KORE, Kigen, and Energy Web Collaborate to Deliver eSIM-Based Trusted Identity System for the Smart Grid

Major development in the clean energy transition that leverages the latest standards-based security scheme, eSIM and open source blockchain, to be discussed at the eSIM Summit at Mobile World Congress – Barcelona

KORE, the global leader in Internet of Things (IoT) solutions and IoT connectivity as a service (CaaS) worldwide, and Energy Web, the non-profit organization focused on building operating systems for energy grids, today announced a Kigen-backed collaboration that provides a secure, global connectivity solution for smart grid applications, built with eSIM and OPEN IoT SAFE technology.

A solution to accelerate the clean energy transition with IoT

KORE’s award-winning OmniSIM solution, powered by eSIM and multi-IMSI technology, provides customers like Energy Web with resilient and scalable connectivity. As the IoT accelerates, security risks are of increasing concern, as each new device connected to the Internet represents a security risk or a point of vulnerability.

IoTSAFE offers a robust, scalable and standardized technology to protect IoT data communications on the actual SIM card, thus enabling IoT connectivity. The standard represents a start to facilitate this journey, with additional capabilities required for those leveraging IoT data insights. Kigen’s advanced feature set that makes it more accessible to all stakeholders is called “OPEN IoT SAFE”.

This collaboration between KORE and Kigen leverages the functionality of eSIM and OPEN IoT SAFE to act as a hardware wallet anchored to an open-source, publicly available blockchain powered by Energy Web.

Using Energy Web’s technology, organizations can create their own applications via the the world’s first open source technology stack focused directly on the transition to renewable energy. As part of the collaboration between KORE and Kigen to deploy OPEN IoT SAFE, a specially designed SDK by Energy Web was used as part of the development process.

Enable ecosystems to harness data for impactful results

The ability to provide trusted information to third-party IoT providers via eSIM, which incorporates device-level security and can authenticate data for a user’s cloud service, securely communicating data at the packet level, is a monumental leap forward in end-to-end creation. -end security within the IoT ecosystem. This collaboration enables one of the largest ecosystems in the world to ensure that IoT data is reliable and secure.

The Energy Market launched by Energy Web is an inspiring example of the digital transformation taking place in many industries, where Massive IoT data can make a difference.


“KORE has a long history of supporting security by designing and securing IoT solutions from the ground up,” commented KORE President and CEO Romil Bahl. “We are delighted to be able to support this innovative initiative which puts IoT security at the forefront and does not pass the full weight of security downstream. High-value collaborations like those with Kigen and Energy Web enable our IoT security initiatives.

“Secure storage of credentials such as device identities is critical to delivering connected services, and the resulting data must be trusted,” said Vincent Korstanje, CEO of Kigen. “We are thrilled that this collaboration enables this by combining KORE’s strength in eSIM connectivity and Energy Web’s decentralized technology to move the world towards a zero-carbon economy.”

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This innovation will be presented at Mobile World Congress – Barcelona on March 2n/a. KORE and Kigen will collectively explore how eSIM will contribute to mass IoT adoption, with specific discussion on eSIM accessibility, security features, and emerging trends.

If you would like to experience the event first hand, please request a pass here or make an appointment to learn more about how you can benefit from this development.

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