Gemalto Intros 5G SIM Card
March 1, 2019
introduced the industry-first 5G SIM in order to meet operator
requirements for the new generation of network deployments which will
emerge in 2019. Compliant with the latest ETSI 3GPP specifications and
SIMalliance recommendations, the 5G SIM is defined by them as the
only solution capable of securing 5G network access. The Gemalto 5G SIM
brings not only improved data privacy and seamless 5G global roaming
imposed by the latest standards but is also the first to add enhanced
protection against hacking to anticipate future requirements.
By 2024, 5G network coverage is expected to reach 40% of the global
population, and will account for 1.5 billion subscriptions.
Leveraging the benefits of 5G, key use cases of the new SIM are set to
include enhanced mobile broadband, massive IoT applications, and
critical communication infrastructures.
The Gemalto 5G SIM will be available in all SIM form factors (removable
SIM, M2M SIM, eSIM), during the first half of 2019. Key benefits of the
new 5G SIM include full anonymization of end-to-end subscriber
identities thanks to onboard identity encryption; it eliminates the
potential to misuse such information to locate and trace individuals, or
collect personal data, and ensures mobile operators comply with
regulations such as GDPR. In addition, trusted environment resilience
will help operators secure the entire SIM lifecycle, eliminating
exposure to hacking attacks and accidental breaches. A seamless 5G
roaming experience is also supported, maximizing revenues and enhancing
the customer experience.
Gemalto has been working closely with key 5G industry stakeholders
around the world in the development of 5G SIM, through standardization,
prototyping and testing.
5G SIM provides the foundation of trust in this next generation mobile
network for operators and other stakeholders in the eco-system" said
Emmanuel Unguran, EVP Mobile Services & IoT Business Unit, for Gemalto.
"It will help operators unleash the full 5G potential, maximize their
network investments, and simplify new service deployment with full
backward compatibility to previous 3G/4G technology."
"Qualcomm Technologies has a longstanding relationship with Gemalto
focused on delivering mobile solutions with robust security," said
Gautam Sheoran, Senior Director, Product Management, Qualcomm
Technologies, Inc. "We are now extending this collaboration to allow
OEMs to easily develop exciting 5G devices with strong security, using
both Gemalto 5G SIM and our next generation flagship Qualcomm®
Snapdragon™ 855 Mobile Platform to pave the path for 5G
commercialization in 2019."
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