Etisalat has announced its partnership with Idemia to provide remote SIM provisioning that will allow consumers to store multiple user profiles on a device simultaneously and switch between them remotely.
eSIM is a global specification by GSMA enabling this provisioning for any mobile device. Embedded SIM (eSIM) is getting popular with the increasing usage and popularity of technologies like IoT and M2M on devices compared to the traditional SIM card.
According to both firms, eSIM technologies will gain popularity in the coming period mainly for the automobile sector that come with embedded technology and solutions.
Esmaeel Alhammadi, senior vice president, Network Development, Etisalat, said, “Today’s partnership is significant as there are billions of devices expected to be connected on IoT and M2M technologies and the need for compatible applications and devices have increased over a period of time. It is essential to work with solutions that will provide consumers this flexibility in the usage of our services. Etisalat is continuously striving to keep in line with the technology evolution and the changing dynamic requirements that will help engage and improve customer experience.”
Idemia is a company that specialised in augmented reality acquired Otono Networks recently and now can offer partners eSIM orchestration technology.
Under the partnership, the both companies can now offer eSIM lifecycle management solution to simplify the adoption of eSIM for both mobile operators (MNOs) and device manufacturers (OEMs).