So why eSIM?
The world is changing, and technology is changing with it. Mobile loT is growing at an exponential rate, with the global machine-to-machine sector alone expected to be worth 93 billion dollars by 2022.
This growth is being driven by new technologies such as 5G and eSIM. Together, these technologies will make devices smarter, more efficient, more effective and significantly more valuable than ever before.
Cutting edge technologies, such as 5G, will enable data to be transmitted at far higher speeds and at far greater volumes.
Another critical emerging technology is the embedded SIM or eSIM. The eSIM simplifies mobile connectivity and brings it to a far wider range of devices such as cars, smart energy, and health monitoring.
eSIM technology is revolutionary in that it is now embedded into next-generation devices. With no need to open up a device and swap out plastic SIM cards, it virtualises the physical SIM and makes switching mobile network operators a great deal easier.
So how does eSIM technology help device manufacturers and service providers?
eSIMs offer multiple speed, cost and flexibility benefits that traditional SIMs can’t match. They are also easier to produce, easier to manage and enhance device functionality and create the potential for a host of new value-added services.
Here’s the techy bit:
• It is up to 98% smaller – saving critical space within the device.
• It’s considerably lighter weighing nearly 20 times less
• It has a lifespan ten times greater allowing up to 1 million rewrites of its memory
• It’s far more durable, withstanding extreme temperatures from as low as minus 40 to over 100 Degrees Celsius
• It’s also a great deal stronger with high shock resistance allowing it to perform in the most demanding operational conditions.
• As it’s embedded within the device, it enables a fully waterproof product
• And offers greater tamper-resistance
Most impressively, the eSIM software is designed to simplify the connectivity process, giving OEMs and service providers maximum control, allowing devices to connect to any mobile network operator in the world. With universal out-of-the-box global connectivity, manufacturers and providers no longer need to organise specific network connectivity agreements prior to market launch. This can save a huge amount of time and cost in product distribution and stock management with a one-size-fits-all solution. This individual unit can be sold anywhere in the world.
Mobile IoT creates a huge opportunity …which is where we come in.