Â introduced iSIM Secure ConnectÂ toÂ help communication service providers (CSPs) and enterprisesÂ deliver new 5G mobile and IoT services, and more efficientlyÂ and securelyÂ manageÂ machine-to-machine (M2M)Â and consumerÂ deviceÂ subscriptions forÂ eSIM– and iSIM-enabled devices.
Embedded SIM (eSIM) and integrated SIM (iSIM)Â are technologies usedÂ for authenticating users and devices on mobile networks.Â As opposed to physical SIM cards,Â eSIMÂ and iSIMÂ can storeÂ and manage multipleÂ subscriptionÂ profilesÂ remotely.
iSIM Secure Connect, commercially available this quarter,Â builds on that technology byÂ flexibly managing device subscriptions linked to trustedÂ digital IDÂ for public and private e-services.
Further, with automated management of theÂ eSIMÂ and iSIM lifecycle,Â iSIM Secure Connect enablesÂ CSPs and enterprisesÂ to launch new services more quickly, improve customer satisfaction, and increase operational efficiencies.
By being vendor-agnostic and working in various network and cloud environments, iSIM Secure ConnectÂ supportsÂ current and futureÂ IoT business and operating models, use cases,Â and monetization strategies.
The market forÂ eSIMÂ and iSIM capable device shipments,Â includingÂ smartphones, smartwatches and cellular IoT devices,Â isÂ expected to top EUR 6 billion by 20251; fueled by growing demand for IoT services and the convenience and cost reductions that iSIM technology brings to CSPs, enterprises, and end-users.
Michele Mackenzie, Principal Analyst atÂ AnalysysÂ Mason, said:Â âService providers are already set to capitalize onÂ eSIMÂ 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.â
Hamdy Farid, Head of Business Applications, Cloud and Network Services, Nokia,said:Â âiSIM 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 ofÂ Nokiaâs 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.â