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Forget the eSIM saga, now DT is eliminating the SIM card altogether

The transition from single-device SIM cards, activated by the operator; to embedded, remotely controllable SIMs has been a painful one, leaving MNOs faced with the loss of their primary means of control and monetization of their subscribers. However, the huge number of devices envisaged for the Internet of Things has made a new SIM approach inevitable, hence the broad support for the GSMA-led Embedded SIM (eSIM) specifications. But now, Deutsche Telekom is shifting the goalposts again, with the development of nuSIM, which eliminates the separate physical SIM card altogether. The German telco is working with various partners – mainly specialists in IoT chipsets and security – on the project, which aims to move all the SIM functionality from the physical…

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