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Is eSIM the Linchpin to Massive IoT?

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IoT adoption is expected to reach 75 million devices by 2025 – this widespread adoption is being driven by several key technologies and trends. First, cellular connectivity is becoming more accessible for enterprise use through low power wide area (LPWA) networks, including LTE-M, NB-IoT, and LoRaWAN.

This cellular connectivity, which is designed for lower-complexity devices commonly found in IoT solutions, will serve as a door to a segment of IoT called Massive IoT. Massive IoT is expected to be a wide ecosystem of lower complexity devices that leverage smaller packets of data but can drive analytics in healthcare, logistics, agriculture, urban, and industrial sectors. And if cellular connectivity is the door to Massive IoT, then eSIM is the key.

eSIM allows for future-proofed, global connectivity that is well-suited for Massive IoT applications. One of the hallmarks of Massive IoT, of course, is very large deployments of IoT devices. Testing, provisioning, and managing so many IoT devices is possible through the over-the-air (OTA) capabilities of eSIM. Additionally, the lower complexity devices running off LPWA connectivity have batteries that last the entire device lifecycle, which is up to 10 years. Assuring connectivity that is resilient to the future – like network shutdowns or carrier changes – is possible through eSIM.

KORE expert Marco Bijvelds discusses how eSIM can enable this next revolution of IoT in a keynote presentation “Is eSIM the Linchpin to Massive IoT” during the eSIM Summit at Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2022. The keynote is followed by a panel discussion with Kigen expert Loic Bonvarlet. Watch the on-demand recording to learn more!

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Topic(s): eSIM , Connectivity , Featured

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