Report Overview

Juniper Research’s new eSIMs research provides a comprehensive evaluation of the demand for eSIM technology across 3 key sectors: consumer, industrial and public.

Our research provides an assessment of adoption and demand across each of these sectors; highlighting the main opportunities for market growth and development.

The research contains 2 key vendor analyses, with leading eSIM management platform providers and hardware manufacturers included in separate Juniper Research Leaderboards.

It also includes an analysis of complementary technologies and how they impact the development of the market, including integrated entitlement servers, LPWAN connectivity, iSIMs, 5G and remote SIM provisioning.

This research suite includes:

  • Deep Dive Strategy & Competition (PDF)
  • 5-Year Deep Dive Data & Forecasting (PDF)
  • Executive Summary & Core Findings (PDF)
  • 12 months' access to harvest online data platform
Key Market Statistics
Market size in 2021: $212m
Market size in 2025: $1.2bn
2021 to 2025 CAGR: 54.14%

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Key Features

  • Market Landscape & Trends Assessment: Extensive analysis of the market including:
    • Key devices, markets and use cases driving eSIM adoption.
    • The overarching issues limiting eSIM adoption and strategic recommendations for overcoming these obstacles.
    • Analysis of eSIM shipments: consumer sector, industrial sector, and public sector.
    • Evaluation of complementary technologies and how they impact the development of the eSIM market (including integrated entitlement servers, LPWAN connectivity, iSIMs, 5G and remote SIM provisioning).
  • Benchmark Industry Forecasts: Juniper Research’s 5-year forecasts provide a comprehensive view of the future of the ecosystem, including the number of eSIMs installed in connected sensors and devices, shipments of eSIM modules and market revenue. These forecasts cover 8 global key regions and 22 key country markets:  
    • Australia
    • Belgium
    • Brazil
    • Canada
    • China
    • Denmark
    • France
    • Germany
    • India
    • Italy
    • Japan
    • Mexico
    • Netherlands
    • Norway
    • Portugal
    • Russia
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Korea
    • Spain
    • Sweden
    • UK
    • US
  • Juniper Research Leaderboards: 19 leading platform providers and 12 leading hardware manufacturers compared, scored, and positioned on dedicated Juniper Research Leaderboards:
  • 19 management platform providers – CSG, Ericsson, Eseye, Evolving Systems, G+D, Gigsky, iBASIS, IDEMIA, Kigen, KORE Wireless, Monty Mobile, Movenda, Sierra Wireless, Telit, Thales, Top Connect, Truphone, VALID and Workz.
  • 12 hardware manufacturers – Beijing Huahong, Eastcompeace Technology, E-Kart, G+D, IDEMIA, Kigen, NXP Semiconductors, STMicroelectronics, Thales, VALID, Workz and Wuhan Tianyu.
  • Interviews with leading players across the value chain, including:
    • 1oT
    • Ericsson
    • Eseye
    • Evolving Systems
    • G+D
    • IDEMIA
    • Kigen
    • KORE Wireless
    • Monty Mobile
    • Movenda
    • Sierra Wireless
    • Telit
    • Thales
    • Truphone
    • VALID
    • Workz

Key Questions Answered

  1. How much will the eSIM market be worth by 2025?
  2. Who are the leading eSIM management platform providers?
  3. Which sector will experience the greatest growth of adoption?
  4. What are the key opportunities in the growing market over the next 5 years?
  5. How many eSIMs will be installed in connected devices and sensors by 2025?

Companies Referenced

Interviewed: Ericsson, Eseye, Evolving Systems, G+D, IDEMIA, Kigen, KORE Wireless, Monty Mobile, Sierra Wireless, Telit, Thales, Truphone, VALID, Workz Group.
Case Studied: 1oT.
Included in Juniper Research eSIM Hardware Manufacturers Leaderboard: Beijing Huahong, Eastcompeace Technology, E-Kart, G+D, IDEMIA, Kigen, NXP Semiconductors, STMicroelectronics, Thales, VALID, Workz, Wuhan Tianyu.
Included in Juniper Research eSIM Management Platform Providers Leaderboard:
CSG, Ericsson, Eseye, Evolving Systems, G+D, GigSky, iBASIS, IDEMIA, Kigen, KORE Wireless, Monty Mobile, Movenda, Sierra Wireless, Telit, Thales, Top Connect, Truphone, VALID, Workz.
Mentioned: 450 MHz Global Alliance, A.T. Kearney, Accenture, AirBolt, Airtel Africa, Alcuris, Alfa Orascom Telcom, Alif Semiconductor, Alpha Pharma Services, Alstom Group, Altair Semiconductor, Amazon, Amdocs, América Móvil, Apple, Applus Laboratories, AREVA, Arkessa, Arm Holdings, Arrow Electronics , Artificial Solutions, AT&T, Atos, Audi, Avionica, Batelco, Bell Canada, Bharti Airtel, Biotecture, BMW, Bosch, Bridge Alliance, Brightsight, BSNL, BT, Bull, Burkhard, Card Centric Limited, Cavil Wireless, CEC (China Electronics Corporation), CENX, Changan, Charge Your Car, Charter Communications, China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, Chunghwa Telecom, Cisco, CITC (Communications and Information Technology Commission), Claro, Colorplast, Com4, Comcast, Connected Development, Continental, Costa Coffee, Cradlepoint, CSF, Dell, Denso, Deutsche Telekom, Dialog, Digi, DISH, DMET (Directorate of Marine Engineering & Technology), DMI, DTAC, Du, DXC Technology (CSC), dz card, Eastcompeace Technology, Eastlink, Econet, Eczacıbaşı Holding, EDS, EE, Ekatra, Electric Power, Enel, Envivio, Ericpol, Etisalat, ETSI, eWaterPay, Expresso, FarEasTone, FASSI, FIDO Alliance , Fine EquinITy, FloLive, Formula 1, Funkwerk AG, FYI Television, GateTel, Genaker, Genie & Plus Consulting, GigSky, Gilbarco Veeder-Root, GlobalPlatform, Google, GSMA, Haltian, Harman, Harvard Business School, HEC Paris, Hitachi Solutions , Homido, HP, HTC, Huawei, Hutchison, Hyundai, ICON, Indosat Ooredoo, Infineon, Inkript, Inmarsat, INSEAD, Intel, Intelisys, Investor AB, Investor Growth Capital Inc, IoT M2M Council, Ivey School of Business, Java, Jawwal, Jersey Telecom, Jio, JT Group Limited, Just Checking, Kathrein, KDDI, KIOSK, KPN, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, KuKua, Land Rover, Lebara Mobile, LG, Linux, Linxens, Liveable Cities, Lochbridge, LUCI, Lufthansa Industry Solutions, Lyca Mobile, Maroc Telecom, Mastercard, Maximus, McKinsey & Co Inc, McLloyd, Mediacom, Megafon, Microsoft, Miele, Millicom, M-KOPA, Mob, Mobidia, Mobifone, Mobily, Monty Holding, Motorola, M-PESA, MTN, MTX Connect, Murata, NASDAQ, New Leaf Service Contracts, NewMotion, NodePrime , Novare Kapital AB, NTT Docomo, O2, Oberthur Technologies, Oculus, OMA SpecWorks, OMERS Ventures, OnGo Alliance, Oppo, Orange, Ovarro, Patricia Industries, Pelion, Philips, Placecast, Plus, Pod Group, Positec, PRGX Global, Inc, PSB (Paris School of Business), Qualcomm, Rakuten, React Mobile, Realtek, Redknee, Rhino Conservation Bostwana, Rhodia, Richardson RFPD, Riscure, Rogers Cantel Wireless, Rovers, Safari, Samsung, SAP, SaskTel, ScaleUP Venture Partners, Sequans, Setefi, SEVEN Networks, Shell, Siemens, SIMAlliance, Simulity Labs Ltd, Singtel, SKYTRAC Systems, Smart, Softbank Group , SolarNow, Somtel, Sony, Spidertracks, Sprint, SSE, State of California DMW, STC (Saudi Telecom Company), Sternum, Stone Technologies, Streetline, Sunrise Technologies, SWAN, Swisscom, Synopsys, TalkTalk, Tampnet, Taoglas, Tata Consultancy Services, TCA, TCA (Trusted Connectivity Alliance), TCG (Telecom Consulting Group), Tech Mahindra, Telarus, Tele2, Telecom Italia, Telefónica, Telenet, Telenor, Telia, Telna, Telstra, TELUS, The Alliance Partners, The Red McCombs School of Business, Thermigas, TIM, Timelessmind, T-Mobile, Tongxin Microelectronics, Toyota, Tracfone, TrapMe, Trasna, UL LLC, University of São Paulo , University of Texas, University of Western Ontario, Uros, VDS Racing, Venpay, Verizon, Vestas, VidScale, Viettel, Village Infrastructure Angels, Virgin Media, Virocom, VISA, Vivo, Vodafone, Volkswagen, Western University, Wi-Fi Alliance, Wind, WTG, XH Smart Tech, Xiaomi, XL Axiata, Zain, Zeiss, Zong 4G.

Data & Interactive Forecast

Juniper Research’s eSIMs forecast suite includes:

  • Consumer market split by:
    • Smartphones
    • Tablets
    • Desktops & Notebooks
    • HMDs (Head Mounted Devices)
    • Consumer Wearables
    • Connected Consumer Vehicles
    • Smart Meters
  • Industrial market split by:
    • Agriculture
    • Connected Logistics
    • Manufacturing
    • Mining
    • Oil & Gas Production
    • Retail (POS)
  • Public Sector market split by:
    • Smart Parking
    • Smart Street Lighting
    • Smart Traffic Management
  • Each market split contains forecasts for: 
    • Number of Connected Devices/Sensors
    • Number of eSIMs Installed in Connected Devices/Sensors
    • Number of Connected Devices/Sensors with eSIMs Installed Leveraging eSIMs for Connectivity
    • Platform Revenue from Connected Device/Sensor eSIM Management
    • Shipments of Connected Device/Sensor eSIM Modules
    • Revenue from Connected Device/Sensor eSIM Module Shipments
    • Market Value of Connected Device/Sensor eSIMs
  • Access to the full set of forecast data of over 300 tables and over 68,000 data points.
  • Interactive Excel Scenario tool allowing the user the ability to manipulate Juniper Research’s data for 5 metrics.Juniper Research’s highly granular interactive Excels enable clients to manipulate

Geographical splits: 22 countries

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Interactive Excels (IFxl): Our IFxl tool enables clients to manipulate both forecast data and charts, within an Excel environment, to test their own assumptions using the Interactive Scenario Tool and compare selected markets side by side in customised charts and tables. IFxls greatly increase a clients’ ability to both understand a particular market and to integrate their own views into the model.

Forecast Summary

Juniper Research forecasts that the number of eSIMs installed in connected devices will increase from 1.2 billion in 2021 to 3.4 billion in 2025; representing a growth of 180%. eSIMs are modules that are embedded directly into devices; providing cellular connectivity and storing multiple network operator profiles.
  • The consumer sector will account for 94% of global eSIM installations by 2025. Established adoption of eSIM frameworks from consumer device vendors, such as Apple and Google, will accelerate the growth of eSIMs in consumer devices ahead of the industrial and public sectors. Global eSIM deployments across all consumer verticals will increase by 170% over the next four years, with widespread adoption reliant on backing from network operators. Juniper Research urges manufacturers to place pressure on operators to support eSIM frameworks and accelerate market maturation.
  • However, fragmentation of hardware vendors in the cellular IoT device market will necessitate each vertical to adopt a combination of wireless technologies, hardware, and management tools. In turn, specialist vendors will emerge that provide robust eSIM form factors for industrial environments.
  • Three key areas of focus for eSIM adoption in the industrial sector will arise: oil and gas, manufacturing and logistics. The development of rugged form factors will position vendors well to capitalise on the market, as eSIM installations in these verticals grows from 28 million units in 2021, to 116 million by 2025.
  • Ultimately, ensuring convenience for the end user must remain the top priority for eSIM management platform providers. To do so, platform providers must provide a level of service comparable to that found with traditional SIM deployments. North America Latin America West Europe Central & East Europe Far East & China Indian Subcontinent

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Research Details

Juniper Research
Scarlett Woodford
Sustainability & IoT
8 Key Regions - includes North America, Latin America, West Europe, Central & East Europe, Far East & China, Indian Subcontinent, Rest of Asia Pacific and Africa & Middle East
Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, UK, USA

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