DUBLIN–()–The “Embedded SIM (eSIM) Market – Growth, Trends, and Forecasts (2020 – 2025)” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The Embedded SIM (eSIM) Market is expected to register a CAGR of 15.47% over the forecast period from 2020 to 2025.

It’s been estimated that the Internet of Things (IoT) devices will become the largest connect category within the next few years, overtaking mobile phones. The eSIM helps these connected devices work and enables new types of devices with less compromise.

Companies Mentioned

  • Gemalto N.V. (Thales Group)
  • Giesecke+Devrient GmbH
  • STMicroelectronics N.V.
  • Infineon Technologies AG
  • Valid S.A.
  • Idemia (Advent International Corp)
  • Workz Group
  • Truphone Limited
  • Gigsky, Inc.
  • ARM Limited

Key Market Trends

Smartphone is Expected to Witness Significant Growth

As smartphone manufacturers continuously strive to make smaller, slimmer, and lighter devices with more features, space is at an absolute premium. The size of the Nano SIM card is about 12.30 mm in length and 8.80 mm wide. It also takes additional space associated with internal hardware and circuitry that needs to be accommodated. For many years, manufactures have had to design and adjust the physical SIM card via SIM card trays or other internal slots. The need for more durable and waterproof phones is expected to drive the removal of the physical SIM tray will drive the adoption of eSIM on smartphones. Remote Provisioning capabilities within the eSIM standard is expected to provide users with enhanced customer experience for activating and managing the phones.

Samsung’s inclusion of eSIM technology in its S20 range of devices is expected to positively impact the adoption of eSIM in smartphones, which was previously confined to limited brands such as Apple and Google. In August 2020, NXP Semiconductors N.V. announced that NXP’s embedded SIM (eSIM), Secure Ultra-Wideband (UWB) fine-ranging solution, as well as Secure Element (S.E.) and Near Field Communication (NFC) unit, are deployed in Samsung’s new Galaxy Note20 Ultra. Unlike the physical SIM cards that must be removed and replaced in new devices, NXP’s GSMA-compliant eSIM solution is integrated into a device, making remote SIM provisioning significantly easier and providing over-the-air SIM updates. The eSIM functionality comes with all Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra devices, excluding Japan, China, and Korea.

In July 2020, Vodafone Idea Ltd., India’s telecommunications service provider, made the availability of eSIM for Vodafone postpaid customers for eSIM compatible Apple devices including iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone S.E., iPhone X.S., iPhone XS Max, and iPhone X.R. The service is currently available in certain cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, and Gujarat. In March 2020, Jio has enabled support for its eSIM service on the Motorola Razr. With the eSIM service, Jio users will be able to access the Internet, make calls, and use other web-based applications on the smartphone. All the present Jio users could convert their physical SIM cards to eSIM without any extra charge. The eSIM service is applicable for both postpaid and prepaid connections.

North America is Expected to Hold Significant Share

North American region is expected to hold significant share as it is the first region that rolled out the support for eSIM, and major carriers in the region provide the eSIM service. In the United States, AT&T, T-Mobile, Truphone, Ubigi, and Verizon Wireless offers the support of eSIM functionality, whereas, in Canada, Bell, Freedom, Fido, Koodo, Lucky Mobile, Rogers, Telus, and Virgin provide the support. In January 2020, Telus and its sub-brand Koodo announced the support eSIM in Canada. The supported list of phones includes the iPhone 11 series and XS series, Google Pixel 3a and 4 series, Motorola Razr and Samsung Galaxy Fold. Among other devices such as smartwatches, laptops, and tables, the Samsung Galaxy Watch Series, Apple iPad Pro 11-inch, Surface Pro X supports the eSIM functionality offered by Telus and Koodo.

Key Topics Covered:


1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

1.2 Scope of the Study




4.1 Market Overview

4.2 Market Drivers

4.2.1 Advancements in the field of connected & M2M ecosystem

4.2.2 Growing demand for Smart devices

4.2.3 Ease of use and access provided by eSIM over traditional substitutes

4.3 Market Challenges

4.3.1 Security, Interoperability – Standardization issues

4.4 Market Opportunities

4.4.1 Highly positive forecasts for M2M adoption

4.5 Industry Stakeholder Analysis – Operator, OEM & System Integrators

4.6 Industry Attractiveness – Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

4.7 Impact of COVID-19 on the Connectivity Landscape

4.8 Coverage on e-SIM enabled device shipments globally (2018-2022)



6.1 By Application

6.1.1 Smartphones

6.1.2 Tablets & Laptops

6.1.3 Wearables

6.1.4 M2M (Industrial, Automotive, etc.)

6.2 Geography

6.2.1 North America United States Canada

6.2.2 Europe United Kingdom Germany France Rest of Europe

6.2.3 Asia-Pacific China South Korea Japan Rest of Asia-Pacific

6.2.4 Latin America

6.2.5 Middle East and Africa


7.1 Company Profiles



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