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Deutsche Telekom shows off nuSIM, an open eSIM aimed at IoT devices

In the run up to MWC, Deutsche Telekom has unveiled nuSIM, a new system that provides embedded SIM (eSIM) functions at a price-point suited for low-cost IoT devices. With a slew of partners onboard, the news comes as the MNO tries to position LTE as its primary LPWAN technology for long-life applications, to fend off the incursion from cheaper U-LPWAN options. Notably, no actually prices are discussed in the announcement, nor is a gesture towards the potential reduction in the cost of such modules. What is mentioned is the type of devices that DT anticipates making use of the technology, which are ‘mobile IoT applications with a long-life span, such as asset trackers or smart motion or temperature sensors.’ Now,…

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