Coverage and Capacity
Internet of Things (IoT) service provider Kore Wireless has launched two new embedded Subscriber Identity Module (eSIM) products under the brand name of OmniSIM. Both products combine the embedded Universal Integrated Circuit Card (eUICC) form factor, with the Global Standard for Mobile Association (GSMA) defined eSIM specification, and each is tailored for different IoT connectivity requirements. The first, OmniSIM Reach, is designed for maximum coverage, providing roaming access to a claimed 600 networks across 198 countries. The second, OmniSIM Rush, is designed for high-bandwidth IoT applications and offers customers a data allowance of between 100 megabyte (MB) and one gigabyte (GB) per month. Kore Wireless states that “These are the first of many scheduled offerings with more planned for early next year” (2022).
OmniSIM Reach in effect achieves global coverage by levering the full remit of Kore’s strategic wireless carrier partners and their own roaming agreements. It uses a multiple-Integrated Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) approach, meaning that each SIM contains m…
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