Packaging not only helps prevent tampering with the SIM card and content but also plays an important role in terms of brand promotion and differentiation.
Whether you require packaging that is ready for in-store display or targeted to highlight your eco-friendly approach, Gemalto has a large catalogue of packaging products with an extensive choice of designs, materials and dimensions.
Gemalto also offers a unique portfolio of card body shapes, precuts and key fobs to ensure visual appeal and greater differentiation. You can use the card body support to hold all your essential information such as logistic bar codes, ICCIDs, phone numbers or even the PIN/PUK values that can be optionally protected with a scratch label.
From Micro to Nano: dealing with the rapid evolution of SIM cards
Mobile devices and handsets are evolving faster than ever. Faster, thinner, more powerful, shinier, more colorful, even curved… the list is endless and opportunities abound.
But what lies at the heart of this revolution? The SIM card and the evolution of its form factor.
Handset manufacturers are increasingly adopting standardized MicroSIMs (the third form factor) which means that more operators are also embracing MicroSIM.
However, the latest iteration to hit the market (the NanoSIM, or 4FF) is creating a whole new challenge. As handset manufacturers start to move towards NanoSIMs, the question is how mobile operators will keep up?
Adaptors and combi cards have been designed to address the issue of multiple form factors, but this leads to complex and costly challenges of their own (logistics, inventory and order management issues).
There is clearly a need for a solution to bridge the form factor decision, which is why Gemalto has just announced SIMTrio, an innovative product to which simplifies this process of SIM management.
With SIMTrio, mobile operators don’t need to choose one form factor over another, and they don’t have to deal with costly and complex headaches. Instead, they can offer all three SIM options to their customer base. With three plugs to address all 2FF, 3FF and 4FF devices and two thicknesses to ensure full ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) compliance, SIMTrio is the solution to form factor challenges.
is at the forefront of digital security innovation for mobile communication,
with leading mobile operators from around the world starting to mass deploy its
UpTeq nano SIMs for the latest model of smartphones. Gemalto’s global network of
production facilities delivers best-in-class responsiveness and ability to scale
up quickly for multiple customers to meet global demand simultaneously.
We have been an active contributor in ETSI in the design of the new fourth generation form factor (4FF) which is now the certified standard for the industry. The new UpTeq nano SIM from Gemalto meets the ETSI standards for thinner and smaller physical footprint, and is ready for NFC and 4G LTE. It is also available with a handy cardbody design for easy handling by mobile operators’ subscribers while still allowing space for branding and artwork.
Nano Adapter is a convenient must-have accessory for Nano SIM cards. It allows
an easy insertion of MicroSIM and Plug-in as well as fast and simple usage.
Nano adapter enjoys from a smart design, which enables subscriber to have two adapters in one single support, offering unlimited backward compatibility with mobile handsets connectors supporting MicroSIM (3FF) and Plug-in (2FF).
Subscribers are not longer obliged to contact the call center or search a point of sale shop when they need to use another phone not supporting 4FF or simply when they need to transfer information to another device..
Sustainable development is a hot topic for the industry. The biggest global brands are recognizing the need to reduce their environmental impact as well as the importance of adopting and communicating on sustainable practices to show how socially and environmentally responsible they are.
In the telecoms business, several initiatives from associations and manufacturers are already underway to promote green energy and to make SIM cards more environmentally friendly. Gemalto has developed a new range of eco-friendly products that help reduce the environmental impact as well as a brand new program that enables customers to measure and offset carbon emissions through a voluntary donation.
Also called 3FF "third form factor", the Gemalto Mini UICC product is a standardized form factor that is smaller in size than a regular SIM. 3FF SIM card measures 12mm x 15mm and a regular SIM measures 15 mm x 25 mm. Gemalto has already shipped 3FF SIM cards to some operators in Europe and U.S.
As part of Gemalto’s ongoing quest for better ways to satisfy our customers, we have created SEED, a winning combination of smarter and smaller card bodies and packaging for markets that value sustainability. SEED uses brand new manufacturing technology for high-performance capacity.
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