London, UK, Tuesday 2 March 2021:  Today, Sim Local officially announces its partnership with Giesecke+Devrient (G+D), the global leaders in eSIM management. Sim Local, experts in eSIM technology, will provide a complete end-to-end eSIM service via G+D’s AirOn Platform, enabling rapid entry for mobile network operators (MNOs) and mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) to the eSIM marketplace in a fast, cost-effective way with minimal integration requirements.

Shipments of eSIM-based devices will reach almost two billion units by 2025, mainly driven by smartphones and enterprise IoT devices[1]. As the demand for eSIM accelerates, G+D and Sim Local’s partnership offers simplified integration and a full eSIM solution for small- to medium-sized operators, through an accessible commercial model.

Forming Sim Local’s largest eSIM partnership to date, the company will be able to provide the core capability operators need to offer eSIM services through online or physical retail. G+D’s market-leading Subscription Manager Data Preparation (SM-DP+) service generates eSIM profiles and maintains each operator’s virtual warehouse separately and securely. Sim Local’s UNITE platform provides a complete end-to-end eSIM solution for a truly seamless user-experience, with an unrivalled back-end management and reporting suite to match.

By partnering with G+D, Sim Local can get operators eSIM ready in a matter of weeks rather than months, with the option of a whole range of value-added services including eKYC.

Gary Waite, Head of eSIM Strategy at Sim Local, comments: “eSIM is a revolutionary technology and it’s coming to market quickly. G+D and Sim Local working together is a powerful combination, and through that collaboration we’ll provide compelling and cost-effective solutions for MNOs and MVNOs who want to be ready for eSIM in a very short timeframe.”

The gratifying partnership with Sim Local is further proof that eSIM technology has reached the mass market,” says Bernd Müller, Global Vice President, Head of Technology, Solutions and Strategy, Trusted Connected Devices Giesecke+Devrient Mobile Security GmbH. “Here, efficiency and convenience are the key factors to achieving long-term success. Our AirOn Platform is designed to address these issues specifically. We are delighted to be breaking ground in this area with Sim Local and to be able to respond to customer needs even better than before”.

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[1] Shipments of eSIM-based Devices to Reach Nearly 2 Billion Units by 2025 – Counterpoint Research


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About Sim Local

Sim Local was founded in 2011 and is one of the world’s largest SIM providers in the travel sector and experts in eSIM technology.

Sim Local provides comprehensive eSIM capability to mobile operators; building functionality on existing SM-DP+ bases or offering solutions from scratch.  Sim Local has developed a powerful eSIM platform: UNITE, working with infrastructure providers and across all areas of retail integration.  The UNITE platform provides the core capability mobile operators need to be able to offer eSIM services to customers across all sales channels, allowing them to purchase, activate, download and install eSIM profiles.

Sim Local is an associate member of the GSMA and has been part of their eSIM project, developing global standards across consumer and M2M/IoT since 2017.

The company has a wealth of expertise across the telecoms, retail, and global travel industry, working with affiliate networks across 54 countries and operating airport stores and vending machines providing local network bundles to thousands of intercontinental travellers each year.

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About Giesecke + Devrient

Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) is an international Group providing security technology and headquartered in Munich, Germany. Innovations by G+D make the lives of billions of people in the digital and physical world more secure. With its products and solutions, G+D is one of the market and technology leaders in payments, connectivity, identities, and digital infrastructures.

Established in 1852, the company achieved sales of €2.45 billion in the fiscal year 2019 and employs 11,500 people. G+D has a presence in 33 countries. Its customer base includes central and commercial banks, mobile network providers, automotive manufacturers, health insurance companies, and governments and public authorities. Further information: