What is an eSIM?
eSIMs are a type of SIM card that are built into a device’s circuitry as it’s manufactured. They’re also known as embedded universal integrated circuit cards (EUICC).
You can tell it’s an eSIM if:
And you can manually change its operator profiles
Choose eSIMs for…
At half the size of a Nano SIM, eSIMs save space and demand less power. They also cut production costs by eliminating steps in the supply chain; no need to add SIM slots or worry about acquiring SIMs if they’re in-built.
Rapid global device rollouts
Got a large-scale international deployment in the works? Order your devices equipped with eSIMs and you’ll be able to remotely add network profiles to each batch, based on where they’re being deployed. You’ll save loads on roaming costs.explore our unsteered Multi-network SIMS
(Bear in mind—there are cases where you’d be better off using Multi-network SIMs. Ask us if you’re not sure.)
Future-proofing your solution
eSIMs are the future. As the next generation of mobile connectivity enablers, they’re inevitable—so if you’re building a solution to last upwards of five years, investing in eSIMs now means you won’t need to budget for new hardware or stress about changing your equipment down the line.
Common IoT solutions that use eSIMs:
With no physical SIM to swap in and out, eSIM equipped vehicles can move freely between countries, owners, and mobile based services with ease.
When it comes to the supply chain, visibility is king. Because eSIMs are soldered directly onto devices, they can’t be removed or tampered with—and with OTA provisioning and low power requirements, assets can safely move globally with complete visibility for long periods of time.
SIM slots take up a hefty chunk of space, and SIMs don’t like to bend. eSIMs give manufacturers flexibility to design smaller, unconventional products like mHealth wearables and smart watches. They also use less power than regular SIMs; a precious resource for small wearables.
On wide open spaces like farms, devices can be miles apart. Having power-efficient eSIMs in your agtech means less time spent travelling the fields to replace batteries, and no need to swap out SIMs if you’re switching operators. Nor will you need to worry about SIM tampering and connectivity theft.
It’s a struggle for smart meter providers to visit sites when equipping their energy and water saving solutions with connectivity. Manufacturers can install eSIMs from the get-go so that devices can be connected remotely. Not to mention, they’re very rugged when embedded right; no SIM slot means no chance for the eSIM to be damaged while deployed.
Alternatively: if eSIMs aren’t the right fit
Then you can get straight to deployment with our unsteered Multi-network SIMs. They’ll keep your solution connected to the best available network, no matter where you choose to deploy.FIND OUT MORE
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