eSIM: Turkey’s new generation GSM technolgy

Turkey launched its next generation GSM technology, eSIM, on Thursday, marking a significant move forward in mobile communications.

According to Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailolu, the latest technology, which was created using domestic resources and cutting-edge technology, will be used in a variety of items, including smartphones, wearable technologies, machine-to-machine communication, and a variety of industrial goods.

The minister praised Turkey’s efforts to ensure that the internet and communication networks continue to provide uninterrupted services in line with increasing needs, pointing out that the pandemic has caused major changes in people’s lifestyles.

“Our information technology and communication authority deployed the relevant servers for eSIM systems in our country to comply with domestic requirements and GSMA standards,” Karaismailolu said.

“The eSIM programme can run on computers that have SIM capabilities. It can be installed and controlled remotely thanks to the chip. This technology can have a higher degree of security and safety than SIM cards.”

The eSIM application, according to Karaismailolu, will provide serious access and ease of use between machines and user devices.

Subscribers would be able to move operators without having to go to a dealer. Costs associated with device acquisition will be eliminated.”

He clarified that because of this technology, the SIM feature in vehicles and other devices would be unaffected by problems like vibration, impact, and moisture.

“Problems including purchasing, stocking, and installing the SIM card will be removed, as will unnecessary costs.”

Sensitive SIM card data will be used locally without allowing other countries access, and information security will be guaranteed, he said, adding that Turkey will have full control over sensitive data in the region.