Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Provisioning SIM cards in the new era of mobile broadband and connected devices

By Stuart Cochran, Evolving Systems
Monday 22 March 10

'Operators are finding that... the cost of pre-provisioning SIM cards in the network is growing.'

Today's wireless communications market is witnessing dynamic growth in mobile broadband, fuelled by the availability of new kinds of connected devices. Research firm, Strategy Analytics recently forecast that global active mobile broadband subscriptions via smartphones and other handsets, notebooks, netbooks and other consumer electronics would grow to 1.3 billion by end-2014, from 300 million in 2009. Key device categories driving this growth include computing-centric devices like laptops, notebooks and netbooks, and mobile handsets. Strategy Analytics expects that other consumer electronics devices - including personal navigation devices (PNDs), personal media players (PMPs), MP3 players, e-readers and video recorders - will reach 11% of total active mobile broadband subscriptions by 2014…

Today's wireless communications market is witnessing dynamic growth in mobile broadband, fuelled by the availability of new kinds of connected devices. Research firm, Strategy Analytics recently forecast that global active mobile broadband subscriptions via smartphones and other handsets, notebooks, netbooks and other consumer electronics would grow to 1.3 billion by end-2014, from 300 million in 2009. Key device categories driving this growth include computing-centric devices like laptops, notebooks and netbooks, and mobile handsets. Strategy Analytics expects that other consumer electronics devices - including personal navigation devices (PNDs), personal media players (PMPs), MP3 players, e-readers and video recorders - will reach 11% of total active mobile broadband subscriptions by 2014…

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