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How remote SIM provisioning expands your IoT opportunities

Industries that employ Remote SIM provisioning (RSP) and eSIM or iSIM technologies count on scalable, secure connectivity to reduce costs and streamline operational efficiencies. The result: a constant push for a competitive edge in IoT, one that advances innovation across agriculture, automotive, home security, and smart energy industries, to name just a few.

Whilst RSP, eSIM and iSIM breaks down barriers, the increased opportunities present new challenges and questions:

  • Can RSPs ability to streamline deployment keep up with the enterprise, Mobile Network Operator (MNO), and IoT services operators need to activate millions of devices quickly and securely?
  • Can the deployments keep pace with the GSMA compliance specifications and certification processes?
  • Will an M2M RSP compromise the effectiveness of an existing subscriber management solutions and existing customer service tools?

From RSP evolution to IoT revolution

RSP remote management function changed everything. The tedious act of physically swapping SIM cards became a thing of the past. The ability to manage profiles remotely with operator and subscriber data on devices led to new GSMA specifications, and ultimately a “push” model that provisioned and managed profiles — with security built in at every step. As an M2M solution, RSP allows connection to one server only. As a consumer solution, RSP allows connection of any eUICC and SM-DP+ as long as they share the same root PKI certificate.

With each RSP and eSIM technology breakthrough, the ecosystem finds an industry-specific use that pushes innovation one step further. Just a few examples happening today:

Agriculture firms can deploy one kind of eSIM-enabled crop and weather sensors across state or international borders but still use a network provider that can offer the best service in each location.

Automotive companies can cut back on outsourcing and handle eSIMs directly in vehicles while improving the user experience for their customers.

Shipping and logistics companies can know the exact location of goods in real time because connectivity is assured. 

Smart Metering and Utility Providers can scale deployments to entire countries and offer real-time billing with minimal management resource.


The secret to RSP success: Security

As IoT possibilities continue to unfold, so do the complexities. RSP solutions aren’t standalone; they do have to work with existing solutions. New cellular connectivity specifications supported by device chipsets and custom design appear constantly. But with built-in security, RSP solutions offer more flexibility and greater simplicity. Built-in security means built-in trust. That’s one less integration to worry about, and one more benefit to expect, so RSP and iSim/eSIM can meet more IoT challenges.

The facilitation of IoT deployments, reduction of time-consuming processes, and simplification of device management across geographic regions lead to easier integrations overall — including crucial integrations with existing subscriber management solutions and customer service tools.

Discover RSP benefits through Kigen solutions

Kigen’s eSIM and iSIM solutions simplify the management of secure device identity through embedded SIMs (eSIMs) and integrated SIMs (iSIMs). This includes ensuring successful integrations that are GSMA-compliant. Kigen solutions address the cost, implementation, and deployment barriers to connecting IoT devices, and help power IoT innovation.