What is an eSIM for 5G? 

An eSIM for 5G allows devices to be connected to 5G networks around the world without switching SIM cards. This means greater speeds, coverage, and responsiveness no matter where the device is. 

Changes in eSIM Technology

eSIM is an innovative approach to global connectivity that allows for zero-touch provisioning, which removes the need for physically swapping out SIM cards.  It has the opportunity to transform the way industries and companies use devices for modernized connection by removing friction in global, future-proofed connectivity. With 5G emerging and 2G and 3G networks sunsetting, the need for a unified approach to a shifting connectivity landscape makes eSIM for 5G networks an appealing technology.  

Why is 5G a Big Deal?

Forward Compatibility

A defining capability of 5G is that it is designed for forward compatibility—the ability to flexibly support future services that are unknown today. eSIM for 5G options has the potential to contribute to the mass deployment of routers with a cellular interface. Since no physical SIM card would need to be manually inserted in each device, this new process would require notifying the eSIM’s ICCID to the carrier, while the router does everything else.

Improved Data Transfer Speed

5G is faster than preceding cellular networks. This has an impact to enterprises and industries by allowing new applications of data transmission in myriad ways. Applications can run in near real-time and data compute can be driven out to the edge for significantly faster analytics and decision making. 

Increased Device Capacity

As the number of devices in the world increases, current networks don’t have the bandwidth to support the exponential growth that is expected. 5G has much higher bandwidth and consequently, increased device capacity. IoT is all about device connection and collaboration. 5G is a critical part of building more advanced IoT technology because it has the power to sustainably run billions of devices.

Lower Latency

Latency is how long it takes for devices to respond to an action or request. Lagging can cause issues with remote work or work that requires a great deal of precision. Lower latency means that data transfers happen in near real-time and with greater accuracy. 

Near real-time reactions can be a matter of life and death in some industries, such as surgical healthcare, automated transportation, telematics, and more. Even among average consumers, smart cars require precision. Lower latency is both more convenient and safer, which makes 5G IoT considerably important for both today’s advancements and the future. 

Get Ahead With SIMON IoT

SIMON IoT offers a range of networks to choose from, including eSIM for 5G. With our global SIM cards, you’ll be able to access 4G/LTE and 5G technology. You can also track your data usage, speed, and more to create a customizable plan, meaning you only need to pay for what you use. Learn more about our IoT SIM cards today and see what type of network option will work best for your needs.