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Дата: 2016-07-06 - 2016-07-06
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Telecom Council Roundtable discussions provide a unique opportunity for telecom and wireless decision makers to network with decision makers in the space, review some new technologies, contribute to the discussion, and get answers from topic experts - the discussion is driven by your questions, not ours. The topic on the table for this month, IoT Embedded SIM (eSIM), is sure to bring a very interactive debate, so bring your opinions and business cards.
ABOUT THE MEETING TOPIC
eSIM has long been desired by the equipment manufacturers, in particular those focused on M2M and IoT. The reason is, with a programmable SIM card, the same SKU of hardware can be shipped to many different regions, and can then be connected to any of the local operators without requiring human intervention to install a SIM card. And even with the advent of micro and nano SIMs, they still take up more space than an eSIM. The removable mechanism, access door, and tray alone take up incremental space in the smallest mobile devices.
As such, we are finally starting to see eSIM take off, with the GSMA promoting it this year at MWC, and with initial products like the latest Apple iPads and the Samsung Gear S2 watches. Why has this change taken so long? It's largely a matter of control – once SIM cards are programmable, they have to be able to work on any carrier. This eliminates the ability to SIM-lock a device to a particular carrier's network, eliminating that level of forced loyalty. But carriers are starting to see the advantages they can extract from eSIM – it will help open up the new opportunity in cellular-connected IoT devices. Consider this: if it's too difficult to connect an IoT device to cellular, then they will increasingly be connected to Wi-Fi or other local (and free) networks. Carriers understand that if cellular is to play a large role in IoT, it needs to offer eSIM.
Our meeting will focus on the technology behind eSIM, the providers, the opportunities it creates, and its role in IoT:
- connected car
- enterprise vertical IoT and M2M
- mobile IoT
- Security role of the UICC (SIM)
- Virtual SIMs
- non-phone devices, tablets, wearables, etc.
- pricing and economic models
Join Telecom Council members, telcos, vendors, startups, and VCs as we answer these questions and introduce some of the promising platform solutions for IoT.
ABOUT ROUNDTABLE MEETINGS
Telecom Council Roundtable Meetings collect 50+ decision makers monthly to examine and discuss advances, needs, technologies, trends, and policies that are affecting their businesses. In addition to an audience-driven discussion, these Roundtables provide ample networking time for the experts in the room, and often several demos of new technologies or startup companies.