The eBook explores how the SIM lifecycle management ecosystem has changed following the introduction of the embedded SIM. It also provides an overview of key testing priorities by stakeholder group, including MNOs, IoT device and solution providers, IoT modem manufacturers and embedded SIM manufacturers.
“The advent of IoT is triggering a profound shift in the way the SIM card ecosystem operates,” comments Guillaume Lemoine, Head of Product and Services Marketing - Telecom at FIME. “For the first time, OEMs are sourcing the SIM component direct from manufacturers, independent of the mobile network operators. This places new responsibility on the shoulders of OEMs which, until now, have had little exposure to SIM setup, interoperability and integration testing, and lifecycle management practices.”
“One of the biggest challenges the ecosystem now faces is for stakeholders to establish a secure and trusted connectivity chain, so their various technologies can interoperate appropriately,” adds Lemoine. “This requires technical standards and a robust framework for interoperability and integration testing that will enable stakeholders to share sensitive subscriber information securely. FIME is deeply engaged in this effort and each stakeholder must recognize the role they have to play. Once they are ‘in the field’ embedded SIMs cannot be removed or replaced, so for the first wave of IoT solutions, the ecosystem only has one chance to get this right.”
Building a trusted embedded SIM testing framework in the age of IoT is available for download without charge from the FIME website.
For further information on the impact of the eUICC on the telecom market, watch: https://youtu.be/-LlOgbEoxUw.