Activating eSIMs for Global IoT Connectivity

What You Need to Know about eSIMs 

Embedded SIM (eSIM) technology is enabled by the embedded Universal Integrated Circuit Card (eUICC) GSMA standard. Unlike physical SIM cards, eSIMs are embedded into devices. They offer tamper-resistance and over-the-air (OTA) updates.  

eUICC enables a SIM to hold multiple profiles from various mobile network operators (MNOs). It allows remote SIM provisioning and enables cellular connectivity providers to send their profiles remotely.  

This standard can also overcome roaming restrictions via a native profile that supports local technology that may be unavailable through roaming agreements. With eUICC, one SIM can have global coverage. 

2 Approaches to Remote Subscription Management  

In this webinar, we will explore the GSMA specifications for two existing approaches to remote subscription management: 

We will delve into the differences between these standards to provide valuable insights into choosing the right approach for your deployment. It’s critical to understand their architectures and implications for IoT device connectivity. 

There is a third approach under development: the IoT device approach, SGP.32. This approach is designed specifically for IoT devices that require battery optimization. However, we will focus on the existing standards for practical application. 

Key Takeaways 

Join us to explore eSIM connectivity activation. We will demystify the eSIM landscape and delve into its technologies. We will dive into real-world challenges of IoT deployments, such as: 

  • Managing different SKUs globally 
  • Handling production and logistic costs 
  • Ensuring business continuity in unreliable network conditions 

You’ll discover GSMA’s various approaches to the eSIM standard for consumer architecture, and we’ll introduce our IoT connectivity activation offering. 

You will learn: 

  • An overview of how eSIMs work and their use cases and benefits 
  • The two major pain points eSIMs address (i.e., SKU management at manufacturing and initial field provisioning at deployment) 
  • How the Telit Cinterion IoT suite enables deployments with global connectivity