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 market deployments covering devices to digitalisation of the user journey. A panel session focused on three challenges that need to be addressed deploying eSIM in IoT: Security, Scalability and Connectivity.

Other topics included:

  • eSIM benefits for the consumer
  • What will the end user experience be?
  • Disruption potential of eSIM
  • What possibilities does eSIM unlock for customers?

The presentations are available at the links below:

Welcome and Introduction

After a welcome from Jean-Christophe Tisseuil, Pablo Iacopino from GSMA Intelligence introduced a new report on eSIM growth and developments globally and in China.  It includes forecasts of which device types will lead the growth of eSIM, and gives a comparison of China’s eSIM adoption compared to global adoption. The full report is available here:

eSIM in China: the road ahead

eSIM is here! Learn the latest and what’s next?

Google reviewed their eSIM journey so far, opportunities and challenges of the new ecosystem and their impact on the eSIM market

Digitalisation of the Customer Journey

Gemalto addressed various markets that are targeted, end user experience and subscription management.

Accelerating the pervasiveness of device connectivity with eSIM

eSIM connectivity and the power of eSIM to extend cellular connectivity to more devices is addressed by Microsoft and Idemia

The challenges deploying IOT, sponsored by ARM

ARM focused on Cellular, platform security architecture and growth in the IoT market