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eSIM Demand is Hitting a Record High

Almost a year ago exactly, Apple released the first major smartphone with embedded SIM capability. And while early adopters ogled over its potential, 95% of operators just weren’t ready. Truphone was, and so was the GSMA—which designed a global standard to boost eSIM ...

Blog from Truphone: Securing the Mobile IoT

Michael Moorfield, Director of Product, Truphone The IoT is well and truly alive. But a few key factors are holding it back. Security is a primary concern. Another, is its reliance on Wi-Fi. As the hype around 5G turns subsides into caution, these two issues are increasingly ...

eSIM LITE Event – GSMA’s First Live Interoperability TestFest held in COMPRION Headquarters

Three days full of testing eSIM profiles against eUICCs have completed. A total of 24 companies ranging from Three days full of testing eSIM profiles against eUICCs have completed. A total of 24 companies ranging from MNOs/MVNOs to eUICC manufacturers, device OEMs and test ...

Highlights of Mobile World Congress 2019

Seminar: eSIM – From specification to live products The GSMA presented the 4th edition of the eSIM Seminar at Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona. The session explored challenges in deploying eSIM and bringing devices to market. Senior managers shared case studies of ...

Blog from Arm: Why smart IoT teams welcome eSIM certification

The phrase ‘security and interoperability audits’ usually sends engineers screaming into the dark; but in the case of eSIM certification, smart IoT development teams are running toward it. Why? With the IoT sector expected to reach one trillion connected devices by 2035, ...

eBook from COMPRION: Mission eSIMpossible? How MNOs can achieve painless eSIM integration

The eSIM has arrived. For mobile network operators (MNOs) everywhere, the benefits of this revolutionary technology are no longer a future dream, they are attainable today. Much has been written about the benefits of the eSIM, but enabling universal eSIM interoperability ...

Video from Truphone: Why operators should love the eSIM

The eSIM is no longer a distant glint in the eyes of mobile engineers. It’s here. 2018 saw the world’s biggest device makers integrate the technology into their most prolific devices: from the latest iPhone series to the Google Pixel 3. To help smart and innovative mobile ...

Video from Truphone: What is the eSIM, anyway?

Since the SIM card’s conception, there’s not been a great deal of evolution in this area. The removable SIM gave our phones and devices connectivity and, while handset design and performance has been perfected, these small plastic chips have shrunk, certainly, ...

GSMA published a new version of the M2M eSIM specification to cover, among others feature, Automatic Emergency Call.

GSMA have been working with Mobile Operators and EUMs from all around the world to release a new version of eSIM specification for M2M services. Version 4 covers an important feature highly demanded by the automotive industry to comply with local regulations. Automatic ...

Blog from COMPRION: A fresh approach to creating eSIM profiles

eSIM profiles are the critical data objects when it comes to attaching devices to networks successfully. As the factors influencing network connectivity are manifold (different devices, eUICCs, networks … you name it), working on suitable eSIM profiles can be tricky. This ...

Blog from ARM: eSIM is on the rise, but what does this mean for MNOs?

Moving device designs from a plastic SIM card to an embedded SIM (eSIM) chip may seem like a small change. In practice, much more than the form factor itself changes. Switching to eSIM brings new features aimed at improved scalability for IoT deployments. eSIM driving ...

Blog from UL: Testing M2M and Consumer RSP beyond the specifications

Why do we need to test M2M and Consumer RSP entities beyond the specifications? Why do it, as it could entail a lot of extra effort? Let’s be honest nobody likes to spend a lot on their testing needs and budgets a frequently quite tight. The need to perform interoperability ...

eSIM Workshop at Shanghai

During MWC Shanghai, the GSMA held the first edition of the eSIM Workshop.  Presentations came from China Unicom, UL and SIM Alliance, as well as the two sponsors; Gotell and Valid, and an introduction from GSMA.  It was clear that Greater China has high ambitions for both ...

eSIM – The necessity of compliance

“A compliance process for eSIM”. This has been a clear request during the development of eSIM.  But what does that mean, and why is it important?   Building and maintaining confidence in a new technology is essential. Agreeing a set of criteria that validate a product’s ...

Blog from ARM: Unlocking Secure IoT Device Connectivity with iSIM

Unlocking Secure IoT Device Connectivity with iSIM It is not far-fetched imagining trillions of devices at every point of intelligence around the world, all hyperconnected to the Internet of Things (IoT). There certainly is no shortage of IoT use cases. We already have ...

eSIM Compliance and Industry Certifications

With the publication of SGP.24 version 2.0, GSMA has moved its eSIM compliance requirements into the industry certification domain. Starting from 1st May 2018, GSMA now references the certification programmes of GlobalPlatform, Global Certification Forum (GCF) and PTCRB for ...

eSIM to go from Vision to Reality Following Release of Universal Hallmark

Every now and then in the tech world, as industries modernise, something which seemed a permanent fixture starts to disappear.  This month we note definitive signs of that process taking place again, as detachable SIM cards start to go the way of the external antenna. eSIM ...

Highlights of Mobile World Congress 2018 Seminar: eSIM – The eSIM Challenges

During Mobile Word Congress 2018, the GSMA organised the 3rd edition of the eSIM Seminar. Once again, this year, some of the industry’s most authoritative voices, including those from a leading operators, OEMs and EUMs shared with the audience their views about the ...

Highlights of Mobile World Congress 2017 Seminar: eSIM – a New SIM for a New Generation of Connected Consumer Devices

Jean-Christophe Tisseuil, Head of SIM Technology, GSMA The GSMA has now released the second version of its global specification that enables Remote SIM Provisioning in any consumer device. This enables the device to be provisioned with more than one operator profile, which ...

Ensuring Global Interoperability – Today and in the Future

Kathleen Knievel, Corporate Marketing Manager, COMPRION Nowadays, everybody is using the smartphone for mobile services – be it for writing emails, checking the internet for a hip restaurant, staying in contact with friends, or finding the way to a holiday resort. We simply ...