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The Internet of Things (IoT) will get a boost thanks to eSIM

May 7, 2020

Together with big data, artificial intelligence and blockchain, the Internet of Things forms the so-called industrial revolution 4.0.

In an increasingly networked world Telephone companies have developed solutions that make things easier for users. That is why manufacturers such as Samsung, Sony, LG or Apple have implemented eSIMs for smartphones and other electronic devices..

The versatility of eSIM is not limited to the large number of lines in the same mobile device, without the need to use more than one SIM card. What eSIM technology is really looking for is the connectivity of people with things.

The Internet of Things (IoT) will get a boost thanks to eSIMThe Internet of Things (IoT) will get a boost thanks to eSIM

In this context, the Internet of Things plays an important role as we have already evolved from wireless connectivity to remote connection over the Internet. In this way, for example, by installing eSIM chips in television sets, more users can complete data packets in order, for example, to ensure the functionality of the devices.

ESim is the development of SIM cards that have been used in mobile phones since 1996. because previously the connectivity of high frequency CDMA was used. Then it developed into a sim, the size of a credit card, then for microsimulation and finally for nanosimulation. Each of them improves connectivity and data storage.

So far, however, they have all converged to one error: The Sims in each of their presentations are linked with a unique code between the operator and the device, so the number of lines in the same device was limited to two, with multisim or dual sim. This means, for example, that the user has to pay for roaming or switch operators when traveling abroad, which in turn changes the installed Sim and thus leads to an additional configuration that is assigned to the mobile phone.

In the case of eSIM, the physical plastic chips issued by telephone companies are eliminated. Thanks to the integration into the smartphone, several lines from several providers can be recorded simultaneously. With iPhones with this technology, you can use up to 20 lines simultaneously.

This is an important achievement for the further development of connectivity. For example, smartwatches will no longer be dependent on wireless synchronization with smartphones and will have their own connectivity with the implementation of eSIM. These virtual cards (eSIM) are integrated chips so that the same user can assign independent connectivity of a WLAN network to the several objects that are available to them.

This benefits the use of the devices because they use the broad radio frequency spectrum of the service providers, who offer higher data processing speeds in many locations than Internet companies themselves.

In the smartwatch example, you can assign a line to the watch using connectivity via eSIM. This is an advantage for athletes as they are communicated continuously without the need for a mobile phone, which also reduces the risk of theft.

This technology is already used centrally in the automotive industry, ie the owners of the brands install the eSIMs in the cars and assign a phone number to the car, a service that must be paid in addition to the concessionaire in order to be a centralized service. This new IoT drive is expected to change this approach and allow owners to use eSIMs that cars already own at no additional cost.

A recent survey found that eSIM or electronic cards will have the greatest impact on IoT technologies. The survey found that more than 70 percent of respondents are using or plan to implement eSIM-based solutions over the next two years.

Also shows at least five additional IoT use cases for the eCard. Which are: protecting the identity of users; Device certification; the integrity of the application and the data; Data encryption in the cloud and data protection on the edge.

Blockchain will change the mobile industry

The coronavirus pandemic is when something has shown that the odds are just around the corner and this technology is a great ally for the majority of the population in this relentless struggle.

With consumers focusing primarily on essentials like groceries, lodging and communication devices like cell phones and tablets, the growth prospects for the sector are quite encouraging.

These devices were the best form of communication during this pandemic so the general population was updated with information of statistics and messages related to the spread of the virus, while at the same time becoming a fundamental ally for communication between family members.

A leader in secondary cell phones recognized the potential a few years ago and launched a blockchain platform called TessaB that allows every buyer and seller to access detailed information about the devices they are trading with, dramatically reducing the number of intermediaries Ultimately, it will enable safer and more transparent peer-to-peer transactions and save consumers a lot of money.

This promises to revolutionize the trade in mobile devices that undoubtedly point to the north of the new generation with the implementation of eSIMs. of smartphones and tablets focused on the disruptive technologies of the 4th industrial revolution.

And it is so that the paradigm shift in traditional business systems is influenced by the impulse of initiatives based on these new technologies. The fact that new multifunctional hardware devices and the entry into the scene of decentralized platforms for their use are innovations that until recently were unthinkable for mankind.

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