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Nokia iSIM offering helps CSPs deliver IoT services
- July 7, 2021
- Steve Rogerson
Nokia has introduced iSIM Secure Connect to help communication service providers (CSPs) and enterprises deliver 5G mobile and IoT services, and more efficiently and securely manage M2M and consumer device subscriptions for eSIM- and iSIM-enabled devices.
Embedded SIM (eSIM) and integrated SIM (iSIM) are technologies used for authenticating users and devices on mobile networks. As opposed to physical SIM cards, eSIM and iSIM can store and manage multiple subscription profiles remotely.
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.
Further, with automated management of the eSIM and iSIM lifecycle, iSIM Secure Connect enables CSPs and enterprises to launch services more quickly, improve customer satisfaction and increase operational efficiencies.
By being vendor-agnostic and working in various network and cloud environments, iSIM Secure Connect supports current and future IoT business and operating models, use cases and monetisation strategies.
The market for eSIM and iSIM capable device shipments, including smartphones, smartwatches and cellular IoT devices, is expected to top €6bn by 2025, fuelled by growing demand for IoT services and the convenience and cost reductions that iSIM technology brings to CSPs, enterprises and end-users.
“Service providers are already set to capitalise on eSIM for new revenue streams, and iSIM will accelerate this even further,” said Michele Mackenzie, principal analyst at Analysys Mason. “Underpinned by its extensive network know-how, Nokia can help operators take advantage of growth opportunities with iSIM Secure Connect.”
Hamdy Farid, head of business applications, cloud and network services for Nokia, added: “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.”