Within the fast-developing IoT Market, more and more devices need to be connected to cellular networks. The eSIM is rapidly becoming the best way to do this and by 2025 there will be around five billion eSIM capable devices in service. They are enabling three market segments, consumer electronics, connected objects and automotive/industrial IoT.
IoT devices need to be connected as soon as they are powered up without the need for any human intervention. The current solution used by most IoT enterprises is to preload a mobile subscription onto the eSIM during device manufacture. However, this adds considerable inflexibility and complexity to manufacturing and the supply chain, due to the management of multiple eSIM Stock Keeping Units (SKUs). Consequently, some OEMs and service providers prefer to use a provisioning subscription on the eSIM, which enables a mobile subscription to be downloaded when the device has been deployed in the field. However, this leads to considerable connectivity charges until the final subscription is provisioned.
The latest answer to this conundrum brings simplicity and costs optimization with an ‘out of the box’ experience for eSIM enabled devices. As a result, OEMs and service providers in the IoT market segments will be able to manufacture and deploy eSIM devices more quickly and cost-effectively.
In this paper you will learn:
- The various standards for remote subscription provisioning
- Challenges for consumer and industrial device connectivity
- How to connect any device at boot up with reduced charges