New Transforma Insights Study Provides a Much-Needed Reality Check on the New SPG.32 Standard for Remote SIM Provisioning

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IoT Hardware and Connectivity Specialists


Transforma Insights has today published its free Transition Topic Position Paper ‘Key considerations for Enterprises looking to adopt SGP.32’. The SGP.32 (“IoT”) standard for Remote SIM Provisioning was unveiled in May 2023, promising a more streamlined and user-friendly mechanism for enterprises to manage the connectivity on their cellular devices. However, as explained in the report, it is not, on its own, a magic wand that can be used to seamlessly provide unlimited access to every network. The truth is more complicated.

The key findings of the report are:

Any nominally SGP.32 solution today is not based on fully interoperable standards, and pre-standard versions will only be of limited appeal due to lack of universal support. 

Very few enterprise customers will have the inclination to try to manage the functionality of SGP.32 themselves. Therefore the SGP.32 functionality will be accessed via an orchestration layer provided by connectivity providers. It will most obviously be offered as part of a range of options that also includes roaming, multi-IMSI and SGP.02. 

Because the technology itself is not available for deployment until 2025, potential users will want to make use of an alternative (such as SGP.02) until such time as SGP.32 is available and will need to rely on a connectivity provider to provide a seamless migration.

Commenting on the report, author Matt Hatton said:

Nick Earle, CEO of Eseye who sponsored the Position Paper says:

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The Position Paper examines all aspects of the new SGP.32 ‘IoT’ remote SIM provisioning standard, its capabilities, and the reality of how it will be deployed.

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The Transforma Insights Position Paper, sponsored by Eseye, examines the new SGP.32 (“IoT”) standard for Remote SIM Provisioning (RSP) and the ways in which enterprises should be considering its use. This report starts with a brief background on eSIM and remote SIM provisioning, with a particular focus on how SGP.32 is an improvement on previous standards, and an examination of the key features of an SGP.32 solution.

The main focus of the report is on addressing some of the myths and misunderstandings associated with the technology. It provides a much-needed reality check on the limitations and availability of SGP.32 and considers how SGP.32 fits into a portfolio of managed connectivity.  

Transforma Insights has published a range of reports looking at the eSIM and remote SIM provisioning landscape, including the following report available to subscribers to our Advisory Service: ‘What does SGP.32 ‘IoT’ remote SIM provisioning really mean for how cellular IoT connectivity is delivered?’. 

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Transforma Insights has identified a series of aspects of the Internet of Things that are going through a period of fundamental transformation. These IoT ‘Transition Topics’ are the subject of Position Paper reports and Virtual Briefings identifying the key aspects of change and how organizations should position themselves to be best placed to realize the opportunities generated. 

Transforma Insights is a leading research firm focused on the world of Digital Transformation (DX). Led by seasoned technology industry analysts we provide advice, recommendations and decision support tools for organisations seeking to understand how new technologies will change the markets in which they operate. 

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Eseye author


IoT Hardware and Connectivity Specialists


Eseye brings decades of end-to-end expertise to integrate and optimise IoT connectivity delivering near 100% uptime. From idea to implementation and beyond, we deliver lasting value from IoT. Nobody does IoT better.