5: I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for eSim! w/ Suresh Batchu
SIM cards are widely used across cellular networks, and they require tedious steps to activating new devices, changing phone numbers, or changing networks. These issues are compounded in company-owned technology — each time a device changes networks or phone numbers, the SIM must be reprovisioned or replaced altogether. But a new solution is emerging, called eSIM. With this new process, the SIM is no longer stored on a removable hardware, but it is actually embedded within the device itself, and it can be reprovisioned remotely. How far out is this solution? Some devices manufacturers, such as Google and Apple, are already putting eSIM within their new devices, according to Suresh Batchu, CTO & co-founder at MobileIron. He came on this episode of rethink:IT to share how eSIM technology will impact enterprise IT and end-user efficiency.