Sierra Wireless has introduced an eUICC (Embedded Universal Integrated Circuit Card) solution for its global Smart SIM and connectivity service. It is one of the first to market that conforms to the latest GSMA specification, ensuring global interoperability across hardware vendors, SIM vendors and operators.
Also commonly referred to as eSIM, eUICC allows users to remotely provision and change service providers over the air (OTA) without physically accessing the SIM card. This provides a global, operator-independent connectivity solution, which is critical for tomorrow’s IoT use cases because it enables flexibility to control subscription cost, coverage and service level for the entire lifecycle of the device, new service-based IoT business models, and remote provisioning to access the best subscription options for a given region.
“eUICC represents the most radical change in over two decades of cellular connectivity, because it allows customers to select and change service provider profiles based on the criteria or business rules of their choosing,” said Andrew Brown, Executive Director, Enterprise and IoT Research, Strategy Analytics.
“This allows businesses to think globally and expand their offerings from products to connected services.”
The Sierra Wireless AirVantage® IoT Platform, Smart SIM and Connectivity Service provide all of the IoT infrastructure needed to create, deploy and manage IoT solutions.