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SIM, eSIM and Secure Elements


Our 2019 secure element portfolio

Gemalto's secure elements* authenticate every device for secure applications and trusted value-added services. 

All our solutions are based on standards and deliver the highest security level to support the most sensitive services.

 

*A Secure Element (SE) is a tamper-resistant microprocessor-based platform. It acts as a vault. The SE securely hosts applications and stores sensitive data such as the user's credentials.

Classic SIM

Gemalto's SIM cards allow mobile operators (MNOs) to offer their customers a personalized, interoperable and removable platform compliant to the latest and most stringent standards. 

Depending on their size, their memory capacity, and functionalities, Gemalto offers a complete range of SIM cards, tailored following MNOs requirements, from advanced authentication and security (e.g. 5G SIM) to added-value services (e.g. roaming…).

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5G SIM

Discover the definition & benefits of a 5G SIM for 5G virtualized networks.

Discover the 5G SIM definition and benefits




Embedded SIM

The embedded SIM, aka eSIM (also called embedded UICC) is a new secure element compliant with GSMA specifications and designed to remotely manage multiple mobile network operator subscriptions.

Available in various form factors, either plugged-in or soldered, the eSIM is easy to integrate into any type of device.

More info on embedded UICC for Consumer Electronic devices

M2M SIM cards

Our Machine Identification Modules support applications in metering, remote management, and healthcare. 

The technology authenticates machines and secures long term communication across networks in harsh conditions to increase machine.

More info on M2M SIM cards

Embedded Secure Element

Embedded Secure Element (eSE) is a tamper-proof chip with different sizes and designs, embedded in any mobile devices (e.g. eSE for Samsung smartphones), that makes sure the data are stored in a safe place and information is given to only authorized applications and people. 

It is like a personal ID for the end-user and for the device itself. The eSE is multi-applicative (payment, transport, access control, corporate, etc…) and Gemalto has developed specific software to administrate and update it during the complete life cycle of the devices.

More info on eSE

Multi-tenant SIM

To extend services to newcomers in the mobile ecosystem, such as bankstransport operatorsgovernmental institutions…, Gemalto has designed a multi-tenant SIM, which is a multi-applicative secure platform. 

Customized as a lockbox, it allows each service provider to host securely its services in the advanced SIM card, that can be activated, personalized and managed remotely to make it easy to run revenue and loyalty-building services with absolute confidence.


More on Multi-tenant SIM

Card body and packaging solutions

Gemalto offers a large catalog of packaging products for consumer SIM cards and eSIM with an extensive choice of designs, materials, and dimensions. 

The company also offers a unique portfolio of card body shapes, precuts and key fobs to ensure visual appeal and greater differentiation.

More info on Card body and Packaging solutions

 

 Blog

  • Posted on Aug 02, 2019

    How Gemalto is staying at the forefront of eSIM innovation

    We’ve been ranked as the number one provider for hardware-based eSIM and eSIM management solutions. Here are seven key elements that helped us meet the mark.

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  • Posted on Feb 20, 2019

    How Android, the world’s most popular mobile OS, is preparing for eSIM

    eSIM support by Android-friendly device manufacturers will foster eSIM expansion worldwide.

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  • Posted on Nov 09, 2018

    4 ways Apple’s eSIM-ready iPhones will change the mobile industry

    The adoption of eSIM technology in the latest iPhones and in the iPad Pro is driving a disruptive wind of change over both the SIM and mobile industries.

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  • Posted on Jul 04, 2018

    eSIM simplified: a quick guide to consumer eSIM-ready IoT device activation | Default SM-DP+ address & Root Discovery Service | Blog series (3/3)

    In the third of our series we look at the role SM-DP+ and Root Discovery Service play in activating eSIM subscriptions, as an alternative to QR codes

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  • Posted on Jul 03, 2018

    eSIM simplified: a guide to consumer eSIM-ready IoT device activation via QR codes | Blog series (2/3)

    In the second of our eSIM simplified series we look into subscription activation through QR codes.

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  • Posted on Jul 02, 2018

    eSIM simplified: a guide to consumer eSIM-ready device activation | Blog series (1/3)

    There are 3 different options for mobile operators and OEM equipment vendors to remotely activate an eSIM .

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  • Posted on Mar 26, 2018

    3 reasons why eSIM is ready to make an impact in consumer IoT and M2M markets

    Learn about the most recent status of the eSIM following the announcements from the two main industry events

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 TRAINING

  • Mastering UICC cards for LTE networks

    Everything you need to know about (U)SIM Cards, Technologies, Security & Services

    Training agenda
  • Mastering SIM & USIM cards

    Everything you need to know about UICC Cards, Technologies, Security & Services

    Training agenda