IDEMIA has renewed its eSIM partnership with the Brazilian mobile operator TIM. TIM provides 4G coverage for more than 4,800 cities throughout the country, and is planning to use eSIM technology to meet the growing demand for connected IoT solutions.
In that regard, TIM is already using IDEMIA’s eSIM technology in devices for the enterprise and consumer markets. The technology allows devices that are manufactured in one location to be linked to a network an entirely different country, through the use of an embedded Universal Integrated Circuit Card (eUICC) secure element that lets organizations assign and manage individual profiles remotely. The eUCC and eSIM tech can be deployed in virtually any connected device, ranging from enterprise IoT devices to standard consumer smartphones.
Those devices can be used to support smart city applications, or for more specific industrial, agricultural, and corporate use cases. TIM believes that the tech will lead to the creation of new business models, and make existing models more efficient. eSIM solutions like IDEMIA’s DAKOTA offering can also improve connectivity in smart vehicles. The latest version of DAKOTA is compliant with the GSMA’s framework for connected cars.
“Connectivity is the foundation of the digital transformation that is changing the world,” added IDEMIA LATAM Mobile Operations SVP Diego Cecchinato. “A key component to this connectivity evolution is the eSIM. IDEMIA is very proud to deliver this ambitious project to TIM Brasil, which will change the telecommunications landscape in the market.”
“IDEMIA’s solution was selected for this project due to the company’s experience and global scale in the development of intelligence solutions linked to advanced connectivity,” added TIM Brasil Corporate Solutions Head Paulo Humberto Gouvea.
According to TIM and IDEMIA, nearly 6 billion eSIM units will be shipped internationally by 2025. Like DAKOTA, IDEMIA’s eUICC solution has achieved compliance with the GSMA’s Security Accreditation Scheme.