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 eSIMs research provides an assessment of eSIM 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 eSIM hardware manufacturers included in separate Juniper Research Leaderboards. It also includes an analysis 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.

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
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Key Features

  • Market Landscape & Trends Assessment: Extensive analysis of the eSIMs 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 eSIMs 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 eSIM management platform providers and 12 leading eSIM hardware manufacturers compared, scored, and positioned on dedicated Juniper Research Leaderboards:
  • 19 eSIM 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 eSIM 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 eSIM adoption?
  4. What are the key opportunities in the growing eSIM 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 eSIM market split by:
    • Smartphones
    • Tablets
    • Desktops & Notebooks
    • HMDs (Head Mounted Devices)
    • Consumer Wearables
    • Connected Consumer Vehicles
    • Smart Meters
  • Industrial eSIM market split by:
    • Agriculture
    • Connected Logistics
    • Manufacturing
    • Mining
    • Oil & Gas Production
    • Retail (POS)
  • Public Sector eSIM 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 expects that the total annual spend by telecommunications operators on MEC will reach $11.6 billion in 2027, up from $5.4 billion in 2022; a CAGR of 16.7% across the forecast period.
  • The report predicts that over 3.4 million MEC nodes will be deployed by 2027; rising from less than 1 million in 2022. It identified autonomous vehicles and smart cities as key beneficiaries of increasing MEC roll-outs by enabling the handling of data generated by connections in these markets to be processed at network edges. This will reduce network strain by decreasing the physical distance that cellular data will need to travel. The report found that operator partnerships with agile technology companies, such as AWS, IBM and Microsoft, will be essential in achieving this growth of MEC node roll-outs. It forecasts that over 1.6 billion mobile users will have access to services underpinned by MEC nodes by 2027; rising from only 390 million in 2022.
  • Moreover, mobile cloud computing is anticipated to the be a highly valued MEC service amongst mobile users over the next five years. By migrating processing power to the cloud, via MEC nodes, users will benefit from faster processing power and devices with smaller form factors. Additionally, the report predicted that the delivery of digital content, including video streaming, cloud gaming and immersive reality, will benefit from the geographical proximity of MEC nodes and will increase the value proposition by improving video caching and computational offload. It urged operators to maximise the user reach of MEC by focusing on urban deployments first.

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Research Details

Juniper Research
Scarlett Woodford
Operators & Providers
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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