In the current Internet of Things era where all things are connected, more and more devices are connected to the network. While bringing many conveniences, it also puts forward higher requirements for network security. With the large-scale commercialization of 5G, a large number of devices are connected to the network, and richer application scenarios appear. Nowadays, traditional SIM cards can no longer meet the needs of diversified application scenarios in the 5G era. In the 5G era, eSIM is more suitable for the current development of cellular communications in the Internet of Things. In the long run, it is also expected to replace the traditional SIM card solution. It can be said that the value and prospects of eSIM are immeasurable.
Recently, Infineon held an online media exchange meeting to introduce its rich eSIM solutions in detail. As a veteran manufacturer with more than 20 years of experience in the SIM card chip market, Infineon took the lead in deploying car-level eSIM in the automotive field in 2008. At present, Infineon is able to provide users with a comprehensive eSIM product portfolio, which is suitable for consumer-grade, industrial-grade and automotive-grade applications, and can meet the needs of different applications.
At the media exchange meeting, Ms. Liu Tong, Regional Marketing Manager of the Internet of Things Security Product Line of Infineon Technology Security Interconnect System Business Unit Greater China, deeply analyzed the development trend and cutting-edge applications of the eSIM market, and shared the latest OPTIGA of Infineon online ™ The core advantage of Connect eSIM solution.
The new OPTIGATM Connect eSIM solution is here
At present, the fragmentation of the Internet of Things market brings cumbersome procedures, complex procedures, and low cost performance to the testing and commercialization of eSIM. In response to this pain point of OEM customers, Infineon has launched a one-stop OPTIGA™ Connect eSIM solution, which truly achieves a complete package of hardware and software, plug and play, and provides users with extremely convenient, easy-to-use and efficient Solutions to accelerate the introduction of products to the market.
The new OPTIGA™Connect eSIM solution is divided into two product forms, which can cover consumer-level applications and IoT applications. OC1110 is aimed at consumer electronic devices, including smart phones and smart watches. OC2321 is geared towards IoT devices.
In the field of consumer applications, the new OPTIGA™ Connect eSIM solution can be said to further expand Infineon’s embedded SIM (eSIM) product lineup, and the solution fully supports all GSMA standards from 3G to 5G, and can safely Perform login authentication for the contracted operator network. Moreover, its package size is only 2.9×2.5×0.4 mm, which is equivalent to one-thirtieth of the traditional SIM card plus card slot. Thanks to its compact appearance, it is the perfect partner for smart phones, tablets and other smart terminal devices.
In detail, consumer-grade mobile devices with built-in integrated eSIM cards are ideal for switching mobile networks. In actual use, users can switch mobile network operators at any time without changing the SIM card. In this way, consumers can use different rates according to different countries, or choose more preferential services.
So on the whole, the applications brought by OPTIGA™Connect eSIM in the consumer field can be said to be very comprehensive. It can not only provide a smaller size embedded SIM card for digital terminal equipment, but also greatly enhance the security of terminal equipment.
Next, let’s take a look at the application of the Internet of Things. Ms. Liu Tong, Regional Marketing Manager of the Greater China Internet of Things Security Product Line of Infineon’s Security Interconnect System Division, said that 5G and IoT are gradually becoming mainstream and will be fundamentally accelerated. With the deployment of cellular networks, the demand for eSIM for IoT applications is also expected to increase substantially. Application areas also include scenario-based applications such as logistics, telemedicine and wearable devices, commercial fleet management, and smart cities. To this end, for the complex IoT devices and applications, Infineon has introduced a comprehensive one-stop eSIM solution-OPTIGA™Connect eSIM IoT solution.
Its biggest feature is that it can help realize pre-integrated cellular network coverage independent of operators in more than 200 countries and regions. And it can support more than 640 mobile operator network connections, and the security is also in line with GSMA standards. Infineon can now provide a variety of packages. At present, the mainstream package for IoT devices is 5mm×6mm. The size and robustness are in line with mainstream application requirements.
So how does Infineon support the network connections of more than 640 operators in more than 200 countries and regions around the world? Ms. Liu Tong, regional market manager of the Internet of Things security product line in the Greater China Security Interconnection System Division of Infineon Technology, said that Infineon actually cooperated with India’s largest operator Tata Communications two years ago. Tata Communications has a MOVE™ eSIM Hub platform. It has cooperation agreements with operators in many countries. This platform can provide solutions for enterprise users, OEM users, chipset and module manufacturers and other 2B users, and can support and meet all equipment requirements. Infineon’s OPTIGA™ Connect IoT solution is also preset with the initial module of Tata Communication.
Where is Infineon’s advantage?
Earlier we mainly mentioned the advantages of eSIM and the application of Infineon’s OPTIGA™ Connect eSIM solution in various fields. Compared with other eSIM vendors, where are Infineon’s own advantages? In this regard, Ms. Liu Tong, regional market manager of the Internet of Things Security Product Line of Infineon Technology’s Security Interconnect System Division, believes that first of all, Infineon’s products meet the latest GSMA specifications and support the latest 5G specifications. The industry’s highest standard CC EAL4+ safety certification, the package is also very small, this is the basic advantage. Secondly, Infineon’s solutions also have the advantages of high quality, ease of use and wide connectivity.
High quality: The core of OPTIGA™ Connect IoT is the SLM series of safety controllers, which have been available in the market since 2008, with shipments exceeding 100 million levels and have been recognized by mainstream industrial and IoT OEM customers worldwide.
Ease of use: One-stop software and hardware turnkey solutions, plug and play. The end-to-end solution integrates leading hardware and the most advanced GSMA-compliant operating system software, and presets the initial code number in the IoT-oriented solution. Now Infineon offers a complete and full range of eSIM product portfolios, suitable for consumer, industrial and automotive grades. So far, Infineon has enjoyed a leading market position in industrial and automotive applications, with cumulative shipments exceeding 100 million units.
Allows IoT devices to connect to mobile networks around the world: OPTIGA™ Connect IoT presets the initial connection code number of TATA, which can provide connections to more than 200 countries and regions around the world, bringing users excellent global network coverage.
Will eSIM replace traditional SIM?
In this media sharing session, Ms. Liu Tong, regional market manager of the Internet of Things Security Product Line of Infineon Technologies’ Greater China Security Interconnection System Division, expressed that eSIM is the preferred solution for connecting IoT devices to the Internet through a cellular network. For consumer-grade mobile devices, eSIM cards are also expected to replace detachable SIM cards in the long run. Ms. Liu Tong also gave a detailed explanation.
In the next 5-10 years, eSIM and SIM will be in a state of coexistence and will not be completely replaced. But in the long run, in some scenarios, eSIM may “replace” the SIM card. With the development of science and technology, this will also be a gradual migration process. Shipments of SIM cards will decrease, while shipments of eSIM will increase. Among them, the SIM card is mainly used in mobile phones. This part of the mobile phone stock users may always use the SIM card. However, due to the vigorous development of the Internet of Things market and the diversification of application scenarios, the capacity of the entire market will become larger and larger, and more and more eSIM devices will be produced. Finally, with the development of 5G technology, the selling point of more mobile phone manufacturers is “non-porous” to make mobile phones more beautiful. Due to the new functional requirements or the miniaturization of IoT devices, the market potential of eSIM is actually It is getting bigger and bigger.
The OPTIGA™ Connect eSIM solution launched by Infineon is mainly for IoT applications and consumer applications. It hopes to help customers and OEMs make their products smaller, more beautiful, easier to use, and more robust. The quality is better. Although eSIM cannot completely replace traditional SIM in a short time, eSIM will have more potential in the future.
On the whole, the current 5G cellular network growth rate is a very fast market, and China is in a very forward-looking position in 5G. Infineon is very optimistic about the market prospects of eSIM in China. Infineon has eSIM solutions suitable for different applications such as consumer, industrial and automotive grades, which can realize secure connections. The newly launched OPTIGA™ Connect eSIM solution is mainly divided into two types: one is for consumer electronic devices, and the second is for IoT devices and applications. It can be said that the applications covered are all-round. Through this sharing by Ms. Liu Tong, the regional market manager of the Internet of Things Security Product Line of Infineon Technology’s Security Interconnect System Business Unit Greater China, we learned about Infineon’s comprehensive solutions in the eSIM field and their unique insights. In the future, Infineon will continue to expand and enrich our product line, provide high-quality software and hardware products and easy-to-integrate solutions, and continue to play a leading role in related fields.