The Tablet Market Gets Ready for eSIM and a Better Consumer Experience
G+D Mobile Security supports the market launch of the world’s first eSIM management enabled Android tablet and partners with Microsoft to enable Windows 10 devices with eSIM technology.
G+D Mobile Security provides the eSIM management solution and the RSP (Remote SIM Provisioning) phase 2 compliant SIM, enabling the launch of the world’s first Android tablet with an eSIM management enabled SIM for consumers. This Android tablet from Huawei is the first mass‐market product worldwide which allows customers to benefit from the GSMA eSIM management technology. NTT DOCOMO, Japan’s leading mobile network operator, launched this first eSIM powered Android tablet, which has had great acceptance in the market with hundreds of thousands devices already sold just after just a few months. “This launch is a very important step forward for G+D Mobile Security and the entire telecommunications industry,” stated Carsten Ahrens, CEO of G+D Mobile Security. “It proves that our investment in eSIM management technology is going to bear fruit for consumers since they are now able to benefit from this user‐friendly technology.”
This proves that our investment in eSIM management technology is going to bear fruit for consumers since they are now able to benefit from this user‐friendly technology.
– Carsten Ahrens, CEO of G+D Mobile Security
eSIM enhances user experience with connected devices
An eSIM‐enabled device makes the handling at the Point‐of‐Sale (PoS) smooth, fast and easy. Subscribers don‘t need to insert conventional SIM cards into their devices, which enhances the overall user experience. G+D Mobile Security’s eSIM management platform AirOn is connected to DOCOMO’s backend system. The RSP‐compatible SIM card is already inserted into the tablet device during manufacturing. When a customer purchases a tablet in a DOCOMO retail store, it can be immediately linked to the DOCOMO backend by scanning a barcode on the outside of the device package. All the customer has to do is to switch on the tablet and follow a few installation steps, to be online and connected in a short amount of time. In the background, G+D Mobile Security’s AirOn service will automatically load DOCOMO’s eSIM profile onto the SIM.
Time to market shortened
G+D Mobile Security’s eSIM platform is based on the latest version of the GSMA RSP specification, addressing the specific needs of consumer devices: Users of consumer devices want to decide which profiles should be available and easily activated. An integrated user interface processes end user 7requests and initiates the eSIM profile download. G+D Mobile Security provides device vendors with the required software and thus helps reduce time to market for eSIM enabled devices. This is a great showcase how consumers can benefit from eSIM technology which is already available in wearables or smartphones.
Push expected with Windows 10
After this initial deployment of Android tablets and first commercial success in the market G+D Mobile Security expect further push when Windows 10 devices will be eSIM enabled. Microsoft aims to provide secure, seamless connectivity for their products and G+D Mobile Security is very proud to be a selected partner of Microsoft to provide the secure and market‐proven eSIM technology for for laptops and tablets with Windows 10.