Thales Chosen to Manage C Spire eSIM Operations
- eSIM technology now allows consumers to store multiple operator profiles on a device simultaneously and manage them remotely.
- By 2025, 2.4 billion, or 33%, of the world’s smart phone connections will be through eSIM technology, according to the GSMA (Global System for Mobile Communications Association).
- C Spire delivers innovative nationwide wireless network services, business solutions and related services such as Internet, high-definition TV and Voice over Internet Protocol.
Thales was recently selected to provide its eSIM management solutions to C Spire. This selection follows a C Spire evaluation of the Thales service offering including locally available support and ability to future-proof eSIM technologies with agile adoption for new smart devices.
Smartphones and other personal devices that are capable of connecting to cellular networks through eSIM technology are becoming more widely available. The eSIM solutions Thales provides will empower C Spire customers to remotely activate and manage their device subscriptions with mobile centric services, including digital enrolment and support.
Thales demonstrated its ability to outperform the industry standard by delivering reliable, integrated eSIM services to C Spire in just three months. Working with C Spire as a partner Thales validated and ported over new and existing user profiles in this compressed timeframe.
Under the agreement, Thales will provide secure provisioning and download of eSIM credentials, connectivity to the C Spire network database for user verification, and mobile network subscription services for eSIM capable devices.
“In addition to eSIM solutions, 5G, eKYC (electronic Know Your Customer)and enrollment systems are critical enablers for telecommunications digital transformation, opening a host of new possibilities for adding value to the consumer offer,” said Rodrigo Ferreira, vice president for Sales, Mobile Connectivity Solutions, North America, Thales.
Thales continues to serve as an industry leader in eSIM technology providing network operators and device makers with innovative eSIM/SIM and remote connectivity management solutions. In addition, Thales developed a rapid digital onboarding journey to bring convenience for subscribers.
Deployment of our new eSIM subscription management platform further extends the successful relationship we have built with Thales. The enhanced service and support we are now enjoying is enabling C Spire to harness the full potential of exciting eSIM enabled devices such as the latest 5G smartphones. As a result, we are delivering an outstanding experience for customers and expanding our geographical horizons” said Marla P. Rogers, Ph.D., Distinguished MTS - Subscriber Management Architect for C Spire.