Korean MNO Uses IDEMIA eSIM Provisioning for New Smartwatch

“In the case of SK Telecom’s smartwatch, the eSIM provisioning is facilitated through IDEMIA’s Smart Connect service.”

Korean MNO Uses IDEMIA eSIM Provisioning for New SmartwatchRemote SIM provisioning technology from IDEMIA is being used in South Korea’s first eSIM smartwatch based on the GSMA’s latest eSIM specification.

It’s the product of a collaboration between France-based IDEMIA and SK Telecom, the country’s largest Mobile Network Operator. eSIM technology allows the SIM cards needed for cellular connectivity to be programmed remotely and without the need to physically bring them to a service center. That means users of an eSIM smartwatch can easily switch between service providers while travelling, or for any other reason.

In the case of SK Telecom’s smartwatch, the eSIM provisioning is facilitated through IDEMIA’s Smart Connect service.

In a statement, SK Telecom asserted, “Thanks to IDEMIA’s solution, its capabilities to deploy the solution in a short timeframe and the reactivity of its experts, SK Telecom has been able to be the first MNO in Korea to offer an eSIM connected watch based on GSMA Consumer Phase 2.” The company did not name the make or model of the smartwatch in question.

The news comes after IDEMIA revealed that its remote provisioning solution was being used in a smartwatch device from Thai MNO TrueMove H this past spring.