A digital security company Gemalto is supplying the eSIM solution for Microsoft’s Surface Pro with LTE Advanced, which will be available to business customers this month. Microsoft Surface Pro LTE Advanced will be the first Windows device to support eSIM out of the box. There will be other non-Surface devices powered by ARM chipset with a similar solution out of the box and it will be available to the consumer in the spring of 2018.
Gemalto will provide high-class experience on the Surface devices so that it can be a hassle-free experience for users to purchase a data plan from the Microsoft Store. Gemalto’s eSIM is integrated with Windows 10, it takes the advantages of Windows security patches and gets evolve with the operating system.
“The Surface Pro has redefined the laptop category,” said Paul Bischof, Director, Devices Program Management at Microsoft. “Gemalto’s eSIM solution is helping us to materialize our vision of an uncompromised customer experience.”
“Adoption of eSIM technology is growing rapidly. Mobile operators recognize the potential of seamless connectivity and increased convenience as a way of expanding their customer reach to additional devices” said Frédéric Vasnier, executive vice president Mobile Service and IoT for Gemalto. “We are at the beginning of a significant technology transformation and the Surface Pro with LTE Advanced represents the start,” the company said.
Next revolution in PC market has already started with Always Connected PCs. In the coming years, more and more country will adopt eSIM technology and this will be a benefit for customers as they will be available to switch between carriers without replacing the physical SIM card, as it can be activated with Mobile Plans app for Windows 10.