Connectivity is crucial for health and safety devices to work and it is imperative that the connectivity is reliable and always on to support the critical value proposition of these devices. However, connectivity in large scale and that requires high demand can be a challenge.
Embedded SIM technology (eSIM) removes these barriers so companies can run their IoT programs with more flexibility and efficiency.
It also makes it easier for more companies to enter the IoT ecosystem. eSIM achieves this by enabling global coverage right out of the box and providing remote over-the-air (OTA) provisioning to activate connectivity or reconfigure services. This flexibility avoids the cost and complexity of managing multiple carriers and multiple SIM SKUs globally and eliminates any hard swap requirements. The services are also very resilient and can switch networks in the event of an outage, which prevents downtime. It is also easier to switch to a new service if the carrier sunsets its network.
When it comes to deploying in a large scale, such as with mobile Personal Emergency Response Systems (mPERS) or Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS), having a unified approach to connectivity that is global and stands the test of time can significantly help.
From a logistics standpoint, eSIM can eliminate the need to manage multiple SKUs by streamlining it to a single SKU. For provisioning and activation, a simple touch of a button can bring eSIM devices online and eliminate the need for expanded manpower to install and provision the devices.
Additionally, scaling globally is much simpler with eSIM because it would not be necessary to order region-specific SIMs.
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