Embedded SIM (eUICC) allows mobile network operators (MNOs) and service providers (SPs) to take advantage of the rapidly growing and changing Machine-to-Machine (M2M) market. M2M refers to technologies that allow both wireless and wired systems to communicate with other devices of the same type. The M2M market is growing and evolving as the Internet of Things (IoT) concept becomes reality. As such, in a time of declining revenues from human consumers, M2M offers MNOs a new business opportunity to connect a multitude of devices with each other by using their networks.

But, there are several questions that need to be answered. For instance, how can MNOs differentiate from other connectivity providers? What value-added services can MNOs offer to their customers, on top of connectivity?

In addition, the M2M ecosystem is complex, with new customers from many different industries. This means that value-added services should address specific requirements of SPs regarding security, privacy, bandwidth and subscription management. This, in turn, leads to the question of how MNOs can act as a trusted party in this complex ecosystem while serving the needs of different customers. UL helps clear up these questions and guides M2M stakeholders, including MNOs and SPs, through their M2M strategies.

The embedded SIM (eUICC) plays a key role in growing the M2M market, as it provides key benefits for SPs who are targeting the M2M market.


The benefits of working with UL
M2M allows MNOs to target new types of SPs that they traditionally have never been able to view as customers. For these new SPs, the M2M market enables them to select the MNO service provider of their choice and switch that agreement to a better MNO subscription agreement during the life cycle of the product while it is still in the field. It is important for SPs to understand the relevance of the topic to their businesses so they can stay current, ensuring that they do not miss any opportunity.

For SPs, onboarding eUICC is a new challenge, where they learn how to develop, test and deploy their M2M solutions. UL can offer assistance to help resolve these challenges.

For MNOs, UL offers assistance with eUICC/M2M deployments, starting from defining requirement to design, through developing and implementing the eUICC.

Alongside that, MNOs and SPs can rely on UL’s test services, test tools and certification programs to roll out an implementation that is secure while also guaranteeing worldwide interoperability.

Not familiar with the latest developments? UL delivers training programs to increase knowledge of MNOs and SPs with regard to possibilities and challenges of eUICC implementations.

Rely on UL to provide you with insight and knowledge of:

  • The latest trends, developments and initiatives in the M2M domain
  • The challenges that MNOs and SPs face in terms of security, interoperability and service management, and how to manage these challenges
  • Architecture and requirements design to roll out eUICC technology

Key standards we are acutely aware of include:

  • GSMA Embedded SIM Remote Provisioning Architecture
  • GSMA Remote Provisioning Architecture for Embedded UICC Technical Specification
  • GSMA SAS Standard for Subscription Manager Roles
  • GSMA SAS Methodology for Subscription Manager Roles
  • GSMA Remote Provisioning Architecture for Embedded UICC Test Specification
  • GlobalPlatform eUICC Configuration
  • SimAlliance eUICC Profile Package: Interoperable Format Technical Specification