Enable streamlined connectivity with IFPP
GSMA In-Factory Profile Provisioning (IFPP) is a specification that enables network operators and OEMs to provision eUICC profiles to devices during the manufacturing process. This allows devices to be shipped with one or more pre-provisioned profiles which can be activated by the end user.
Why use IFPP?
IFPP is an extension of the GSMA’s Remote SIM Provisioning (RSP) specification and offers several benefits for MNOs and device manufacturers:
Reduced costs with single SKU
IFPP streamlines the manufacturing process as it eliminates the need to ship devices with SIM cards, therefore, enabling device manufacturers to operate on a single Stock Keeping Unit (SKU), which can save OEMs and MNOs money on shipping and logistics costs. Device manufacturers can also save money by not needing to install SIM cards in devices during the manufacturing process
IFPP offers an improved customer experience by making it easier for end users to activate their devices with pre-provisioned profiles on the device as soon as they open box, hence, removing the need to procure a SIM card. This provides OEMs and MNOs more flexibility in how they offer connectivity based with pre-provisioned profiles offering end-users more choice and being able to cater to different regions or usage requirements.
Fast offline process
No certification costs
As GSMA SAS certification is not required for IFPP it offers providers reduced cost and administration when compared to standard onsite SM-DP+ implementations.
IFPP enables last mile offline provisioning on demand which allows providers to provisioning a later stage in production stage if required.
IFPP use cases
IFPP is a relatively new technology with the GSMA’s specification currently still in development, nevertheless, it is already gaining traction in the industry with several OEMs and MNOs having announced their support for it.
Here are some examples of how IFPP is being used today:
Smartphones and other consumer devices allow end-users to activate their devices without having to worry about obtaining a SIM card.
Machine-to-machine (M2M) devices enable instant mobile connectivity without the need for human intervention.
Device manufacturers incorporate multiple pre-provisioned profiles to enable greater flexibility in market distribution.
Device manufacturers incorporate multiple pre-provisioned profiles to offer end-users more choice.
Workz IFPP offering
To implement IFPP, OEMs and MNOs need to deploy a remote SIM provisioning platform such as that provided by Workz. Workz In-Factory Profile Provisioning solution includes:
GSMA-certified data management and personalisation
Profile and applet development
Initial & operational profiles, eUICC testing, smart network switching, and more
SM-DPf compliant with IFPP to provide offline profiles
Factory Profile Assistant with FPAe/d: options on SIM or device
Remote provisioning services
Module production with advanced eUICC OS
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