Embedded SIMs (eSIMs) have been around for many years now, promising multiple benefits over physical SIMs (pSIMs), such as low cost, faster provisioning, flexible lifecycle management, enhanced security and next-level customer experience.
However, eSIM adoption has been slower than initially expected. The industry was stuck in a vicious cycle of fewer devices, low consumer interest and half-hearted interest from telcos. The industry was in dire need of a wake-up call or an inflection point, which was delivered with the launch of the eSIM-only iPhone 14 in the US in September 2022.
The eSIM-only iPhone 14 triggered not only the launch of more eSIM devices and increased consumer interest but also pushed telcos to prioritize, identify and deploy highly interoperable and scalable eSIM orchestration systems. With this inflection point, the mobile industry embarks into the eSIM 2.0 era.
However, telcos need these systems to maximize operational efficiencies and build seamless digital experiences for their customers. Workz, one of the world’s leading end-to-end eSIM technology companies, is well positioned to offer innovative solutions such as Workz’s Multi-tenant eSIM Hub (MeSH) which will accelerate telcos’ digitization journeys in the eSIM 2.0 era.