“The technology, which allows SIMs to be remotely programmed without the need to replace physical SIM cards, is already starting to appear in some devices, and is poised to become the new standard for mobile subscription management.”
IDEMIA will provide Sprint with its hosted remote SIM provisioning (RSP) solution for mobile devices in North America.
It’s an important step forward for IDEMIA’s growing eSIM business. The technology, which allows SIMs to be remotely programmed without the need to replace physical SIM cards, is already starting to appear in some devices, and is poised to become the new standard for mobile subscription management. Sprint is the fourth biggest MNO in the North American market, opening up a considerable opportunity for IDEMIA and its eSIM management solutions.
The development comes after Sprint first teamed up with Oberthur Technologies, which merged with Safran Identity & Security last year to form IDEMIA, back in 2014. In a statement announcing the expanded partnership, Sprint Product Development and Engineering VP Ryan Sullivan said the company will help to “secure and activate the consumer devices of the future that will select Sprint as their network of choice,” adding that “IDEMIA has again demonstrated their leadership in our industry” with its eSIM technology.
The news comes soon after IDEMIA announced last month that it had acquired Otono Networks, a provider of a cloud-based eSIM activation platform, and further underscores the company’s pursuit of the emerging eSIM market.