Enhancements to GSMA Remote SIM Provisioning for Consumer Devices
GSMA has now released the second version of its global specification that enables Remote SIM Provisioning in any consumer device. The second version of the specification now enables a consumer device to store more than one operator profile concurrently, although only one operator can be in use at a time. This will extend the specification to a wider range of devices beyond the single companion device enabled by the first release of the specification. Now device manufacturers and operators will be able to offer to consumers the ability to select as they do today the operator of their choice and then securely download that operator’s SIM application to their device. Expect to see exciting product launches using this new technology in 2017.
Using secure hardware that can be remotely provisioned means much smaller device form factors can be supported, making it easier to extend mobile connectivity to devices such as smart watches, health bands, tablets, highly-portable health systems and other devices.
As with the first release of the GSMA RSP specification, Consumers will continue to benefit from the specification through:
• Connecting devices that can operate independently of a tethered smartphone, with their own subscriptions.
• Experience a range of new, enhanced mobile connected devices.
The GSMA’s specification remains the first and only globally backed global consumer remote SIM specification. This global approach and consistent user experience will grow the Internet of Things by allowing consumer device manufacturers to build a new range of products for global deployment based on this common embedded SIM architecture. The specification is available now enabling the development of new devices.
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