The GSMA’s Embedded eSIM specification provides a mechanism for remote ‘over the air’ provisioning and management of Embedded SIMs in machine-to-machine (M2M) devices.
In the M2M market, this specification allows mobile network operators to provide scalable, reliable and secure connectivity for M2M connected devices; by allowing a specific non-removable SIM embedded into the M2M device at the point of manufacture. The eSIM can later be remotely provisioned with the subscription profile of the operator providing the connectivity, which can be subsequently changed or modified over the air. This eliminates the need by the consumer or the service provider to intervene and replace SIM cards over the lifetime of each M2M product, thereby reducing ongoing operational and logistical costs.
Symantec hosts the Single global Root of Trust for GSMA eSIM in its military grade datacenters and offers certificate-based authentication services to operators and service providers wishing to be part of the GSMA eSIM ecosystem.