Next week our global connectivity team will be at MVNOs World Congress in Amsterdam which describes itself as “the biggest gathering of the global MVNOs community” and “a front runner in delivering critical insights and enabling powerful connections across the global MVNOs industry”.
Day one of the conference is entirely focused on IoT connectivity with multiple sessions discussing the role of B2B eSIMs. This is a sector that Telecom26 is firmly focused on with multiple customers from across various verticals including GlobalMatix, a rising star in telematics, which chose Telecom26’s eSIMs to provide mobile connectivity for its in-car fleet management systems – and used by global car rental firms including Enterprise, Alamo and National. You can download our case study about their deployment of our eSIMs here.
Demand for Telecom26’s eSIMs
As both a non-terrestrial MVNO and an independent, global mobile operator, Telecom26 offers a variety of services - including eSIM packages - that enrich and support other MVNOs.
The team of global connectivity experts at Telecom26 expect future demand for our eSIM service to come from a variety of sectors:
- M2M - In this paper we’ve looked at “The eSIM transition for M2M - How can you benefit and how do you get there?” and discussed how any organisation that delivers sensors or equipment that requires connectivity to wireless cellular networks must now consider integrating eSIMs into their devices.
With eSIM, the functional capabilities for network connectivity are natively included in the device. There is no need to manage the delivery of SIMs to any facilities, or to handle the insertion of these into the devices prior to activation.
- Organisations with employees who frequently travel overseas. Designed exclusively for Enterprise business travellers, Telecom26’s Talk, Text and Travel service provides users with Business Class connectivity in more than 200 countries, with 1100+ roaming partners worldwide. And, unlike other global connectivity providers, we offer dedicated support to ensure our customers have a trouble-free experience –and peace of mind.
One of the many advantages of using our Talk, Text & Travel service, is that people don’t have to replace their existing subscriptions. They can use the service they already subscribe to in their home country – and with a few quick taps move to Telecom26 when they are abroad.
Our Business Travel eSIMs are quick and easy to install on any device via the settings tool and using a QR code to download the software.
Please click here to learn more about how Talk, Text & Travel can reduce your mobile bill – and provide a better service for when you’re abroad.
- eHealth – we are starting to see physical SIMs be replaced by eSIMs in a variety of IoT networks used by digital health programmes such as SystemOne, Telecom26’s customer across Africa.
- Shipping, freight and logistics sectors including cargo companies which will use eSIMs to track vehicle movements and maintenance as well as the condition of goods.
- The consumer market - where there are also lucrative eSIM opportunities for MNOs - and also attractive propositions for frequent travellers - which revolve around mobile roaming activities. Using eSIM data plans, subscribers will only have to buy a data plan to cover the country they are travelling to using a pay-as-you-go model with no upfront subscriptions.
Telecom26, service providers and eSIMs
If you are an MVNO or service provider, Telecom26 has a range of eSIM enablement solutions that will boost your service portfolio with a range of flexible eSIM enablement packages. Our services enable Service Providers to add new connectivity packages and delivery models to their portfolio, allowing them to enhance their proposition and to launch new offers to serve niche markets.
We can get service providers to market fast, reduce launch and onboarding costs, while helping add competitive solutions to their portfolio.
You can read more about our solutions for Service Providers and how you can partner with Telecom26 to launch new offers here and here.
Analysts view on the market for eSIMs
In this previous blog, eSIMs - The market opportunity and using Telecom26’s eSIMs on our global roaming service, we looked at the market projections for eSIMs:
According to the GSMA Intelligence report “eSIM: State of the consumer market and the road ahead by 2025”, 2.4 billion smartphone connections will use eSIMs globally.
Juniper Research’s figures are even more positive with the company estimating that the number of eSIMs installed in connected devices will rise from 1.2bn in 2021, to 3.4bn in 2025, a 180% increase.
Market analysts, Coherent Market Insights, write that “the global eSIM market was valued at US$ 8.3bn in 2019 and is expected to surpass US$19.3bn by 2027.
Meanwhile shipments of physical SIM cards are falling… ABI Research predicts that physical SIM shipments will fall to 3.93 billion in 2022 from 5.8 billion in 2020. However, almost 4 billion is still a huge number – and one that requires considerable effort, as well as incurring costs for every stakeholder in the ecosystem.
Telecom26 - providing a complete range of eSIM solutions
As a global mobile connectivity service provider, Telecom26 is strongly committed to driving the transition to eSIM. It will lower operational costs, reduce friction, and enhance choice for M2M, consumer and business customers. As a result, we offer a complete range of solutions, enabling the remote provisioning of eSIM-capable devices from our GSMA-certified and compliant platforms.
This includes the full range – eUICC (the ‘e’ version of the Universal Integrated Chip Card that’s at the heart of the eSIM solution), as well as bootstrap and operational profiles, and the profile enabling and management infrastructure in the form of SMDP and SMSR capabilities. The result is an easy, fast means of provisioning eSIMs, in any compatible device, backed by complete subscription management for our customers.
All of our current and future capabilities and features are seamlessly supported through our eSIM solution – and they will work on all of our partner networks – the number of which continues to grow as we invest in our global footprint. In addition, customised solutions for specific use cases can also be offered, in consultation with our team.
We cover 5G (where available), 4G, 3G and 2G – all generations of technology to ensure smooth connectivity and to present the widest range of options. With eSIM, the process of device activation is eased, enabling fully remote configuration and operations to support flexible growth for any M2M and IoT use case.
Get in Touch
If you’re planning to attend MVNOs World Congress in Amsterdam next week, book a meeting with our Director of Technology and Architecture, Joseph Rouphael, who will be available to talk with customers and partners about eSIM technology, data plans, and MVNO connectivity including IMSI leasing.
Our global connectivity and eSIM team will also be at:
CommunicAsia 2023 – 7-9th June in Singapore
Swiss MedTech day, 13 June in Switzerland
If you are going to any of these shows and would like to meet up, please book a meeting.