13 May 2021
13 May 2021
Roaming is a risky business for IoT devices. Are you aware of the challenges when deploying your IoT project internationally?
“Negative rules and attitudes to permanent roaming are present, and growing, across a significant number of countries. The risk of potential loss of connectivity across device fleets due to permanent roaming issues may result in significant unforeseen costs” reports Steffen Sorrell, Chief of Research at Kaleido Intelligence in a new report.
Localisation combined with advanced eSIM network switching is the way to overcome permanent roaming issues. And the way forward for global IoT enterprise deployments.
Discover more about why eSIM localisation is becoming a crucial requirement for global IoT projects because of its ability to solve challenges around permanent roaming.Download the full whitepaper to read critical findings from Kaleido Intelligence's new study into eSIM localisation.Read whitepaper
An eSIM is a reprogrammable SIM card.
It can be delivered in any SIM form and is made up of a combination of hardware and software components:
What sets the eSIM apart from other SIMs is that the process of switching from one connectivity service provider no longer requires the UICC to physically be changed, as is the case for traditional SIM deployments.
In the IoT world, companies frequently deploy fleets of SIM-enabled devices that may run into hundreds of thousands of units. Should these companies wish to or be forced to change connectivity providers, the potential cost implications of physically having to swap SIM cards for these devices are significant.
eSIM presents a simple, flexible, over-the-air solution. Kaleido Intelligence predict by 2025, over 65% of all eSIM compatible IoT device are expected to use the eSIM connection throughout the year.
The vision for eSIM allows the user to use any operator’s credentials to access their data services. Projects can thus be launched using a plug-and-play approach where the SIM card is concerned.
Kaleido Intelligence research found that eSIM provides a solution that eliminates the future risk associated with roaming.
The research house also reports that eSIM can lower the total cost of ownership for projects compared to risks associated with connectivity loss or requirements to undergo physical SIM-swaps.
What’s more, eSIM can deliver a highly secure solution, enabling data communications and storage security and solving challenges related to IoT device on-boarding with cloud backend systems.
Permanent roaming has emerged as the biggest barrier to global IoT success, presenting long-term risk to an IoT project that can jeopardise success.
Kaleido Intelligence and Eseye examined the common pain points surrounding roaming and regulations; the 1-minute whitepaper below explores the 5 ways eSIM and localisation can overcome them:
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