This guide will teach you everything about iSIM, including its evolution, five benefits for connected devices, and popular use cases.
The dawn of the next generation of SIM technology is upon us, and all eyes are turning toward the revolutionary iSIM. It comes as no surprise, given the remarkable potential that iSIM brings to the table. Offering substantial space savings, bolstered tamper-resistant security, and unparalleled compatibility with an extensive array of radio access types, the iSIM is poised to redefine the landscape.
The journey to iSIM began in the early 2010s with the introduction of embedded SIM (eSIM) technology. This innovation sought to tackle the challenges of space constraints, cost-effectiveness, security enhancement, and streamlined management associated with traditional removable SIM cards. However, the natural evolution of this technology has now given rise to the integrated SIM (iSIM) – a monumental leap that obviates the necessity for a discrete SIM card or chip. Instead, iSIM seamlessly incorporates SIM functionalities into a System-on-Chip (SoC), epitomizing the convergence of efficiency and advancement.
iSIM offers space efficiency, enhanced security, and wide compatibility with different radio access types. It builds upon eSIM technology, providing seamless and secure connectivity with high reliability.
With its small size, efficient power usage, and excellent performance, iSIMs allow you to use cellular connectivity for primary and backup connections without requiring additional hardware.
This IoT guide to iSIM will teach you all you need to know about integrated SIM technology, including:
- The evolution of SIMs
- Five benefits of iSIM for connected devices
- Popular use cases and industries for iSIM
- Three challenges to iSIM development and adoption
Plus! – a spotlight on Eseye‘s universal iSIM solution, developed in partnership with Sequans Communications, that adds an extra layer of insight into the tangible manifestations of this cutting-edge innovation.
The iSIM revolution is here, and with this guide in hand, you’re primed to be at the vanguard of this transformative tide.