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A bunch of telecoms predictions for 2019

It’s that time of year again and before we set about the food, booze and pressies with shameless abandon we decided to collate some predictions from the cognoscenti of our industry.

Google is expanding eSim reach beyond Fi

With connectivity taking a more prominent role, Google has tied more partnerships to support eSim on the Pixel 3, taking the business into international markets.

Connecting devices: Taking advantage of eSIM

Beyond smartphones, many more devices will be enabled by eSIM over the coming years. For example, the technology is likely to feature inside the multiple ‘smart’ devices in people’s homes.

Gemalto bags Qualcomm deal for PC eSIMs

Gemalto has announced a new partnership that will see its eSIM solution integrated into Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Mobile PC platform, another incremental step towards the reality of always-connected PCs.

Docomo pitches soft programmable eSIM

Japanese incumbent operator NTT Docomo said it intends to introduce Japan’s first embedded SIM in M2M devices. The eSIM is software programmable, meaning it can be used on the networks of various international operators.

Polls

What role will consumers expect telcos to play when COVID-19 is behind us?

  • As a reliable utility similar to the role they have managed to play during the pandemic (45%, 13 Votes)
  • Rolling out new technologies and services to support new customer behaviours (28%, 8 Votes)
  • Turning special service offerings during the pandemic into standard offerings (17%, 5 Votes)
  • As a digital platform that they have struggled to change into since the pre-COVID times (10%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 19

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