SIM, eSIM and Secure Elements

                          Our 2020 secure element portfolio

                          Gemalto's secure elements* authenticate every device for secure applications and trusted value-added services. 

                          All our solutions are based on standards and deliver the highest security level to support the most sensitive services.


                          *A Secure Element (SE) is a tamper-resistant microprocessor-based platform. It acts as a vault. The SE securely hosts applications and stores sensitive data such as the user's credentials.

                          Classic SIM

                          Gemalto's SIM cards allow mobile operators (MNOs) to offer their customers a personalized, interoperable and removable platform compliant to the latest and most stringent standards. 

                          Depending on their size, their memory capacity, and functionalities, Gemalto offers a complete range of SIM cards, tailored following MNOs requirements, from advanced authentication and security (e.g. 5G SIM) to added-value services (e.g. roaming…).

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                          5G SIM

                          Discover the definition & benefits of a 5G SIM for 5G virtualized networks.

                          Discover the 5G SIM definition and benefits

                          Embedded SIM

                          The embedded SIM, aka eSIM (also called embedded UICC) is a new secure element compliant with GSMA specifications and designed to remotely manage multiple mobile network operator subscriptions.

                          Available in various form factors, either plugged-in or soldered, the eSIM is easy to integrate into any type of device.

                          More info on embedded UICC for Consumer Electronic devices

                          M2M SIM cards

                          Our Machine Identification Modules support applications in metering, remote management, and healthcare. 

                          The technology authenticates machines and secures long term communication across networks in harsh conditions to increase machine.

                          More info on M2M SIM cards

                          Embedded Secure Element

                          Embedded Secure Element (eSE) is a tamper-proof chip with different sizes and designs, embedded in any mobile devices (e.g. eSE for Samsung smartphones), that makes sure the data are stored in a safe place and information is given to only authorized applications and people. 

                          It is like a personal ID for the end-user and for the device itself. The eSE is multi-applicative (payment, transport, access control, corporate, etc…) and Gemalto has developed specific software to administrate and update it during the complete life cycle of the devices.

                          More info on eSE

                          Multi-tenant SIM

                          To extend services to newcomers in the mobile ecosystem, such as bankstransport operatorsgovernmental institutions…, Gemalto has designed a multi-tenant SIM, which is a multi-applicative secure platform. 

                          Customized as a lockbox, it allows each service provider to host securely its services in the advanced SIM card, that can be activated, personalized and managed remotely to make it easy to run revenue and loyalty-building services with absolute confidence.

                          More on Multi-tenant SIM

                          Card body and packaging solutions

                          Gemalto offers a large catalog of packaging products for consumer SIM cards and eSIM with an extensive choice of designs, materials, and dimensions. 

                          The company also offers a unique portfolio of card body shapes, precuts and key fobs to ensure visual appeal and greater differentiation.

                          More info on Card body and Packaging solutions



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