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Embedded SIM (e-SIM) to usher next wave of connected devices

News:  "Apple and Samsung are in talks with major network providers to adopt electronic SIM cards for smartphones".

What is this e-Sim they are talking about?

e-SIM : Embedded SIM

The term "e-SIM" relates to a new standard being promoted by the GSMA - the association that represents network operators worldwide.The GSMA Embedded SIM has been proposed to
promote a common global SIM, enabling a the new era of mobile communications. The e-SIM has the same functionality of a normal,removable SIM, but in a different form factor.It resides as a chip, permanently soldered into your cell phones.The information on it will be rewritable by all operators. So, a user can decide to switch operator as and when he wishes so. A new SIM will not be required.The hassle of physical swapping over is also done away with.


  • Non-Removable SIM cards
  • Downloadable operator profiles
  • Simpler logistical processes:
  • Removes the need for stocking and and shipping of physical  SIM cards.
  • Operational flexibility with no compromise on security.
  • Lower cost for products

When will it be coming?

The e-SIM will require new hardware. So, we cannot expect to see them in mobile devices (Apple apparently have planned for next iPads) for at least a year. The technical specifications are being formalized.

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