To help CSPs and enterprises launch new services and generate revenue streams efficiently, Nokia has introduced iSIM Secure Connect software to deliver 5G mobile and IoT services. Additionally, CSPs can manage machine-to-machine (M2M) and consumer device subscriptions for eSIM- and iSIM-enabled devices easily.
Embedded SIM (eSIM) and integrated SIM (iSIM) are technologies used for authenticating users and devices on mobile networks. iSIM Secure Connect, commercially available this quarter, builds on that technology by flexibly managing device subscriptions linked to trusted digital ID for public and private e-services. As opposed to physical SIM cards, eSIM and iSIM can store and manage multiple subscription profiles remotely.
The vendor-agnostic software can work in various network and cloud environments, supporting current and future IoT business and operating models, use cases, and monetization strategies.
The market for eSIM and iSIM capable device shipments, including smartphones, smartwatches and cellular IoT devices, is expected to top EUR 6 billion by 2051; fueled by growing demand for IoT services and the convenience and cost reductions that iSIM technology brings to CSPs, enterprises, and end-users.
Commenting on the launch, Hamdy Farid, head of business applications, Cloud and Network Services, Nokia, said, “iSIM unleashes a wide range of growth opportunities for CSPs and enterprises and enables new innovations that build proven value on top of this new technology. As part of Nokia’s Cloud and Network Services product portfolio, iSIM Secure Connect will help our customers both streamline the process of managing millions more device subscriptions and deliver more innovative services quickly and securely.”
Meanwhile, Michele Mackenzie, principal analyst at Analysys Mason, said, “Service providers are already set to capitalize on eSIM for new revenue streams, and iSIM will accelerate this even further. Underpinned by its extensive network know-how, Nokia can help operators take advantage of growth opportunities with iSIM Secure Connect.”