A new whitepaper authored by Transforma Insights and sponsored by Quectel has revealed how embedded and integrated SIMs (eSIM and iSIM) can achieve cost efficiencies for IoT deployments.
The paper, titled ‘Using eSIM and iSIM will save money for IoT deployments’ reveals that the analyst firm expects the technologies to enable 8-13% savings to be made on lifetime connectivity per device spending by enterprises.
Key findings of the extensive study into the eSIM, iSIM and remote SIM provisioning (RSP) ecosystem include that on average eSIM devices cost 8% less over the lifetime of the device on a like-for-like basis than those using plastic removable SIMs.
If that eSIM is part of an integrated module the saving increases to 11% and even greater benefits come from iSIM, which is on average 13% cheaper than a plastic removable SIM.
The whitepaper goes on to detail nine cost elements that are directly influenced by selection of different forms of eSIM, iSIM, RSP or subscription management. It also details 30 current use cases in which SIM approach and technology selection can have an impact on cost.
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