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Gemalto First in the World to Make 5G SIM Available

February 21, 2019 / IoT.Business.News

The new 5G SIM provides improved data privacy, enhanced protection against hacking and seamless 5G global roaming. Gemalto announces the industry-first 5G SIM in order to meet operator requirements for the new generation of network deployments which will emerge in 2019. Compliant with the latest ETSI 3GPP1 specifications and SIMalliance2 recommendations, the 5G SIM is defined by them as the only solution capable of securing 5G network access. The Gemalto 5G SIM brings not only improved data privacy and seamless 5G global roaming imposed by the latest standards but is also the first to add enhanced protection against hacking to anticipate future requirements. By 2024, 5G network coverage is expected to reach 40% of the global population, and will account for 1.5 billion subscriptions3. Leveraging the benefits of 5G, key use cases of the new SIM are set to include enhanced mobile broadband, massive IoT applications, and critical communication infrastructures.