But what lies at the heart of this revolution The SIM card and the evolution of its form factor.
Handset manufacturers are increasingly adopting standardized MicroSIMs (the third form factor), which means that more operators are also embracing MicroSIM.
However, the latest iteration to hit the market (the NanoSIM, or 4FF) creates a whole new challenge. As handset manufacturers start to move towards NanoSIMs, the question is how mobile operators will keep up.
Adaptors and combi cards have been designed to address multiple form factors, but this leads to complex and costly challenges of their own (logistics, inventory, and order management issues).
There is clearly a need for a solution to bridge the form factor decision, which is why Thales has just announced SIMTrio, an innovative product that simplifies SIM management.
With SIMTrio, mobile operators don’t need to choose one form factor over another, and they don’t have to deal with costly and complex headaches. Instead, they can offer all three SIM options to their customer base. With three plugs to address all 2FF, 3FF, and 4FF devices and two thicknesses to ensure full ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) compliance, SIMTrio is the solution to form factor challenges.