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How can embedded SIM technology help you boost IoT connectivity?

December 18, 2019 / JOHN FORNEHED

Based on Ericsson’s latest Mobility Report, the number of Internet of Things (IoT) connections will reach nearly 25 billion by 2025. As the number of connected devices increases, industries and enterprises place more and more demands on cellular technology for connectivity. A potential catalyst to digitally manage the cellular connectivity lifecycle is embedded SIM (eSIM) technology. Although we have started to see some traction with eSIM, there are still some challenges. eSIM is described as an embedded universal integrated circuit card (eUICC) defined by GSMA, the global association responsible for setting the overall telecommunication framework with approximately 800 mobile operators. Compared to legacy plastic SIM cards that are removable, the eUICC can be soldered directly into the device. With the evolution of the eSIM/eUICC, it has been physically improved to be able to fit extreme environments (temperature, humidity, vibration, water-resistant, and so on), and across the long life cycle of IoT devices.