VP and GM Connectivity Arm

INTERVIEW: Vincent Korstanje, VP and GM Connectivity at Arm (pictured), tipped eSIM technology to be a key component in accelerating IoT, but urged operator collaboration to ensure devices were globally interoperable.

Speaking to Mobile World Live during its ‘Moving to a Future Software World’ Themed Week, Korstanje said eSIM is “important to lower the friction of IoT”.

“IoT is going to be very lofty and very big,” he said, but added there is still “a lot of effort” required to push the sector forward.

He noted the fundamental advantages eSIM and related technology iSIM present for IoT devices include enabling smaller form factors; lower power consumption; and instant device deployment, adding there is “no reason for the whole of cellular IoT to not have an eSIM.”

On operators, Korstanje said they “have to work together. That’s the key thing we’re trying to emphasise, it’s something that has to work across the world, and to work across the world we have to make sure all operators are working together to enable the management of eSIM”.

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