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An embedded sim (eSIM) based on the eUICC standards is a hardware-based sim card that acts like a regular sim card and is universally compatible with any mobile carrier or technology (2G, 3G, 4G, 5G, LTE, NB-IoT, etc.). Also, the eSIM can support multiple carrier profiles simultaneously.

The eSIM is available in several formats. First, as an embedded version: a programmable SIM card physically connected (soldered) to the motherboard, but also as a 3-in-1 plastic form factor. The embedded version does everything an external SIM card does, only you can’t physically remove it without breaking open the device and unsoldering the chip. At first, this may seem problematic. But eSIM technology makes it easier to switch providers. Switching profiles is accomplished via Over-the-Air (OTA) commands sent to the device versus physically changing the SIM card. Benefits include preventing Customer lock-in and streamlining logistical efficiencies.

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An embedded sim (eSIM) based on the eUICC standards is a hardware-based sim card that acts like a regular sim card and is universally compatible with any mobile carrier or technology (2G, 3G, 4G, 5G, LTE, NB-IoT, etc.). Also, the eSIM can support multiple carrier profiles simultaneously.

The eSIM is available in several formats. First, as an embedded version: a programmable SIM card physically connected (soldered) to the motherboard, but also as a 3-in-1 plastic form factor. The embedded version does everything an external SIM card does, only you can’t physically remove it without breaking open the device and unsoldering the chip. At first, this may seem problematic. But eSIM technology makes it easier to switch providers. Switching profiles is accomplished via Over-the-Air (OTA) commands sent to the device versus physically changing the SIM card. Benefits include preventing Customer lock-in and streamlining logistical efficiencies.

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Other advantages of the eUICC eSIM

  • You can temporarily switch to a different network.
    Multiple virtual SIM cards can be stored simultaneously on one eSIM. This means that you can quickly switch between different networks if you are in an area with no signal on your usual network. It also makes it easier to switch to a local network when traveling, without having to physically insert a local SIM card.
  • You do not need to perform a physical sim swap.
    This avoids the need to incur high costs for installed devices, making logistics management and global expansion more streamlined.
  • Takes up less space in the device.
    This allows for additional space to be used for other components within the device.
  • Maximize return on IoT investment.By reducing costs and improving operational and logistical efficiencies, organizations can minimize the total cost of connected devices and maximize the return on IoT investments.
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Consumer eSIM vs. IoT eSIM

Many people know the consumer sim card from their cell phones. Again, a movement from regular sim to eSIM is underway. However, consumer eSIMs and IoT eSIMs are quite different. In the consumer model, the end user chooses and initiates a request for the desired carrier profile, which ensures that the carrier profile is placed on the device. IoT devices are managed differently. It is essential that enterprises have a way to remotely manage and assign the desired carrier profile.

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New mobile technologies

eSIM also opens new avenues for different applications of mobile technology. Take the car as an example. It may sound futuristic, but currently there are already millions of connected cars through eSIM. The connected cars rely on networks to provide a variety of services to the driver, including navigation, entertainment and roadside assistance. With critical real-time services such as navigation and roadside assistance, there is great value in automatically choosing the best available network connection.

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