Key Insights

  • 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.
  • eSIM is a GSMA specification that enables remote SIM provisioning (RSP) of any cellularly connected device. It provides a simple and secure method for downloading a profile (or several profiles) over-the-air from a mobile network operator (MNO).
  • Switching to remotely provisioned eSIMs brings new features aimed at improved scalability for Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
  • One of the biggest eSIM opportunities goes beyond network connectivity and lies in enabling extension of service offerings.
  • Streamlined, secure provisioning of eSIM-based devices brings many eSIM use cases where scalability drives faster and broader IoT adoption.