The GSMA eSIM Discovery service is the digital method for profile activation that the industry itself has specified for all consumer and consumer IoT eSIM-enabled devices. Designed to facilitate fast integration, at scale, for device activations across the main device distribution channels – Network Operators, Digital, BricksnMortar Retail and the growing Open Market Device arena, this is the ultimate no/low-cost solution for all consumer and consumer IoT devices.
Simple to integrate, incorporate the GSMA eSIM Discovery server address in your eSIM chipset. It has also been tried and tested through a long-term pilot project.
What are the benefits for OEMs
- Standardised integration at scale
Activates devices across all the main device distribution channels: Network Operators, Digital, Retail and the growing Open Market Device arena
With no need for integration between individual OEMs and MNOs
- Endorsed by the mobile ecosystem
With methodology defined by the industry
It is a proven way of activating devices safely and securely
- Fast, remote activation at scale
with no need for QR codes
- Easy for consumers
with one-time setup on their chosen network
How to get started
GSMA working with over 80 industry representatives has done all the heavy lifting; there is no need for device manufacturers or eUICC manufacturers to work with individual operators. Here is a proven fully tested interoperable device activation solution requiring one set of integration tests for your devices to work anywhere in the world.
GSMA and its member operators wish to avoid global fragmentation; it is important the business model is not changed so eSIM RSP can now be achieved quickly and at scale. Place the GSMA eSIM Discovery address into the eUICCs you order and include instructions in user guides to clearly place the EID on your packaging or via *#06# (used/existing devices) so that users can point/share over the web.
For eUICC manufacturers please ensure our industry default address is in your software – so your eSIMS have the industry specified profile discovery method ready to deploy.
Device and eUICC manufacturers wishing to ensure connection of their devices to the Discovery Server are recommended to conduct interoperability testing, using the GSMA DS Customer Test Environment (CTE).