As Microsoft and Qualcomm work on the next-generation of mobile computing with Always-Connected-PCs (ACPC's), a key component will be the development of eSIM technology going forward.
Fortunately, Microsoft and the global leader in Augmented Identity, IDEMIA just announced a partnership that will help offer the convenience of eSIM technology to Windows 10 device users in the near future.
According to the Financial Post, "the partnership will see IDEMIA's eSim Orchestration Hub used to integrate with mobile network operator (MNO) networks to easily and quickly support eSIM on Windows 10 Enterprise devices."
“IDEMIA’s eSIM Orchestration Hub is an excellent solution for MNOs looking to support Windows Enterprise eSIM devices without having to undergo significant upgrades to their network. That’s why we partnered with the IDEMIA team to enable faster and easier adoption of eSIM technology in Enterprises worldwide,” said David Lemson, Director of Program Management for Windows IoT and Networking, Microsoft.
As with most things, Microsoft these days, IDEMIA's eSIM Orchestration Hub is a cloud-hosted platform solution for the management of eSIM devices, which, in theory, should allow for a flexible end-to-end piece of software for IT Pros to manage that can be constantly be maintained.
As ABI Research predicts, Microsoft's partnership with IDEMIA couldn't come at a better time, with shipments of eSIM-enabled devices expected to from 224 million in 2018 to 700 million by 2022.