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Will iPhone XS make eSIM a mainstream mobile technology?

Embedded SIM is a SIM card that can remotely manage multiple mobile network operator subscriptions by complying with GSMA specifications. These SIMs are soldered or plugged into devices and cannot be removed. eSIM are reprogrammable and support multiple profiles. iphone xs esim

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The experts estimate the worldwide eSIM sector to register a Compound annual growth rate of 37.50 percent during the time frame 2018-2022.

In addition to a physical Nano SIM card, the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max include support for a software-powered electronic SIM card. Embedded SIM cards have been included in a number of Android-powered devices, while they are an essential component of cellular-powered Internet of things (IoT) devices.

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“Introducing dual SIMs in all markets is a bold move by Apple and something that will give mobile operators a lot to think about. Having pioneered the technology on the iPad and Watch, it was only a matter of time before Apple brought it to the iPhone,” says Ben Wood, chief of research at CCS Insight.

“The potential for new business models is limited while Apple continues to offer a physical SIM card slot alongside the e-SIM capability, but if it eventually decides to get rid of the physical SIM it will have significant implications for how customers buy airtime in the future.”

The ability to change networks with the tap of a phone will allow users to pick from a wider range of services. Many operators offer customers the ability to change their mobile package if their data needs change, but eSIM would allow them to pick from tariffs from multiple suppliers.

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Google Pixel 2 became one of the first phones to sport an eSIM. Pixel 2 users don’t have to go to a store to get a new physical SIM when switching service providers. They can change providers over the air with their eSIM, making it easier than ever to switch.

Disrupting of the telecoms industry became clear in 2014 when Apple began releasing the iPad Air2 and the iPad Mini3 with embedded eSIM in the US and the UK. This allowed users the freedom to select an operator dynamically, have the changes delivered Over-the-Air and straight from the device.

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Despite the fact that the iPhone Xs, Max Xs and Xr has support for two SIM-cards, this option will not be available to customers in Russia. It follows from Apple’s website. The limitation is due to the absence of developed infrastructure for technology service eSIM.

Because the second SIM card in the new iPhone is built-in to ensure its operation required operator support. But due to the fact that the use of eSIM in Russia is equivalent to the cloning of SIM cards within the country, technology is banned and not served.

The overall eSIM market was valued at USD 179.6 Million in 2017 and is estimated to reach USD 978.3 Million by 2023, at a CAGR of 31.0% between 2018 and 2023. In terms of volume, the overall eSIM market is estimated to register a shipment of 287.7 million units in 2016 and is likely to witness a shipment of 1,168.8 million units by 2023, at a CAGR of 32.4% between 2018 and 2023. The growth is attributed to the emphasis on remote SIM provisioning for M2M, favorable government regulations boosting M2M communication, and high adoption of IoT technology. ESIM is now a mainstream technology in the M2M application.

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