Quick definition: eUICC stands for Embedded Universal Integrated Circuit Card. It’s a component of a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card that lets you switch Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) Over-the-Air (OTA). This technology has been a game changer for cellular IoT because it simplifies global deployment and mobile machine-to-machine applications.
In IoT, it’s important to understand how different technologies impact your connectivity, integrations, and costs. In consumer situations, eUICCs are a cost-effective method of switching operator profiles. In the M2M use cases it requires an upfront investment to create new integrations and involves changing some of your systems.
Another option is to use multi-IMSI SIM cards that already provide several operator profiles that automatically switch when entering a country - while staying on the same communication platform.
At EMnify we enable manufacturers to build truly global IoT devices. If you have any questions relating to eUICCs and the best platform for enabling this technology, our team is always happy to help and offer advice.
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