Etisalat to Launch eSIM within 6-Months; Demos eSIM enabled Connected Car

Etisalat to Launch eSIM within 6-Months; Demos eSIM enabled Connected Car Image Credit: GSMA

Etisalat will be launching eSIM commercially within the next six months, reports Gulfnews

The Operator has partnered with London-based eSim maker, QuarkSe and Croatian car manufacturer that develops and produces high-performance electric cars and drivetrain, Rimac to launch the first eSIM enabled electric car in the world. 

This is will also be the first time a supercar has been eSIM-enabled too, claims Etisalat. It adopts the new eSIM Phase 2 GSMA standard. The supercar with the eSIM download and its activation process is being demonstrated at GITEX 2016 in Dubai from 16th-21st October. 

QuarkSe said that eSIM will gradually replace the classic physical SIM card. It will enable a quick and easy activation process for a much wider array of devices than before – such as wearables, smart metering, smart city elements and cars as well as mobile phones, laptops and tablets.

Rashed Majed Al Abbar, Vice President Consumer Innovations of Etisalat
Etisalat is a market innovator and is pleased to work with partners such as RIMAC and QuarkSe to develop the new generation of connected cars. Etisalat is always in the forefront of innovation.

Luiz C. G. Silva, CEO of QuarkSe
We are in the frontiers of technology adoption aiming to deliver outstanding customer experience with our local profile assistant (LPA) software module. This is an epochal market shift - the eSIM will be present in 90% of the devices in 5 years; from wearables to cars and QuarkSe will support this transition to a more flexible mobile ecosystem.

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