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The future of eSIM in smartphones: are we at a turning point?

Momentum for eSIM in smartphones is accelerating – at least from an industry perspective. Apple and Samsung, two of the three largest OEMs in the world by smartphone unit sales, have introduced eSIM in their flagship smartphone models, while over 100 mobile operators offer eSIM services to their customers, spanning more than 50 countries across all regions but Africa.

That’s significant progress, but what lies ahead? Our new smartphone survey, covering 100 mobile operators worldwide, reveals important insights into the future of eSIM. We highlight five key takeaways, as well as crucial implications for eSIM stakeholders. Further insights and regional views are available from GSMA Intelligence.

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