What is ESIM technology?
The ESIM (or e-SIM) technology is one in which the phone set contains an already embedded sim inside it. Here, there is no need for physical sim cards or sim swapping by the individual. ESIMs are an accessory of the Internet of Things networks that allows cell phones to change systems automatically without any physical swapping of sim cards.
Thus it is being speculated that Samsung’s support for ESIM technology will boost the shipment of these ESIM compatible mobiles up to 225 million by 2020 and to 500 million by 2025.
While many operators allow their customers to change their mobile packages if their data needs change, ESIM lays open a wide variety of rates from different sellers, thus allowing them free choice.
Samsung and ESIM
According to ABI research, the implementation of ESIM in the Galaxy S20 series of mobiles will be done only after analyzing the rate of success enjoyed by Apple, Motorola, and Google. Both the iPhone XR and XS launched by Apple in 2018 contain ESIM capabilities. The adoption of ESIM technology by Samsung is much awaited.
“2020 marks a decisive year and another milestone for the eSIM market. Having the largest smartphone (manufacturers) on board, sending more than 200 million devices a year is a significant step in the market. Industry experts will be closely monitored, Samsung and how it could start expanding eSIM support to other device ranges, including its Note and A-ranges.”
However, it must be kept in mind that in order to qualify as a mainstream technology, manufacture support should be matched with the operator’s commitment.
“[Manufacturers] want to provide flexibility to their consumer device users and create further brand stickiness by enabling a cellular-connected “family” of products and cross-device mirrored experiences, using eSIM as the enabling technology.
Alongside this is an understanding that subscription offerings are evolving (voice packages to data and soon toward device bundles), the latter of which will require Remote Subscription Management (RSM) to share a profile over multiple device types.”