Earlier this month Oasis Smart SIM hosted its webinar on the very subject to cover the latest updates on eSIM IoT for the use case in the automotive industry.
It looked at the market challenge, the technical answer focusing on two main features - Push and IPA - as well as specific market segment expectations for automotive.
The event was led by Oasis Smart SIM’s chief marketing officer Jean-Christophe Tisseuil; R&D technical director Jean-Christophe Vinatier, and Felix Meurer, Director for Connected Automotive Solutions at Tata Communication.
Here are just a few highlights of what the webinar will go into detail on….
When it comes to the automotive industry, there are 90 million new vehicles introduced each year and there were 125 million connected cars on the road by the end of 2022 – so there is a huge market of opportunity for providers.
The GSMA, which is a global organisation unifying the mobile ecosystem, initiated the need for a remote post-provisioning SIM solution – due to the centralised production in global economy and worldwide shipping.
The GSMA has initiated a dedicated group to specify eSIM IoT to cover use cases not in scope and even bot anticipated by eSIM M2M or eSIM Consumer.
GSMA eSIM IoT specification is expected in the first half of 2023 and associated certification requirements and processes in the second half 2023.
Trends in the automotive industry
Migration of services
One of the most discussed topics is the migration from existing solutions to the SGP31/32 which will see big changes for the automation industry.
The desire for slick personalised services is increasing and the SGP.21/22 for eSIM consumer will enable passengers to have their own personal eSIM as well as personal Wi-Fi hotspots.
Add to this the use of SGP.31/32 eSIM IoT reduces complexity for automotives by using DP+ and there will be no SM-SR needed, meaning cost savings.
Much more innovation
The webinar talked about what is new for the automotive industry for eSIM IoT architecture including new the introduction of new components including the eIM which is an eSIM IoT Remote Manager – a standalone component or part of a higher-level system – and the IPA – an IoT profile assistant, which can provide different functions to manage the euICC inside the IoT device.
eSIM IoT is bringing to screen free devices the same provisioning capability than the M2M specification but using the consumer architecture. The overall will of the ecosystem being to horizontalize the architecture and improve the interoperability.
New ES Interfaces are also being introduced to eSIM IoT which will offer great benefits to the system and easier integration and management.
The webinar also looked at advancements in PUSH deployment and how it works with the eSIM IoT architecture, which allows push mechanisms to the device and initiates a profile provisioning or management transaction.
If you would like to find out more about the functions of the components, interfaces and other updates and see how they compare, sign up to watch the Oasis Smart SIM webinar here: https://marketing.oasis-smartsim.com/esim-iot-webinar
About Oasis Smart SIM
Established in 2011, Oasis Smart SIM is a France and Singapore-based company simplifying Telcos, Service Providers and OEMs’ adoption of eSIM by providing a range of GSMA-certified eSIM infrastructures, platforms and services designed to simplify technology. Oasis Smart SIM is now a member of the GSMA and TCA (Trusted Connectivity Alliance), ranked by Counterpoint Research as the 6th Global eSIM Management Solution Provider in 2022.
Oasis Smart SIM is a subsidiary of Tata Communications Limited, a digital ecosystem enabler powering today’s fast-growing digital economy.