With the introduction of eSIM technology, more and more businesses are choosing this latest technology over physical SIM cards. Unlike legacy SIM cards that are embedded into the mobile device, embedded SIM saves space and the hassle of inserting and removing it out of the device.
Many of the technological giants like Apple, Google, and Samsung have come up with eSIM technology for the use in their flagship offerings such as the iPhone X, Google Pixel 2, and the Samsung Gear S2 and S3 smartwatches respectively. In this article, we will learn some important why eSIMs are beneficial for a business.
What is an eSIM?
A SIM card is hardware that contains data that validates a person with his mobile carrier. This helps form a connection to a network and get a mobile connection. With embedded SIM technology or eSIM a broad range of connected devices can connect to a mobile network without the requirement for a SIM card.
eSIM is a global spec build by the GSMA that is a telecommunication trade body. According to this specification, a Programmable wireless SIM card chip is fixed into a device.
The main benefit of this technology is that it allows users to modify their operators remotely, from their mobile, without any need to get a new SIM card. So, embedded SIM technology helps users store several profiles on one device and switch between them conveniently. This makes it most suited for business and travel.
Celitech is an award-winning company that offers a programmable eSIM for apps to online businesses to create greater customer engagement. This also helps in providing new mobile experiences and value-added services, to its customers.
Other benefits of eSIM for a business
Here are a few more reasons why a business needs to use eSIM:
Flexibility of operation
eSIM technology can help users swap between network service providers remotely on a real-time basis. Also, with mobile data API, you can store several profiles on one single device and switch between them easily.
Offers Better Scalability
Embedded SIM technology enables businesses to connect to their mobile devices to a mobile network remotely. This technology also enables you to scale your IoT business to any other country, thereby saving on needless physical swapping and roaming costs.
eSIM technology eliminates the requirement for physical storage in the mobile device. It doesn’t require putting the SIM in the SIM card tray. In this way, a business can reduce manufacturing costs and provide end-users with a better-quality product.
This is mostly beneficial for cellular IoT medical devices and IoT wearables, where weight plays a significant role in the allure practicability of the product.
Looking at benefits offered by eSIM technology, there is no doubt that this technology is going to remarkably benefit the cellular IoT industry in the coming years. It provides more value to both the manufacturers as well as end-users. Due to these reasons, it is a wise decision for businesses to prefer eSIM over the standard SIM cards.