Google’s new Pixel model smartphone which supports an embedded sim (e-SIM) is a pioneer step towards linking the mobile networks all around the world. As people lookout for increased connectivity and greater access to advanced network services, the introduction of e-SIM enabled smartphones is a decisive invention which could magnify into greater use.
Genesis of e-SIM Smartphones
An e-Sim is essentially a software enabled sim that substitutes physical sim cards from mobile phones or other devices such as wearables and internet of things (IoT) devices. Its small size coupled with the ability to catch over-the-air updates gives the e-SIM an edge over the traditional sim cards. Moreover, the option to navigate across various networks while traveling to different geographical locations gives greater thrust to it. This could be the most persuasive feature for the people wanting to buy e-SIMs. Experts also believe that there will be an increase in security with the introduction of e-SIMs in the communication landscape.
Multiple Growth Prospects in Future
The market for personal devices is expected to flourish with the advent of e-SIMs. The distributors, cloud-service providers, device manufacturers, and chipset providers are expected to witness consolidated economic growth. The increased connectivity across regions would accentuate businesses within and outside of the telecommunications industry. Panasonic is already exploiting the market gap for e-SIMs and is currently hosting 60 integrated networks across 180 countries.
There may be apprehensions amongst the device manufacturers, SIM providers, and CSPs but growth of e-SIMs seems inevitable. There is an escalating demand for greater connectivity amongst people and e-SIM could be the supply mechanism for this demand.