From programming an early Apple to gaining an MBA while having her first child, Julie Gibb, chief technology officer at Sim Local has clearly had a challenging yet rewarding career. But she says the bottom line is be ready to try new things. To read the in-depth snapshot, click here.
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We interviewed Julie Gibb, Chief Technology Officer at Sim Local on her thoughts and experiences about women in tech. To read the in-depth Q&A with Julie, click here.
It wasn’t too long ago that if you wanted to listen to your favourite artist’s new album, you had to pop into town and buy physical media (CDs or cassette tapes). That seems almost archaic today – now we can listen to just about any song we want in seconds simply by digitally downloading [...]
Sim Local, one of the largest providers of mobile sims in the travel sector, is targeting outbound passengers with the opening of a new departures store at London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5. The store will be located in Satellite B (post-security) at the gates and will open in the first quarter of 2021. To read [...]
Julie joined Sim Local as Chief Technology Officer in 2017, at a pivotal point in the company’s technology journey. She leads a team responsible for the technology services that underpin Sim Local’s retail business and retail channels across the globe. Julie has played a crucial role in the development of the next generation [...]
Simply put, an eSIM is an electronic SIM that is designed to supersede the physical SIM card that has slotted into phones and smartphones for decades. Unlike existing SIM cards, though, an eSIM is embedded into the device itself and cannot be removed and put in another phone or tablet. We caught up [...]
Lycamobile SIM cards now available at WHSmith Travel locations at six key British airports Travellers can buy and activate Lycamobile plans at the airport within seconds [London] [19 Oct 2020]: Lycamobile, the world’s largest mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) and part of the multinational Lyca Group, is proud to announce that it has [...]
Dodging the dockyard, Waite aligned with people first and found business usually follows Career openings in computer software were non-existent when Gary Waite, Head of eSIM Strategy at Sim Local, started job hunting. He’s since travelled the world and learned to get to know people’s objective then find a way to work [...]
Sim Local has appointed long-standing industry expert, Marcus Sly, as its Head of eSIM Business Development. Marcus, who joins Sim Local on 28th September, brings extensive knowledge and experience of the telecommunications sector, having worked in the industry for over 23 years. Prior to joining Sim Local, Marcus was Sales Director at IDEMIA [...]
Sim Local has officially launched its ‘UNITE’ eSIM platform providing all the core capability a mobile operator needs to be able to offer eSIM services to their customers. Working directly with operators and indirect partners worldwide, UNITE allows customers of those operators to purchase, activate, download and install eSIM subscriptions onto their mobile [...]
07 September 2020, London, UK: Today, Sim Local is reopening its retail store in arrivals at Terminal 2 Heathrow Airport, London. Having closed its retail store doors in March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this is an important milestone for the business and coincides with the business reintroducing representatives to assist partner [...]
Digital SIMs Make Phones Waterproof The Times, 25 August 2020 Smartphones could soon be waterproof as the need for physical SIM cards disappears, experts believe. One of the greatest obstacles in making phones waterproof has been protecting the holes in SIM-card trays. But tech giants such as Apple, Samsung and Google [...]
A POWERFUL AND COST-EFFECTIVE eSIM SOLUTION FOR MOBILE OPERATORS London UK, 17th August 2020: This month, Sim Local has officially launched its ‘UNITE’ eSIM platform providing all the core capability a mobile operator needs to be able to offer eSIM services to their customers. Working directly with operators and indirect partners [...]
Mobile News, August 2020 eSIM is the future of mobile according to SIM Local head of eSIM strategy Gary Waite eSIM is already revolutionising mobile. It has made connecting everyday mobile devices much easier and quicker. It has enabled new smaller device categories, such as smart-watches and fitness trackers. It has opened [...]
Vanilla Plus, July 2020 The GSMA and Mobile World Live’s ‘Moving to a Future Software World’ Week, which was held from 13th to 17th July represented a fantastic opportunity to discuss eSIM moving from a physical SIM card to a digital eSIM download. This software shift is set to transform the mobile industry, says Gary Waite, Head of eSIM Strategy [...]
Dual SIM & eSIM Whitepaper Dual SIM capability has been around for many years, but because of the requirement for two physical SIM slots on the device, the technology has only been popular in some regions. With the advent of eSIM and the temporary retention of the physical SIM slot in [...]
Enterprise Tranformed - TechPro, December 2019 "Our advice to others considering reinventing the way they do things to develop a digital product is this — I would strongly advise you pick your partners well. Also, build out a minimum viable product – this allowed us to fully test and operate the [...]
Sim Local Scores 100% for service levels at Heathrow Airport Heathrow Airport, London October 31st 2019: Sim Local, the travel technology company today announced that it has received full marks for its service levels at Heathrow airport. The monthly survey, which is independently undertaken by London Heathrow Mystery Shopping assesses customer service levels [...]
Travelwin Ranked 27th in Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2019 Travelwin attributes its growth to the rapid expansion of Sim Local, which helps Intercontinental travellers eliminate roaming charges by providing local network bundles. Dublin, 29th October 2019: Travelwin is delighted to announce that it has been ranked number 27 in the 2019 Deloitte Technology [...]
Sim Local Wins Gold at Future Digital Awards October 2019: Sim Local was selected as the winner of Juniper Research’s Future Digital Award for Retail Innovation: Best In-Store Technology 2019 Gold Winner for its proprietary SIMulator technology SIMulator is the first technology of its type which makes it possible to apply data, [...]
Julie Gibb, Sim Local Programme Director Shortlisted for People’s Choice Award London, October 2019: Julie Gibb, Programme Director at Sim Local has been shortlisted for the People’s Choice Award by the MVNOs Series. The People's Choice Award recognises outstanding achievement in the MVNO and eSIM categories. Julie has been recognised for demonstrating excellence in [...]
Sim Local Recognised as Best Solution Provider at MVNO World Congress -Judged as “the best and most innovative solution”- Amsterdam, May 2019: Sim Local, the independent provider of local network bundles to intercontinental travellers, has been recognised as the Best Solution Provider at the MVNO World Congress in Amsterdam for its propriety [...]