Key Insights

Cellular connectivity can enrich a wide range of IoT use cases. The right choice of SIM hardware (form factor) and its Operating System’s (OS) functionality can ensure your device’s cellular capability is fitting. Identifying your device’s use case and the deployment environment will clarify its associated cellular and security needs over its entire life in service. This in turn ensures future proofing and avoids early obsolescence.

It’s a complex landscape and you may need to compromise. However reasoned choices will lead to the best possible level of simplicity, supportability, efficiency, flexibility and security needed for your cellular device operation and its in-life management.

Use this simple infographic to make the right choices.


  • Discrete plastic SIM or soldered or integrated ?
  • Benefits of eSIM hardware, MFF2 and WSCSP
  • Benefits of an iSIM
  • Is a remote provisionable SIM OS necessary ?
  • What to look for when partnering with a connectivity management provider
  • The industry standards and specifications you’ll need to adhere to