The Internet of Things field holds unending opportunities for all the mobile operators; latest example of which was seen lately when a few leading operators decided to launch a host of commercial solutions that are based on GSMA Embedded SIM Specification.
In a recent announcement, the GSMA stated that Tele2, Indosat and Telefónica, are the latest mobile operators to support the GSMA Embedded SIM Specification for over-the-air provisioning of M2M devices such as connected cars or smart meters. With the inclusion of these three mobile operators, the total number of mobile operators supporting GSMA Embedded SIM Specification has reached to 23 operators.
Most of the industry experts claim that adoption of a common, single and interoperable specification will dwindle the fragmentation and help the mobile industry to explore the IoT market that is expected to be worth $1.1 trillion by 2020.
The senior management team of GSMA is delighted to receive such amazing response from the industry. According to Alex Sinclair, Acting CTO & Director General, GSMA, “It’s clear that mobile industry seeks to opt for global standards that can help operators providing reliable, scalable and secure connectivity for a host of services like traffic lights, smart meters, and home security, among others.” Mobile operators can adopt this specification and capitalize on the endless opportunities available in the market, he further added.
Users willing to know more about the GSMA Embedded SIM Specification, can visit the official website of the company.