A recent report by Juniper Research states that Apple and Google consumer devices will grow eSIM adoption in the consumer sector by 94% by 2025, globally. The study estimates that the eSIM installations in connected devices will reach 3.4 billion in 2025 with an incredible 180% growth. Currently, the installation number is 1.2 billion.
eSIM is a programmable SIM that is directly embedded in the device which does not require to be changed. Therefore, it is more reliable, improves network security, and as it does not require a connector, it reduced the need for physical space. Smartphones starting from iPhone XS and later, including the entire iPhone 12 line-up, support Dual SIM and an eSIM.
New study on eSIM installation shows 94% growth globally in the consumer industry, thanks to products by Apple and Google
Analyzing eSIM adoption data from consumer, industrial, and public sectors, the study found that the consumer sector will grow impressively by 94% because of devices from Apple and Google.
The new research, eSIMs: Sector Analysis, Emerging Opportunities & Market Forecasts 2021-2025, independently assessed eSIM adoption and demand in the consumer sector, industrial sector, and public sector, and predicts that the consumer sector will account for 94% of global eSIM installations by 2025. It anticipates that established adoption of eSIM frameworks from consumer device vendors, such as Apple and Google, will accelerate the growth of eSIMs in consumer devices ahead of the industrial and public sectors.
Ahead of industrial and public sections, the consumer sector will see a 170% increase by 2025, if network carriers expand eSIM support. So the researchers want the manufacturers to play a contributing part in its growth by pressing network carriers.
The research found that global eSIM deployments across all consumer verticals will increase by 170% over the next four years, with widespread adoption reliant on backing from network operators. It urges device manufacturers to place pressure on operators to support eSIM frameworks and accelerate market maturation.