5G and eSim as key elements of IoT development

By Alejandro Pulido, Standardization Expert at Valid

A few months ago, several telecom companies began launching 5G connectivity pilots for their customers. The promises of this new generation of mobile networks include greater protection of user privacy, lower latency to allow VoIP applications, and speeds never before seen for streaming content playback.

Users will take advantage of these short-term advantages, which will be updated with new services, greater QoS, and substantial improvements in connectivity from June, taking advantage of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, when the 5G service is expected to be 100% operational and offer roaming services globally.

But to this we must add what “the average user will not see”, this new generation, focused on responding to the demand for IoT connectivity, as well as supporting Big Data solutions, will provide a revolutionary framework for the decongestion of current networks allowing all the necessary connections for Smart Cities and the huge volumes of data generated by the applications that are collected to offer such value-added services to the user and Big Data companies.

This network revolution is joined by the slow but inexorable implementation of the eSIM, both for “M2M” and for “Consumer,” we currently have several 5G devices compatible with eSIM, and the growth is expected to be exponential to from January.

On the part of the eSIM, important updates have been made of both the Operating System and the specific data of the Operators.

In this context, SIMAlliance has updated the Operator Profile for eSIM to support the new 5G network, as well as improvements in the interoperability of the different elements in the eSIM world.

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