Madrid, Spain,September 20th , 2022 Hop Mobility and Naka AG, leading MNO and MVNO integrators who provide smart roaming connectivity for travelers, selected Valid’s eSIMplicity cost effective platform to allow their subscribers to enjoy the eSIM features in their smartphones while traveling. Valid provides Hop Mobility and Naka AG with an advanced subscription management solution to manage the creation, storage, personalization and download of their subscribers’ profiles into eSIM devices whenever they are abroad.

Valid, the champion of interoperable eSIM services, worked closely with the teams at Hop Mobility and Naka AG to perform a seamless migration from physical cards applications to eSIM readiness.

According to GSMA in 2025, there will be 2.4 billion eSIM smartphone connections worldwide. To prepare for that market demand, Hop Mobility and Naka AG started to develop a strategy to include the eSIM capabilities into their current roaming offer. Valid’s multi-tenant hosted platform seemed like the perfect answer to bring convenience to their customers abroad. Leveraging Valid’s solution, Hop Mobility and Naka AG customers only need to download the eSIM profile into their device, using a QR code, and they can start enjoying their smartphone with the newly activated eSIM, benefiting from the same smart roaming services while traveling.

Compliant with GSMA latest specifications, the aim of Valid’s eReach subscription management services are to provide MNOs and MVNOs with an interoperable and efficient solution to onboard their consumers eSIM devices. With Valid’s eSIMplicity solution, a business model that gives them an entry level subscription management service by mutualizing Valid’s SAS certified Data Center resources across multiple customers, and with no impact on its own IT & network infrastructure, Hop Mobility and Naka AG were given the opportunity to try and evaluate the technology as well as the market return on digital experience for eSIM roaming services.

“Hop Mobility and Naka AG were keen on embarking into the eSIM world as soon as possible, in order to power its customers with a better digital experience for their connected devices and keep themselves ahead of the game. We have been working with Valid for our SIMs initiatives for many years, so when we decided to move forward with an eSIM strategy for roaming, we knew Valid would be a trusted partner to support us into putting together an affordable solution in record time, while providing advanced technical support to migrate our existing SIM roaming applications.” Confirmed Faisal Khan Niazi, CEO at Hop Mobility.

“With Valid’s support, Hop Mobility and Naka AG is now able to offer an eSIM smart roaming connectivity service with a convenient and digital user experience, taking advantage of our subscription management service and eSIMplicity business model” said Pierre Lassus, Global Director of Software and Services at Valid.  “This partnership is part of Valid eSIM strategy, which targets at supporting the business development of MNOs, MVNOs, OEMs and IoT device manufacturers during their eSIM ramp-up process, while providing fully interoperable and future-proof services.”

About Hop Mobility

Hop Mobility is a technology company specialized in software development within the Mobile Telecommunication and Banking sectors. It develops and operates unique multiple International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) network platforms as well as corresponding SIM card and eSIM technologies with multiple Mobile Station International Subscriber Directory Number (MSISDN).  Our mission is for our customers to pay for local calls at local rates in the country they are travelling to without the need to change the SIM card. To learn more, visit www.hopmobility.com

About Naka AG

Naka AG is a technology company specialized in Mobile Telecommunication Systems. It develops and operates unique multiple International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) network platforms as well as the corresponding SIM card and eSIM technologies with multiple Mobile Station International Subscriber Directory Number (MSISDN). NAKA offers Mobile Network Operators (MNO), Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO) and companies the opportunity to offer competitive global mobile services to their customers in over 180 countries. It offers turn-key global mobile solutions that includes Data, Voice and SMS solutions to their partners. The group headquartered in in Hong Kong. Naka AG is a privately held and an entirely independent Telecom, Fin-Tech and Technology company. To learn more, visit www.nakamobile.com.

About Valid

Valid (B³: VLID3 – ON) provides tailored solutions that integrate emerging technologies to enable secure, trusted experiences. From Data, Payments, Identity, and Mobile to IoT, Track and Trace, Digital Certification, and Agritech, Valid offers a wide portfolio of services and solutions that accelerate the digital transformation of our clients’ business. With over 60 years of experience and more than 6,000 employees in 16 countries, Valid is the largest issuer of identification documents in Brazil, among the top 5 producers of SIM cards and the world’s largest manufacturers of banking cards. To learn more, visit www.valid.com.

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