For more than a decade, the smartphone has helped to ‘dematerialise’ everyday activities. One by one, it has turned previously physical things into software. Camera, music player, alarm clock, address book, newspaper… all reinvented as virtual icons on a hi-definition touchscreen.
However, for the vast majority of subscribers, the ‘thing’ that identifies the phone to the network itself – the SIM card – has remained stubbornly physical.
Now, the lifecycle of the physical SIM is also coming to an end. It too is being transformed into software.
This whitepaper looks at the current state of the eSIM market, dives deeper into the coming changes and explores how MNOs can make the most of the exciting opportunities it presents.
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