Downloading an eSIM – in Practice – Part 3

After the positive experience I had with my first eSIM download (see part 1 and part 2 of this series), I wanted to explore the topic a bit more, and decided to purchase yet another eSIM via the Airalo web portal and download it to my device. I did this because I wanted to see … Continue reading Downloading an eSIM – in Practice – Part 3

Downloading an eSIM – in Practice – Part 1

Back in 2017, I wrote quite a number of blog entries about an upcoming technology: Virtual SIMs, also referred to as eSIMs. As with many network technologies, it took a number of years before things end up in the mass market. But it has finally happened, and an interesting ecosystem has grown around downloadable SIM … Continue reading Downloading an eSIM – in Practice – Part 1

Embedded-SIM Intro – Part 2 – SIM vs. eSIM User Scenarios

In the previous part of this series I gave a quick introduction to the difference between today’s handling model of a physical SIM that the user can insert in any device and embedded-SIMs to which subscription information can be downloaded. In part 2 I’ll now give a high level overview of how this download process … Continue reading Embedded-SIM Intro – Part 2 – SIM vs. eSIM User Scenarios

Embedded-SIM Intro – Part 8 – Consumer vs. M2M

I’m pretty much done with my introduction series on eSIM Remote Service Provisioing now but there is one important topic still missing that should be mentioned shortly: Downloading virtual SIM cards into an eSIM is not only interesting for consumer devices such as smartphones, tablets, watches, etc. but equally, if not even more, to embedded … Continue reading Embedded-SIM Intro – Part 8 – Consumer vs. M2M