With each new shift in technology comes new opportunities. The latest shift? Hyperconnectivity. From simple mobility solutions to Massive IoT, cellular technology is accelerating and adapting rapidly.
The Cellular IoT market is expected to grow from 3.9 billion in 2021 to 15.4 billion by 2027.
Standard plastic SIM cards have proven to be too expensive to provide connectivity for large-scale IoT deployments, especially globally. A more scalable solution, like eSIM technology, is needed.
What Is an eSIM
An eSIM, also known as eUICC, is an electronic SIM card that can be embedded into your mobile device or IoT device. They can also be written onto a traditional or removable SIM card. Many of the latest smartphones come with dual-SIM capabilities, meaning the slot for a traditional SIM card remains with the added ability to have a second, electronic, SIM card.
If you’ve ever had to switch carriers or SIM cards, then you know know what a hassle it can be. First, you have to reach out to customer service, and then, when you finally get in contact with your provider, you have to request a new SIM card to be sent over to you which can take time. Now imagine going through the same process for all your connected IoT devices. With physical SIM cards, you will need to contact your provider and wait for a new batch of SIM cards to be delivered which is both expensive and time-consuming.
Alternatively, with an eSIM, your provider can simply send you your new SIM card via e-mail or text. You’ll receive a QR code that can be easily scanned and set up.
eSIM for IoT Devices
So, what benefits does eSIM technology offer for your IoT devices?
An eSIM card can be rewritten, making it future-proof. For example, if you’re operating in a country that has strict regulations like China or Brazil, you will need technology that can be easily updated to meet any future regulatory actions. With eSIM technology, you can simply update the SIM remotely, without having to do a full upheaval of your current batch of SIM cards.
The over-the-air (OTA) capabilities of eSIMs also allow for remote testing, provisioning, and management of IoT devices. Users can also swap profiles without removing their SIM cards.
POND IoT Now Offering eSIM Technology
POND now fully supports eSIM technology, offering global coverage across 200+ countries worldwide and 800+ networks on one digital IoT SIM card.
With coverage from the cellular networks of three of the largest nationwide networks, POND ensures high-speed connectivity across IoT devices. And, with its ability to transfer large amounts of data, cellular IoT offers a robust and secure infrastructure for businesses of all sizes,
We also offer Internet Failover and Backup solutions to keep businesses (and your IoT devices) connected at all times without fail, starting at just $5 per month.
Learn more about our connectivity solutions here!