New survey report: how esim is transforming connectivity for consumers and enterprises

New research reveals not only is eSIM predicted to be widespread; it is also expected to penetrate deep into the service models of many industry players.



eSIM’s promise to reinvent how services are provisioned to connected devices is becoming even more pertinent with the advent of 5G. With the number of devices able to tap into cellular connectivity growing exponentially, Mobile World Live conducted an online survey of mobile network operators, consumer and M2M device manufacturers to discover the changing appetite for eSIM, the perceived benefits of the technology and where its future success lies.

View the report to learn the below findings – and more:

  • A majority of operators surveyed (61%) feel they are guilty of holding back the eSIM market
  • Consumer devices are best suited to eSIMs today
  • Lack of availability is the biggest challenge facing eSIM providers


Ralph Steffens, CEO Truphone commented on the report: “With the benefits of eSIM becoming ever-more understood and appetite is growing exponentially. It’s time for the whole industry to accelerate to meet that demand”


At Truphone, we provisioned our very first eSIM in September 2018 and as we entered 2021, we eclipsed a total of 10 million eSIM activations. Our technology is helping over 500,000 new eSIM devices connect each and every month.  

The Counterpoint Research figures have shown that, despite being a relatively new player, Truphone is now among the top three eSIM integrated players, globally.

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