eSIM Viability for Business and IoT Ecosystems


Technology is advancing at unprecedented rates. Innovations like internet of things (IoT) and embedded SIM (eSIM) have made various endeavors and operations in business far smoother than they were just a few years ago. In the process of advancing the industry, there are many projects and developments that will be tested. However, not all will be adopted. Prior to becoming a common deployment, a new technology development should meet three standards:

  • Creates revenue or reduces expenses
  • Boosts efficiency in your operations
  • Provides a high level of security

The top considerations in IoT include connectivity. Before an IoT system is installed in your business, the proper infrastructure must be in place. Secure and consistent connectivity is vital to the success of your IoT ecosystem. Even just the slightest problem could cause a cascade of failures throughout the network and your IoT project.

Cellular IoT Networks

Current IoT practices mainly utilize cellular networks and SIM cards. While there is no such thing as a perfect system, SIM cards present several flaws. For example, SIM cards are particularly vulnerable to fraudulent activities. Cybercriminals have come up with plenty of ways to work around the bare security of a SIM card and SIM swapping is one common vulnerability of SIM cards.

The eSIM can, however, respond to many of its predecessors’ failings. First of all, there is no physical manifestation of an eSIM from a user experience perspective; there are no external chips or hardware components to swap or crack into. Providers can also activate or deactivate the eSIM and its associated service remotely, enabling the user to get on-demand service in few clicks. When it comes to your IoT ecosystem, the eSIM might just be your best choice to allow such agility in distribution and provisioning of connectivity.

Flexibility and Future-proofing

Another flaw of SIM cards is that they’re usually locked to their provider; if your business needs mobility in its operations, having to change SIM cards and providers every time might be inconvenient.

eSIM technology can give you a level of flexibility that was never possible before. Changing providers is as simple as a push of a button; no parts would need replacing. You would also have a wide range of cellular networks to choose from all over the world.

The beauty of eSIMs is that upgrading and updating to the latest technologies (and shedding old ones) is as simple as a system update. For example, upgrading to 5G connectivity would need no replacements or no new plans. All you would have to do is contact your provider.

Operational efficiency

As we shared before, operational efficiency is one of the tenets every system—IoT ecosystems included—must aspire to. The flexibility of an eSIM alone can provide some operational efficiency, but the enhanced control granted to an eSIM user can take it all to another level.

You can manage all your IoT subscriptions, connectivity, and numerous devices all from one place. Your business can centralize its operations with ease. Beyond control, it is also entirely possible to automate much of your operations as they become more digital with eSIM. For example, your eSIM-enabled IoT network can switch to the lowest-cost quality providers automatically, reducing expenses without compromising performance.

Final thoughts

As IoT technology in business continues to evolve, you must consider which options are the best for longevity, efficiency, security, and cost-effectiveness of your project. eSIM solutions might be your answer. After all, they not only meet the stringent standards in business technology but also provide new ways of enabling online and digital operations facilitating new business opportunities.

If you are looking for an eSIM service provider, contact us at Celitech. We are the world’s first digital-only connectivity platform enabling any business or app to effectively utilize/offer cellular data eSIM.

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