World’s first 5G SIM announced

Gemalto first in the world to make 5G SIM available to unleash the potential of next-generation networks

World’s first 5G SIM announced. Source: unsplash.com

Gemalto announces the industry-first 5G SIM in order to meet operator requirements for the new generation of network deployments which will emerge in 2019. The 5G SIM is defined by them as the only solution capable of securing 5G network access. The Gemalto 5G SIM adds enhanced protection against hacking to anticipate future requirements.

By 2024, 5G network coverage is expected to reach 40% of the global population and will account for 1.5 billion subscriptions. Leveraging the benefits of 5G, key use cases of the new SIM are set to include enhanced mobile broadband, massive IoT applications, and critical communication infrastructures.

The Gemalto 5G SIM will be available in all SIM form factors (removable SIM, M2M SIM, eSIM), during the first half of 2019.

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