Introducing the KPN IoT profile on 1oT eSIM

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Mikk Lemberg

We are thrilled to share that 1oT's eSIM now includes KPN IoT’s profile - a significant achievement in our 3-year partnership. Since the beginning of our collaboration in 2020, we have worked harmoniously towards our shared goal of excelling in the rapidly evolving IoT landscape.

With the inclusion of KPN IoT's profile, our customers can now access KPN's extensive global network for seamless cellular connectivity. This development is a testament to our shared commitment to providing our customers with the most efficient and reliable IoT solutions all over the world.

Who is KPN Internet of Things?

KPN is a telecommunications and IT provider based in the Netherlands with a strong global presence. The company has been in the IoT industry for over a decade and was one of the founding members of the IoT World Alliance.

KPN IoT's goal has always been to provide reliable M2M connectivity solutions to its customers worldwide. The company has an extensive network of more than 600 global roaming partners, including over 100 partner networks in Europe alone, which means it has access to major networks in every country. Combined with their non-steered roaming offering, this means their customers are always connected to the best available network.

KPN and 1oT have cultivated a fruitful and enduring partnership over the past three years. Throughout our collaborative journey, we are impressed by 1oT's expertise and unwavering commitment to innovation. Together we have fostered a forward-thinking mindset with a relentless pursuit of improvement. This recent collaborative eSIM milestone is a wonderful illustration of that. Together with 1oT, we are committed to stay at the forefront of IoT to continuously benefit our valued customers. - Paul Koning, Director International Sales at KPN IoT.

Uniqueness in the IoT Space

KPN IoT's eSIM profile offers unique benefits that differentiate it from other profiles available on 1oT eSIM. KPN has made 5G coverage a priority. Given the growing interest in industries where fast, reliable connections with minimal latency are a must, such as autonomous vehicles or telemedicine, this is a huge advantage.

This is also linked to the growing trend towards data-hungry IoT applications. KPN’s profile is suitable for various IoT applications with high data consumption, which can vary significantly from month to month. This flexibility allows companies to adapt their deployments to ensure optimal performance and cost efficiency.

Third, there is the opportunity to include voice services for IoT applications. Extending the service beyond cellular connectivity and SMS is important, as voice is required for more complicated smart devices and services.

In addition to connectivity, through KPN, we can arrange various additional services, including VPN and private fixed IP. This extra layer of security is essential in industries dealing with confidential information or operating in sensitive environments.

Our partnership with KPN IoT has opened up exciting new horizons in the IoT space. KPN's extensive coverage, reliable connectivity, and responsiveness make them an invaluable partner in our mission to transform the IoT landscape with a carrier-independent eUICC. I am confident that our collaboration will drive innovation, foster growth, and deliver exceptional value to our customers as we continue to pave the way for IoT connectivity. — Taavi Jõgeva, 1oT’s Sales Director

Committed to the sustainable growth of the IoT

Both 1oT and KPN share a common dedication to sustainability and are actively taking steps to reduce their environmental footprint. By prioritizing sustainability, we fulfil our commitment to preserving the planet while providing cutting-edge connectivity solutions.

1oT has made significant contributions to the IoT ecosystem. Most notably, we introduced half-SIM cards to eliminate unnecessary plastic waste left after removing the SIM from its shell. With this change, we predict saving 140 kg of plastic waste per year and reducing CO2 waste by 16%.

More recently, we launched the 1oT eSIM Core infrastructure that is powered entirely by renewable energy. The first of its kind in the world, the 1oT eSIM Core reflects our commitment to sustainability and reducing the environmental impact of IoT connectivity.

Similarly, KPN also strives to connect everybody and everything in a sustainable way. They aim to continually reduce their environmental impact. As one of the world's most sustainable telecom companies, KPN has been using 100% green electricity since 2011, has been completely climate neutral since 2015, and made great efforts to reduce plastic waste in their products.

So the further development and adoption of eSIM is a perfect example of our joint commitment to move the IoT landscape forwards in a sustainable way.


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