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execMobile deploys eSIM profile technology


Johannesburg, 06 Sep 2019
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South Africa’s leading alternative global mobile data provider is proud to announce it has made eSIM profile technology available to customers, allowing global travellers, enterprises and IOT devices seamlessly connectivity in 192 countries.

The SIM for the next generation of connected devices, Embedded SIM or eSIM, is a global specification by the GSMA that enables remote SIM provisioning of any mobile device.

eSIM connects devices such as mobile telephones, laptops, tablets, watches, health bands and IOT devices to a mobile network, without having to insert a physical SIM card.

“We are continuing our journey to connect our customers, irrespective of where in the world they are or want to be. Significant progress has been made globally, in preparing for the adoption of eSIM technology, with South Africa lagging quite far behind, despite all the talk from the major local operators,” says Jody Carollissen, General Manager, execMobile.

“We have been using a physical SIM, which supports eSIM technology, for more than a year in our travellers’ devices, so now the addition of eSIM profiles will expand our solutions to manufacturers and devices. We see this as another important step in execMobile’s evolution to simplify the life of our customers, enabling even more of their devices to now be connected seamlessly,” Carollissen continued.

Carollissen confirmed that execMobile’s eSIM profiles work with any GSMA compliant embedded SIM device, notably most IOT devices. For consumer products, many manufacturers are yet to launch eSIM capabilities on their devices, specifically mobile phones, laptops and tablets. execMobile currently supports corporate customers’ iPhones, which support eSIM profiles. Google and Samsung support will be offered within the next quarter.

Although supported eSIM consumer devices may be limited initially, execMobile’s PocketWifi and global SIM make use of the same “over the air” (OTA) technology to provide access to global mobile data for travellers and standard SIM devices. Carollissen is now targeting corporates within the IOT, industrial machinery, tracking and telemetry industries to partner with execMobile to provision and manage their SIMs globally. Notably, execMobile’s coverage includes more than 30 African countries.

 execMobile will be showcasing new products and services to the market, on the 12  September at a product launch and invites all key stakeholders wanting to learn more regarding connectivity for enterprises, business travelers and IOT, to contact jody@execmobile.co.za or 087 222 8300. Be the first to hear updates on eSIM, Global, Local & IOT solutions, in addition to roaming rate reductions and improved coverage.

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