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New 5G SIM from Gemalto claims improved data privacy, enhanced security and seamless 5G global roaming

February 23, 2019 / ANASIA D'MELLO

Digital security specialist, Gemalto is claiming an industry-first for its 5G SIM. It is designed to meet operator requirements for the new generation of network deployments which will emerge in 2019.  Compliant with the latest ETSI 3GPP specifications and SIM alliance recommendations, the 5G SIM is defined by ETSI as the only solution capable of securing 5G network access. The Gemalto 5G SIM is not only said to offer improved data privacy and seamless 5G global roaming imposed by the latest standards but is also reportedly 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 subscriptions. 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.