eSim sustainable benefits
There is no doubt that the eSims market is growing. The volume of eSIM-enabled devices is exponentially increasing, in number, models, and categories, covering everything from smartphones to wearables and laptops. According to the GSMA report, “eSIM: State of the consumer market and the road ahead.“, from March 2021, by the end of 2020, 110 devices with this technology were already available on the market.
Despite the increase in devices supporting the use of eSIM, physical cards still dominate the market. And each user who acquires sim cards by purchasing a new device, or damaged cards, represents an increase in plastic consumption. In 2021 alone, the production of sim cards deposited more than 18,000 tons of plastic into the environment.
Companies are recognizing the moment, and looking for environmentally conscious solutions without compromising innovation or business needs. The possibility created by eSIM to save physical resources while maintaining the same functions as the traditional SIM card aligns perfectly with this new awareness. There are numerous other advantages associated with eSIM. Here are some of them:
The management of eSIMs replaces removable SIM cards with embedded SIM cards. In addition to technological benefits, such as automating the authorization of services on devices, are environmental benefits to using this replacement. One of the most important is the end of unnecessary resources such as packaging and plastic frame, as well as credit card-shaped cards from which the chip module is detached.
On the consumer side, virtual management also represents savings, as there is no need to visit physical stores for service enablement and correction.
Traditional sim cards demand an extensive global transportation chain for manufacturing and distribution in planes, trucks, and ships, large emitters of C02. The emergence of virtual sims changes these logistics by requiring virtually no physical manufacturing or transportation.
The exponential rise in popularity of eSIM-enabled gadgets might be attributed to growing trust in their capabilities. The consumer’s journey through a digital activation process is cheaper and more fluid. There is no need to travel to the customer service location for installation, troubleshooting, and replacements. The digital flow is also frictionless, as there is no need to adapt card size to a particular device model, and adaptable, as it allows switching between operators without the need to swap physical cards.
SICAP and Oasis smart SIM partnership
To provide an even better end user journey, Sicap has teamed up with Oasis to offer cutting-edge device entitlement service to Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) / Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs). The collaboration will enable operators to provide a simplified activation journey and eSims for multiple mobile device types.
SICAP’s DES authenticates and manages Internet Multimedia services (IMS) entitlements for consumer mobile devices. It thus provides MNOs and MVNOs with an advanced system for management of next generation services such as VoLTE and VoWiFi (Voice-Over WiFi). Sicap DES is also capable of triggering the eSIM profile download flow on OASIS Smart SIM and they jointly provide a seamless, friction free subscriber experience, thanks to being deeply pre-integrated.
Sicap is a global telecommunication solution provider enabling Mobile Network Operators and Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) to deliver an all-encompassing customer experience to make the mobile world more profitable, manageable, and secure.
Founded 20 years ago as a Swisscom spin-off, Sicap now works with 80 mobile operators and MVNOs (mobile virtual network operators) in 76 countries. Its international team is available worldwide to ensure excellent customer service.
Today Sicap is part of Lumine. Lumine Group is a Portfolio of Volaris Group, a subsidiary of Constellation Software Inc, a global multi-billion-dollar company based in Canada and listed on the Toronto stock exchange.
Sicap solutions are built on its superior expertise in mobile device intelligence, SIM and device management, and big data analytics. The solutions are grouped into three areas: Device and SIM Management, Customer Insight and Engagement, and Mobile Security.