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GSMA Working on Embedded SIM Spec

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Nov 19, 2010, 8:52 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @zeman_e
updated Nov 20, 2010, 10:39 AM

The GSM Association recently announced that it has formed a task force to explore the creation of an embedded SIM that can be activated, programmed and enabled remotely by the network. The GSMA said the specification will initially target non-phone devices that need to connect to wireless networks automatically. The GSMA believes it will make it easier for electronics makers to add wireless connectivity to devices that don't traditionally have network aces, such as navigation devices and media players. AT&T, China Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom Orange, KT, NTT DOCOMO, SK Telecom, Telecom Italia, Telefonica, Verizon Wireless and Vodafone have all offered their technical expertise in helping to develop the spec. The GSMA expects the first devices with embedded SIMs will hit the market in 2012.




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Nov 19, 2010, 9:25 AM


just what we need, more crippled ideas and crippled devices. as always, its not to benefit anyone but the people who create this crap. the main attraction to GSM is the sim cards swapping ability so what does this do to advance GSM?. 😕
I feel the same way! I like the ease of swapping out devices with GSM technologfy.

Nov 22, 2010, 11:00 AM


How many engineers does it take to writeup a document on how to superglue a SIM into a phone?
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