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2209, 2020

IoT Now Life Lessons

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 together. To read the full interview with Gary, click here

2209, 2020

SIM LOCAL ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF HEAD OF eSIM BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

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 and Giesecke & Devrient, where he supplied SIM cards and SIM based solutions from Tier One to Tier Four MNO and MVNOs worldwide. Throughout his career, Marcus has been at the forefront of the technology development and supply in 5G, eSIM Consumer and IoT. Marcus started his career in the Royal Navy, were he served as an Engineering Officer specialising in Communications, Radar and Sonar systems. Killian Whelan, Founder and CEO at Sim Local, commented: “It’s a pleasure to welcome Marcus to Sim Local. With over 20 years’ experience in the sector, he brings a [...]

1809, 2020

Sim Local launches ‘UNITE’ platform

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 devices. An associated low CapEx and Pay As You Grow commercial model makes it an easy decision for operators to buy from Sim Local rather than building eSIM capability themselves. To read the full article from Total Telcom, click here. 

1009, 2020

SIM LOCAL REOPENS RETAIL STORE AT HEATHROW T2

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 sales in WHSmith. Sim Local is one of the world’s largest prepaid local SIM providers to intercontinental travellers, offering a range of plan options enabling them to stay seamlessly connected whilst abroad. Andrew McClellan, Chief Business Development Officer at Sim Local, comments: “We are delighted to be re-opening our T2 store at Heathrow Airport today, after being closed for nearly six months. This is a hugely positive step for our retail business and the wider outlook for the retail and travel market, as international travel begins to pick back up again. We are introducing screens, [...]

2808, 2020

Digital SIMs Make Phones Waterproof

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 are making sure their new models work with digital SIM cards, which are simply downloaded on to the phone. Gary Waite, of Sim Local, which provides prepaid local SIM cards to international travellers, said phones would soon come without a tray. This will also help to ensure they are waterproof. “The holes like the one for the speaker can all be made waterproof quite easily,” he said. “But the SIM tray is a real problem as if you get water in there, that’s really bad news.” Digital SIM cards will also allow people travelling abroad [...]

2108, 2020

SIM LOCAL LAUNCHES ‘UNITE’ PLATFORM

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 worldwide, UNITE allows customers of those operators to purchase, activate, download and install eSIM subscriptions onto their mobile devices. An associated low CapEx and Pay As You Grow commercial model makes it an easy decision for operators to buy from Sim Local rather than building eSIM capability themselves. The GSMA predicts that by 2025, 35% of all smartphone network connections will be made using eSIM technology.  Even in two years’ time, 10% of those connections will be via eSIM. This shift – moving from a physical SIM card to a digital eSIM download – is [...]

1308, 2020

Speaker’s Corner: Why the eSIM Winners are Going Global

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 avenues of universal connectivity for laptops and has raised the bar on the potential for IoT. But what is really exciting about eSIM is that it unshackles mobile network operators (MNO’s) from their traditional national boundaries, allowing them to provide services far beyond that, and leverage their brands on a global scale. Thanks to sponsorship of major sporting teams, events and ubiquitous exposure on international media, MNOs are already among the most visible brands in the world today. However, even the largest MNOs have a customer-base limited to no more than a dozen countries of operation, whereas [...]

1308, 2020

eSIM Technology: A Silent Revolution

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 at Sim Local, offering new business opportunities for mobile network operators (MNOs) and mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) as well as a new world of choice for consumers. The GSMA itself predicts that by 2025, 35% of all smartphone network connections will be made using eSIM technology and even in two years’ time, 10% of those connections will be via eSIM. Whilst it feels up to this point eSIM has been a silent revolution, MNOs really need to be prepared as this pioneering technology looks set to disrupt their day-to-day business. To read the full article from [...]

701, 2020

Enterprise Tranformed – TechPro, December 2019

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 system without the pressure to have to get it to market by a certain deadline,” Julie Gibb, Sim Local Julie Gibb is chief technology officer of Sim Local, a Singlepoint customer that engaged in a digital transformation project with the company that ended up being so successful, it was used by Google as a case study at a conference in the US. “We were primarily a provider of physical SIM cards but last year we saw the arrival of eSIM technology on the horizon and recognised that this new development was going to have a [...]

111, 2019

Sim Local Scores 100% for Service Levels at Heathrow Airport

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 amongst passengers travelling through the airport. The assessment involves an unbiased and unknown consumer who is paid to shop in particular stores in order to collect information and data. These discreet reviews monitor the performance standards of the stores and of the staff. Sim Local received a consistent maximum score of 100% over the past three months. The mystery shop evaluates shopping experiences for 1) Store Entrance 2) Browsing 3) Product Enquiry 4) Heathrow Terminal Question and 5) Overall Experience. Commenting on the results, Killian Whelan, CEO of Sim Local said, “We invest a lot [...]

3010, 2019

Travelwin Ranked 27th in Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2019

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 Fast 50, a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in Ireland. Rankings are based on average percentage revenue growth over four years. Travelwin’s CEO, Killian Whelan, credits the strong performance of Sim Local as a key contributor to the company’s growth over the past four years. He said, "We are delighted to be included in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50. Travelwin’s mission is to empower intercontinental travellers at every point of their journey and Sim Local allows them to connect globally while only paying local network rates. With retail stores in large Hub [...]

1010, 2019

Sim Local Wins Gold at Future Digital Awards

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, talk and text bundles to SIM cards in less than six seconds, significantly reducing the industry average of seven minutes which is required by other retailers and networks. The Awards recognise organisations that have made outstanding contributions to their industry and are positioned to make a significant impact in the future. Since 2008, the Future Digital Awards have been awarded to tech companies at the forefront of their respective fields: companies that deliver imaginative, innovative products or services that have the potential to disrupt their ecosystems and provide significant benefits to their target audience. Digital service [...]

110, 2019

Julie Gibb, Sim Local Programme Director Shortlisted for People’s Choice Award

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 the solution provider space. Sim Local is the leading global travel technology company that provides international travellers with cost effective telecoms solutions (with either Physical or embedded SIM technology) for their entire trip, either directly or through a third party. Sim Local has spent the last 2 years developing an online store that will allow international travellers download local eSIM profiles. Deploying the latest technology, the online store will allow international travellers to select their own local roaming options online in Europe, Middle East and Asia and eventually across the globe with their preferred local [...]

3105, 2019

Sim Local Recognised as Best Solution Provider at MVNO World Congress

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 technology SIMulator.  SIMulator is the first technology of its type which makes it possible to apply data, talk and text bundles to SIM cards in less than six seconds, significantly reducing the industry average of seven minutes which is required by other retailers and networks. Commenting on the award, Hakeel Zaman, Commercial Director for Sim Local said, “It is a huge honour to be recognised by The MVNO World Congress for our SIMulator software. SIMulator is undoubtedly disrupting the market.  By integrating this software for selling SIM cards, a hugely improved customer experience is delivered resulting [...]

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