Eco SIMS to Bring Innovation in the SIM Card Market

Posted On January 05, 2021     

SIM (Subscriber Identification Module) is a kind of integrated circuit that securely stores the IMSI (International Mobile Subscriber Identity) number and its related keys, which are used to identify subscribers on mobile devices. SIM cards are usually available with a memory capacity of 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB and are primarily used in CDMA phones, GSM Phones, satellite phones, etc.

SIM cards that previously could be removed may, over time, can be replaced by their embedded counterparts (eSIMs) due to technological advancements. Although the market experts expect removable SIM cards to enable a way of communication in short – to – medium term, eSIM is scheduled to take over due to their all associated benefits. E-SIMs has better accessibility and a level of convenience for everyone. An eSIM is easier to manage for customers if they travel, switch carriers, or upgrade their phones.

Orange Belgium launched support of eSIMs for residential customers earlier in the year and, leaping the SIM Card Market, has now introduced SIMs that are produced with 100% recycled plastic. The company has brought innovations that will significantly reduce its plastic consumption; the shift to eSIM cards will reduce Co2 emissions in tonnes. Its first half ID SIM cards already use only 2 tonnes of plastic possible due to its smaller size. This new type of SIM is an initiative by the company to reduce its environmental impact further. Orange Belgium has already seen an almost 80% reduction in its CO2 emissions since 2006, and the company is set to decrease it by 30% till the year 2023.

Eco SIM that has been introduced by the company is a first of its kind in the market and is anticipated to gradually replace current available SIM types due to environmental factors. They have high-quality residential and business standards for business customers, which allow the SIMs to be completely future proof. They have high reliability and connectivity, whatever the smartphone is being used, and the usage conditions. The eco SIM brought by the company is a novelty in the SIM Card Market and is one more solution towards decreasing environmental concerns of the world.

Reports indicate that increase in Eco Sims' use would lead to a reduction in CO2 emissions by 14 tonnes by the year 2023. As people are increasingly becoming conscious of plastics and their inherently harmful effects, eco-SIMs may be a sure hit and the future of the SIM Card Market.

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