The CEO of Irancell announced the launch of an eSIM service on the Irancell network by publishing an article on his personal page on Instagram.
In an Instagram post, Bijan Abbasi-Arend emphasized that these SIM cards are embedded in smart devices and act like electronic chips: Unlike the previous generation SIM cards (minic, microsim and nanowire), it is not possible to replace it, but it is installed on the motherboard in the form of electronic chips and in smaller dimensions, and the activation of the SIM card by the operator, in software and through “The round is done.”
He went on to emphasize that the use of eSIM in the communications and information technology industry is due to the increased use of the Internet of Things and other important issues: “In addition to increasing security and increasing the possibility of making waterproof and dustproof devices, “The device (M2M) and the Internet of Things (IoT) are also important and can be considered as drivers of the development of the Internet of Things industry.”
In this regard, the CEO of Irancell facilitates the connection and activation, the possibility of using wireless communications in more types of smart devices (including wearable gadgets), the change in the use of roaming service and also saving the costs related to the distribution and sale of SIM cards. Other benefits of using eSIM are stated.
Bijan Abbasi Arvand stated that this technology is also highly effective for manufacturers of smart watches and smart gadgets that are constantly connected to telecommunication networks: “Currently in the world, the use of eSIM in some smart watches, tablets and smart health devices has begun. “And it is predicted that in the not too distant future, its application will be extended to all devices, including smartphones.”
On October 10, 2017, for the first time in Iran, Irancell tested the eSIM profile during a ceremony with the slogan “The Internet of Things begins with eSIM”, attended by activists from reputable international companies and experts in information, communication and automotive technology.