C Spire has partnered with Microsoft and augmented identity company IDEMIA to use embedded SIM (eSIM) technology in smartphones and tablets for companies and businesses.
eSIM offers a streamlined user experience for managing cellular connectivity for enterprises, enabling IT teams to provision, deploy and manage cellular connectivity through mobile device management. eSIM-enabled devices are quickly becoming the industry standard with shipments expected to grow from 224 million this year to 700 million in 2022, according to ABI Research.
C Spire will work with microsoft and EDENIA to use the eSIM orchestration hub to simplify integration in its wireless network. The hub handles all eSIM activation and provisioning workflows on the network and, by connecting to existing APIs, enables eSIM support without requiring major updates to billing and operating systems.
IDEMIA and Microsoft recently signed an agreement to help offer the convenience of eSIM technology to Windows 10 devices users. The partnership will see IDEMIA’s eSIM Orchestration Hub used to integrate with mobile network operator (MNO) networks to easily and quickly support eSIM on Windows 10 Enterprise devices.