G+D introduces Entitlements as a Service with support for eSIM Quick Transfer on iPhone
February 2023 by Marc Jacob
Giesecke+Devrient and its partner NetLync launch AirOn360 ES enabling Mobile Network Operators to deploy Entitlements including the seamless SIM transfer on iPhone from physical SIM card or eSIM.
The way forward is clear as ever-greater numbers of eSIM-enabled devices are introduced. They enable mobile operators to offer convenient services such as simplified and digital activation processes, synchronization of all devices or (e)SIM transfers. And for users, eSIM allows them to easily connect or quickly transfer their existing plans digitally, and allows for multiple cellular plans on a single device. The ever-increasing number of network services like VoLTE and 5G, as well as enhanced device features amplify these capabilities. This is where the entitlement server (ES) comes into play as it plays a pivotal role for mobile operators to provide the best customer experience for their subscribers, thus reducing churn and increasing customer satisfaction. Specifically, the entitlement server enables operators to activate and deactivate services and functions on users’ devices in an efficient way, based on the customer’s contract, and with eSIM technology on the rise, this part of the user journey is becoming more and more dynamic.
Additonally, eSIM is changing how subscribers activate and use their mobile devices, creating new use cases and new requirements for Mobile Network Operators – accelerating the adoption of eSIM for not just smartphones but all mobile devices including tablets and wearables.
While many mobile operators already have Entitlements, new use cases are complex and time-consuming to deploy. G+D and its partner NetLync is now closing this gap. AirOn360 ES is part of G+D’s eSIM management ecosystem, which supports mobile operators in the efficient and secure lifecycle management of eSIMs. It offers eSIM Quick Transfer on iPhone as well as all traditional use cases such as VoLTE, VoWiFi, 5G and more.
AirOn360 ES allows Mobile Network Operators to quickly implement, test and deploy the required use cases through a self-led, developer centric and API-driven portal supporting their digital transformation. New use cases will simply become available in the developer portal via the corresponding APIs.