eSIM Whitepaper The What and How of Remote SIM Provisioning

The ubiquitous SIM card has played a fundamental role in mobile telecommunications for over 25 years. It is recognized by end users and provides a secure means for authenticating devices onto networks, all inside a removable “Secure Element”, which is easily transferrable between mobile devices.

Although the role of the SIM itself is not changing, the GSMA has defined a radical new way to load it into devices. Now the SIM may be securely downloaded into a ‘Secure Element’ that can be permanently embedded inside any type of device. To enable this change, an ecosystem of trusted platforms and players has been facilitated by the GSMA to create the eSIM solution. It offers an equivalent level of security and protection to that provided by the removable SIM card.

eSIM Whitepaper The What and How of Remote SIM Provisioning