The GSMA’s Embedded SIM Specification provides a single, de-facto standard mechanism allowing the “over the air” provisioning of an initial operator subscription, and the subsequent change of subscription from one operator to another. This standard will accelerate the M2M (Machine to Machine) market penetration and increase opportunities for operators, M2M customers and subscribers around the globe by reducing cost, improve flexibility and efficiency as it drives the economies of scale.
SUNTIS offers the implementation of the latest standard defined by the GSMA association, covering M2M (Machine to Machine) and subscription management.
Embedded SIM offers advantages to all parties involved.
Operators gain new business opportunities from a world of intelligently connected services and devices, reduce the logistical costs associated with handling traditional SIM cards and retain existing SIM security levels, all with minimum impact to their current network infrastructure, and minimum cost of integration and testing.
SIM Manufacturers add flexibility to their current products and open up new markets by providing the infrastructure and services that remotely provision SIMs. Adherence to a common industry standard ensures all returns on R&D investments are maximized.
Business Subscribers, whose product life cycles are often lengthy, enjoy the reassurance of knowing there is a common global architecture with no compromise on existing SIM capabilities. Inevitably they benefit from enhanced flexibility regarding their manufacturing, global constraints versus local connectivity contracts.
Private Subscribers have the possibility to change their subscription and the provider, without having to change the SIM card in their mobile phone. They can enjoy a seamless experience on numerous devices, knowing they are securely and intelligently connected to a variety of mobile networks.
The SIM that can be provisioned remotely is the vital enabler for the future growth of the M2M (Machine to Machine) and the IoT (Internet of Things) market.