Gemalto partnered with Microsoft to release its On Demand Connectivity and eSIM technology for Windows 10 devices. This eSIM technology is compliant with the latest specifications and guidelines for remote SIM provisioning as laid out by the GSM Association. Microsoft has added native eSIM support in Windows 10, when combined with Gemalto`s On-Demand Connectivity subscription management solution, consumers can easily manage the connectivity experience of their devices.
Unlike the physical SIM cards, eSIMs can be remotely provisioned by mobile network operators with subscription information and is globally interoperable across all carriers, device makers and technology providers implementing the specification. The first wave of devices with eSIM is expected to be available to consumers this holiday 2017.
“eSIM technology remains an important investment for Microsoft as we look to create even more mobile computing opportunities,” said Roanne Sones, General Manager, Strategy and Ecosystem for Windows and Devices, Microsoft. “As a key component for the Always Connected Windows experience, we worked closely with Gemalto to develop a solution that meets the new GSMA guidelines.”
“Gemalto has created a complete range of subscription management software and services to manage the eSIM life cycle in mobile devices,” said Rodrigo Serna, Senior Vice President of Mobile Services and IoT Americas at Gemalto. “We will continue to work closely with Microsoft and the GSMA to further these advances while protecting the security of end users, who rely on their mobile devices to make everyday life easier.”