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Arrow, Infineon and Arkessa to jointly work on securing cellular connectivity for IoT devices


Arrow Electronics, Infineon and Arkessa have signed an agreement to further extend Arrow’s support for worldwide customers with cellular communications for the Internet of Things (IoT).

“Cellular communication is an increasingly important strand of IoT. This new agreement will enable organisations to take advantage of the latest technologies to execute connected device strategies, using secure cellular services at scale, while staying focused on their own strengths and differentiators to create better outcomes for their customers and without being dependent on their clients’ networks,” said  Aiden Mitchell, vice president IoT, Arrow Electronics.

Security remains one of the top concerns for organisations for connected devices. Infineon provides the secured hardware controllers based on GSMA’s Embedded Subscriber Identity Module (eSIM) specification that underpin the new service. Arkessa provides secured mobile data services with the ability to provision and manage IoT devices from the factory into the field easily and effectively.

In Industry 4.0, progress is highly dependent upon the security of machine-to-machine (M2M) communication. Machines in smart factories are increasingly using cellular networks to exchange information that ensures smooth operation and improves efficiency. Infineon’s SLM family of security controllers are optimised for industrial applications, providing higher levels of endurance over an extended temperature range of -40 to +105˚C.

In addition to industrial, applications such as smart cities, retail and asset tracking can all benefit from the secure connectivity to bring forward new business models and growth at a global scale.

[Image credit: Bernard Hermant for Unsplash]

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