Customers looking to embrace eSIM can be supported via the ThingSpace platform, right now, for connectivity management using M2M eSIM (eUICC). M2M eSIM requires the OEM to push the right carrier profile to a device. Consumer eSIM allows the device to pull the carrier profile.
Using Consumer eSIM for IoT Solutions, ThingSpace APIs can now handle eSIM life-cycle management for the SIM cards that are adopting an eSIM architecture. This will allow enterprise customers to manage devices and connectivity via a single interface.
This capability is designed for Customers in North America only. The value to the customer is that it provides them with Carrier Diversity. They have a need to deploy devices on more than one network in North America and this feature allows them to manage single SKU devices from their OEMs, and decide after the fact of ordering, which operator they want to activate the device on.
PLEASE NOTE: Consumer eSIM accounts need to be Onboarded prior to using the APIs. Please follow up with your account team to Onboard.
|Consumer eSIM||M2M eSIM|
|Pull model||Push model|
|Device OS support required||Device OS support not required|
|Can download eSIM profile over WiFi or Cellular||Download eSIM profile over Cellular only|
|Bootstrap profile not required||Bootstrap profile required|
|Integration between carriers not required||Integration between carriers required|
|Examples: phones, wearables, tablets||Examples: IoT/M2M devices|