C Spire will work with IDEMIA and Microsoft to use the eSIM orchestration hub to simplify integration in its wireless network. The hub handles all eSIM activation and provisioning workflows on the network and, by connecting to existing APIs, enables eSIM support without requiring major updates to billing and operating systems.
"This solution places the power of mobile plans, policies and decision making into the hands of an operator so they can holistically and more easily manage inventories, reconcile costs, track usage and assign subscriptions to specific devices and individual users," said Wade Smith , vice president of Business and Strategic Development for C Spire.
eSIM-enabled devices are quickly becoming the industry standard with shipments expected to grow from 224 million this year to 700 million in 2022, according to ABI Research. eSIM is expected to flood enterprise markets worldwide in the next few years, which is why C Spire, IDEMIA and Microsoft are working together to remove hurdles for network operators.