the connectivity-enabled modules powered by RedteaReady are right here to meet or exceed your expectations.

RedteaReady Service can solve the problem of the initial network connection in a practical way. Specifically, RedteaReady Service bundles eSIM capability together with a set of SIM profiles built-in, in order to provide connectivity as a service. We have implemented the service on Android, Linux, and one of the RTOS operating systems running with Qualcomm or MediaTek baseband processors, and we expect no major effort to port it to more other platforms and delivers global IoT Connectivity. The service uses a fixed set of the built-in SIM profiles without the need for personalization; therefore it is just a matter of integrating the service into the firmware for different module vendors and requires no modification in their manufacturing process, which makes it also possible to upgrade existing devices in the market over the air.

 

For the client which can be either the device OS or a 3rd-party application, RedteaReady Service provides an API to simply establish a guaranteed cellular network connection, with the amount of time to use and available data volume being the configurable parameters. The actual SIM profile used for the established connection will be chosen from the best available operators according to the current location, but the client doesn’t need to be concerned as it all happens automatically.

RedteaReady enables instant data connection from a device’s initial use, providing mobile subscription management throughout the device’s life cycle. 

Go to For M2M Devices to check details. Send Us Enquiry to give us a chance to know your exact requirements.

About Redtea Mobile

Redtea Mobile is an eSIM service provider that delivers turn-key solutions with eSIM IoT solution and strive for global IoT connectivity including global cellular data coverage, RSP (Remote SIM Provisioning) platform, eSIM terminal technology and eSIM based applications. Redtea Mobile has developed an RSP platform which is fully compliant with GSMA eSIM standards and strives to promote the wide deployment and secure implementation of eSIM technology by closely collaborating with device OEMs, chipset and module manufacturers, and mobile operators. Redtea Mobile was named one of the “China’s 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2016” by Fast Company Magazine. Redtea Mobile jointly hosted WAS #5 with GSMA. For the full story of Redtea Mobile, please visit Who We Are.




IoT-ecosystem

China dominating global IoT connections

China’s mobile operators continued to dominate the rapidly expanding global IoT market, accounting for 46 percent of cellular IoT connections in Q3 2017, Counterpoint Research reported.

The world’s leading operator in terms of IoT connections was China Mobile with a 32 percent share in the quarter (see chart below, click to enlarge). The operator’s connections grew 106 percent year-on-year as it is quickly transitioning to LTE IoT connections and is aggressively rolling out an NB-IoT network to take advantage of emerging IoT opportunities, Counterpoint Research said.

Global Cellular IoT Connection Share by Operator in 3Q 2017

China Unicom expanded IoT connections 39 percent from Q3 2016 and had a 9.4 percent market share in Q3 2017; rival China Telecom recorded 17 percent year-on-year growth to hold a 5 percent share.

Overall, the three increased IoT connections by 75 percent year-on-year.

The research company said worldwide cellular IoT connections increased 41 percent year-on-year in Q3 2017 after crossing the half-billion mark earlier in the year. At end-Q3, LTE connections accounted for more than half of cellular IoT connections and registered 84 per cent year-on-year growth.

Research director Peter Richardson noted cellular IoT connectivity had been modest so far but expects half a billion connections to be added by 2020.

Beyond China
Connections in Asia grew 64.2 percent year-on-year in Q3, with the region having a 57.2 percent share of global IoT connections. China accounts for 81 percent of Asian connections.

IoT connections in Japan and South Korea grew 15 percent and 25 percent year-on-year respectively: Japan held a 5 percent share of total Asia connections; South Korea 2 percent.

In terms of low power wide area (LPWA) development, South Korea is ahead of Japan. SK Telecom, LG Uplus, and KT commercialized their NB-IoT services in Q3 2017, Counterpoint Research said. KT also launched LTE-M in Q2 2017.

Outside China, Vodafone leads in cellular IoT connectivity globally posting 37 percent year-on-year growth and holding the second position with a 10.9 percent share. As of Q3 2017, Vodafone had launched NB-IoT in four countries including the Netherlands, Republic of Ireland, Czech Republic and Spain. The operator added commercial NB-IoT networks in Turkey and Australia in early Q4.

Source: https://www.mobileworldlive.com/asia/asia-news/china-controls-nearly-50-of-global-iot-connections/?ID=003w000001VieecAAB&BU=