The physical SIM ecosystem is evolving towards a virtual device-embedded SIM (called eSIM) that is reprogrammable and hence operator agnostic. Not only do eSIMs permit more energy efficient and smaller mobile phones they also permit a whole range of different form factors for connected devices.
Mobile operators need to be ready to react to a changing ecosystem, which is about to change dramatically with the advent of phone embedded-SIMs
eSIM is no longer a futuristic scenario. Operators and the GSMA are already working together with operating system and device manufacturers in a coordinated manner to introduce eSIM. Our latest report explores the changes occuring and how operators can stay ahead.