Thales’ secure technology at the heart of Motorola’s new ‘eSIM-only’ smartphone
- New iconic motorola razr handset with folding screen will rely on Thales embedded SIM for secure mobile connectivity.
- Thales’ GSMA-compliant eSIM solution ensures interoperability for razr across all mobile networks deploying an eSIM infrastructure.
- By 2025, shipments of smartphones incorporating an eSIM are expected to reach 589 million units .
Thales is supplying Thales embedded SIM (eSIM) for the brand new motorola razr, the world’s first foldable smartphone to rely exclusively on this highly compact solution for secure mobile connectivity. Optimizing space, the eSIM is enabling a new generation of connected consumer devices such as smartphones, wearables (like smartwatches), or PCs.
Embedded and soldered into the device during manufacturing, the eSIM does more than save valuable space for designers as they strive to create compelling new ultra-flat products. The embedded SIM enables users to remotely provision and update their mobile network subscriptions that are securely stored in the eSIM. Subscribers no longer need to physically insert SIM cards as they benefit from a fully digitized journey.
Thales embedded SIM for Motorola is compliant with the GSMA’s specifications for remote SIM provisioning. This universal approach will allow manufacturers to offer new product classes for global deployment based on this common embedded SIM architecture. To support this ecosystem, more than 200 mobile operators in almost 90 countries across all continents have launched or plan to launch eSIM consumer services .
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 Counterpoint Research – July 2019
 Thales – November 2019