Leveraging eSIM remote management to address massive IoT deployments
By 2025, an estimated 3.4 billion devices will feature an embedded SIM (eSIM- source Juniper Research).
Within this fast-growing market, eSIM-dedicated solutions are ideally suited to the connectivity demand of the Internet of Things (IoT).
This white paper depicts the rapid development of the eSIM ecosystem and its current market segments and how Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and global Connectivity Service Providers (CSPs) can take advantage of the consumer and IoT growth opportunities.
The document also details how Thales Adaptive Connect (TAC) offers a unique opportunity to support these untapped market solutions and deliver the flexibility that massive IoT device deployment needs. Indeed, the TAC solution, eSIM-based, implements the new GSMA eSIM standards SGP.31 and SGP.32 designed for massive IoT.
Here is a summary of the report.
A business opportunity to address Massive IoT
Across the consumer and industrial IoT markets, eSIM (embedded SIM) technology is increasing.
The eSIM can offer stakeholders compelling benefits, including seamless remote connectivity and super-efficient subscriptionmanagement over the entire product lifecycle.
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These are highly valuable attributes for the fast-growing sector of cellular IoT deployments, especiallymassive IoT, such as smart meters.
With the introduction of Thales Adaptive Connect, global CSPs and mobile operators can offer global, resilient and cost-effective connectivity to IoT service providers without impacting device manufacturing and logistics operations.
Three distinct markets: Consumer, M2M and massive IoT
The GSMA, supported by industry leaders including Thales, is also addressing massive IoT, the fast-growing segment of vast fleets of devices.
Needless to say, the IoT service providers and IoT connectivity providers urgently need a more adapted path to managing connectivity for massive IoT deployments.
An untapped market for IoT connectivity providers
Thales has now implemented a unique new solution to deliver on the promise of flexible eSIM connectivity for the IoT.
Relying on the GSMA consumer specifications and using the machine-to-machine concept, Thales Adaptive Connect (TAC) enables remote connectivity management of an entire fleet of IoT devices.
TAC is explicitly designed to deliver the flexibility required by the rapidly expanding population of massive IoT device deployments.
In doing so, it extends new commercial opportunities to global IoT connectivity providers of all sizes.
Combining M2M and consumer concepts
Bringing together critical elements of the GSMA's Consumer and M2M concepts, TAC enables connectivity providers to differentiate with a global resilient and immediate IoT connectivity offer.
Thales collaborated closely with the GSMA to develop its Consumer and M2M standards. Thales worked with the GSMA to help bring together key elements of these two frameworks to meet the distinct requirements of massive IoT. Indeed, Thales is leading the way towards the new eSIM GSMA SGP.31 and SGP.32 standards, ensuring full support for the scalability demanded by massive IoT. As a result, customers benefit from a field-proven solution that will evolve in line with the GSMA standards, fully adapted to the massive IoT segment.
Thales brings flexibility to the consumer eSIM technology so that IoT service providers get a simple way to connect their devices.
How do we do that?
We leverage the existing eSIM infrastructure for consumer devices (SIM cards for IoT) while keeping the M2M capability of remotely managing unattended devices.
Seamless integration and operation are facilitated for mobile operators and their clients.
With the arrival of TAC, many more enterprises in the industrial IoT sector will finally be able to embrace cellular IoT.
The result? This will further strengthen an ecosystem that will soon reach billions of connected devices.
Thales Adaptive Connect: 4 benefits
Cost-effectiveness: avoid roaming charges and get the best local IoT connectivity when the device is powered up
Service continuity: resilient connectivity is always available for IoT devices throughout their lifecycles.
Streamlined logistics: a single eSIM SKU meets the requirements of all international markets
Simplified manufacturing: There is no need to preload any IoT connectivity at the manufacturing stage.
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How to harness the power of consumer eSIM to unlock massive IoT
Embedded SIM (eSIM) provides an efficient means for IoT organisations to achieve resilient global connectivity while streamlining device manufacturing and simplifying deployments.
Much of the focus has been on utilising eSIMs for M2M use cases but by harnessing consumer eSIM functionality, flexibility and enhanced connectivity management capabilities are enabled, especially for massive IoT deployments.
This approach, which has been formalised in Thales Adaptive Connect solution, accelerates time-to-market, saves cost, and strengthens security.
George Malim, the managing editor of IoT Now chats to Stephane Quetglas, the director of marketing for embedded products at Thales to find out more – 30th May 2022
Thales announces a new partnership with Globalgig, the Global Connectivity Service Provider, for the world’s first deployment of Thales Adaptive Connect, an innovative solution that supports the smart connection of massive fleets of IoT devices. Based on eSIM (embedded ...
Leveraging eSIM to address massive IoT deployments
For the consumer market eSIM has already achieved fast adoption and is gaining strong momentum in IoT segments such as automotive
However, for the emerging massive IoT sector, characterized by its multitude of low power devices, significant opportunities exist for eIM.
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