Introduction of standard-based eSIM technology helps to bring a consistence user experience
Lahore– February 20, 2016 – Samsung Electronics today announced the Samsung Gear S2 Classic 3G as the first device in the market to be equipped with an eSIM compliant to GSMA Consumer Remote SIM Provisioning (RSP) architecture.
Senior Vice President of R&D Office, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics, Yunsang Park, said: “At Samsung, we aim to meet and anticipate consumers’ needs and the development of the first GSMA-compliant eSIM is further example of our pursuit of meaningful innovation. We are excited to introduce Samsung Gear S2 3G classic as not only a starting point for more devices to be connected globally, but as a step forward in our commitment to support the development of the IoT market.”
Samsung has played an instrumental role in driving cross-industry collaboration amongglobal operators and SIM vendors to implement a GSMA compliant eSIM to consumer device. The company worked with several industry partners including: M1 Limited,Orange,Singtel,StarHub Ltd.,Telefónica,TeliaSonera, VodafoneGroup and SIM Vendors – Gemalto, Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) and Oberthur Technologies. This group has been working together to create a technical specification, which will allow users to download a mobile network operator’s profile to eSIM-powered companion devices.
The common approach and consistent user experience delivered by this eSIM solution will help grow the IoT market, allowing manufacturers to build products that can support global deployment. In turn, it will also benefit consumers by maintaining security and providing more choices on devices and operators. Samsung and its partners are striving to ensure that this proposed eSIM solution gives full coverage to every region and is made available to more customers.
Mr. Jean-Christophe Tisseuil, Head of SIM, GSMA, said: “We worked closely with the mobile industry to create a global and interoperable specification that gives consumers with a mobile subscription the freedom to remotely connect their devices to a mobile network. This is just the beginning of what is possible and will open up the market to new and exciting device.”
The Gear S2 Classic 3G equipped with GSMA compliant eSIM will be available starting from March.
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