by Webbing Team
eSIM technology is changing telecom. Device makers such as Apple, Microsoft, and Google are including eSIM as a standard feature in their new devices. It offers a robust, scalable solution to the limitations of the traditional SIM. It is remotely programmable and reprogrammable, can host multiple profiles, and makes the selection, contracting, and onboarding of wireless carriers easier with Over-The-Air provisioning. While eSIM technology is a huge advancement that can help enterprises simplify logistics, scale deployments, and comply with regulations, it’s left one industry out of the game, Enterprise Devices.
There are two standards for the implementation of eSIM technology: Consumer eSIM Standard and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) eSIM Standard. The M2M Standard is for Industrial M2M and IoT devices such as cars, water meters, trackers, and smart factories. It’s not applicable to enterprise devices. The Consumer Standard is for devices, like mobile phones, tablets and laptops, as well as Consumer IoT devices.
However, the Consumer Standard doesn’t take into account the needs of organizations and the need to manage their fleet of devices. Enterprise based devices such as mobile phones, laptops, tablets, scanners, and the like are the driver of success for modern businesses. Without enterprise devices the logistics sector wouldn’t be as efficient and timely, the mobile workforce would be nonexistent, and omnichannel retail would be a burden rather than a convenience. Businesses use these devices to allow their work force to work from anywhere while allowing for better communication, increased collaboration with colleagues, enhanced responsiveness, increased productivity, and to harness and use more data. These devices are an integral part of how enterprises conduct business today, yet eSIM technology doesn’t provide them full control over the instillation and management of carrier profiles.
Enterprise devices are designed to be rugged and withstand harsh environments. The implementation of cellular connectivity often takes place during the staging and kitting process before they are deployed. With the Consumer eSIM Standard, each device needs to be activated, a carrier subscription QR code needs to be scanned, and the subscription needs to be physically activated on the device. That is no big feat when you have one or two devices, but it’s time consuming and costly when you have a few thousand devices that require connectivity. In addition, the same process is required if an organization wants to switch carriers after deployment. The Consumer eSIM Standard fails to offer enterprises centralized and flexible management of eSIM profiles and devices as well as sufficient visibility and fleet control.
The Future of eSIM Technology
WebbingCTRL is the industry changing solution that allows enterprises to benefit from eSIM technology. It is an eSIM, with a management portal, that can easily and remotely be configured as any wireless carrier’s Profile. It comes in all form factors, embedded or removable.
Simply acquire and install the WebbingCTRL eSIM in all your devices during device manufacturing or at the device personalization center. Order a batch of eSIM subscriptions from the wireless carriers of your choice and upload the activation codes into the WebbingCTRL portal. When ready, centrally and remotely provision multiple carrier profiles to the SIM in minutes.
When the device is turned on, it will communicate with the WebbingCTRL platform and the eSIM will be able to download the carrier profiles and activate them based on the business rules configured. The devices can immediately establish connection to the internet using the newly installed profiles. And as your connectivity needs change, easily and remotely change wireless carriers at a click of a button.
WebbingCTRL streamlines enterprise data connectivity. It makes connectivity implementations simple, scalable, and sustainable with one SKU, zero-touch provisioning, and a single portal to manage all your deployments. It is device agnostic, cost-effective, and future ready.
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