The GSMA Embedded SIM Specification is widely recognised to be a crucial component of the future of M2M and has already been embraced by the automotive sector. This report explores the advantages the GSMA specification could bring to the utilities sector.
Its potential benefits are explored in the context of 5 use cases. benefits include:
- Improving reliability and reducing site visits
- Improving security and trust
- Reducing cost and complexity
- Reducing commercial risk and increasing commercial flexibility
The report has been commissioned by ESMIG, GSMA and SIMalliance.
In researching this report, views were sought from Utility ecosystem partners and suppliers including smart metering manufacturers, leading MNOs (Mobile Network Operators), SIM suppliers and cellular module suppliers as well as from a variety of Utilities with different roles in the Utility market. The focus of the research has been primarily on electricity supply, but the benefits identified and analysed are also relevant for gas, heat and water supply.