Gemalto was founded in June 2006 when the world’s two biggest smart card manufacturers, Axalto and Gemplus International, merged. It is a global leading enterprise in digital security. In 2016, its operating revenue reached €3.1 billion. It employs a total of 15,000 people in 119 offices, research centers and service centers in 48 countries.
The acquisition of Gemalto by Thales for €4.8 billion in 2019 created a Group on a new scale and a global leader in digital identity and security employing 80,000 people.
The larger Thales will master all the technologies underpinning the critical decision chain for companies, organisations and governments. Incorporating the talent and technologies of Gemalto, Thales will develop secure solutions to address the major challenges faced by our societies, such as unmanned air traffic management, data and network cybersecurity, airport security or financial transaction security.View Products >>
Cellular networks have come a long way from providing voice and SMS services to the present-day backbone of mobility. With 4G/LTE reaching a state of maturity and 5G on the rise, the mobile network operators are poised to strengthen their position in the IoT ecosystem. Consumers and industrial usage of the Internet are evolving with very variable needs of bandwidth (broadband to narrow-band) and latency. Thales' eSIM solutions for mobile operators allow them to diversify their connection services to the IoT world. Connected cars, industrial routers, commercial drones, and wearables can be powered with broadband cellular connectivity – Remote SIM Provisioning facilitates connectivity for multiple devices under a single contract.