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eSim gets going, ready to level mobile switching barriers

Friday 8 December 2017 | 11:20 CET | Author: Bart Garvelink | Background
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The eSIM is finally starting to reach the market. Microsoft launched this month its new Surface Pro laptop with LTE access over an eSim. Apple already offers an eSim on the iPad for some time and has now started selling the Apple Watch with mobile connectivity via an eSim. The mobile industry expects the Sim card to one day go the way of computer discs and CDs; sending a physical object like a Sim in the post is no longer done. If well managed, the eSim could also remove one of the traditional barriers to switching provider, especially for business users: the need to swap Sim cards. 

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