5G and eSIM Technology – Two Sides of the Same Coin

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In an age where technological advancements seem commonplace as new products and applications are discovered almost every day, there’s one piece of technology that has a lot of promise but is still yet to take the world by storm—eSIM. Since it was introduced, many manufacturers have taken an interest in using eSIM in their newest devices. One of the reasons is because very few people realize just how much potential that small piece of technology carries. Let’s explore what the role of eSIM is in the 5G era and how it can further revolutionize the way we use our mobile devices.

The Rise of eSIM

Since the introduction of embedded SIM cards, manufacturers and tech experts have all commented on the limitless possibilities of this technology. The small size of an eSIM, which only comes at around 0.05 square inches, is already a huge improvement as it takes up a lot less space for any device. A typical Nano SIM is measured at about 0.17 square inches, which is about three times larger than an eSIM.

An eSIM also eliminates the need to physically replace and switch out SIM cards from your phone if you want to change networks. So far, the only solution that tech manufacturers have for that is to install extra SIM slots on their devices, which isn’t exactly an efficient way of dealing with the problem. With a programmable eSIM, however, all it needs is that little 0.05 square inches of space, and you can switch between different networks and services any time. All that can be done using your mobile device’s interface.

5G Ready

Many people don’t realize just how much eSIM complements many of the already existing technologies that we have today. 5G, for example, is one of the best discoveries we’ve had in the last decade or so as it allows for faster connections wherever you are. What makes 5G and eSIM technology similar is that both of them face the same lethargic rollout across the globe.

A Match Made in Heaven

5G technology, like eSIM, is already a manifestation of the natural evolution of communication technology. While SIM cards can support 5G networks, it doesn’t make sense to still keep using an old piece of technology like SIM cards for something like 5G. This is because a fully integrated and 5G-capable eSIM device is capable of offering a level of digital reach that older SIM technology just cannot. Users are able to easily switch between different cellular carriers without having to replace their SIMs or even visit a provider physically. Imagine how convenient it would be to have a 5G connection when traveling abroad without having to switch to a different device or SIM.

The Bottom Line – 5G and eSIM are Here to Stay

Clearly, eSIM will likely become mainstream alongside the timeframe for 5G deployments. Older pieces of technology like SIM cards and 3G connections will slowly become a thing of the past as these newer applications take over and become the new standard.

Celitech is the world’s first digital-only cellular data platform that enables travel-related businesses and apps to offer co-branded eSIM services. If you want to engage with your customers in a faster, more convenient way, Celitech’s wireless eSIM API is the key. Book a live demo today to join the eSIM revolution!

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