September 21, 2022

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RiPSIM promises to show carriers the bright side of eSIMs

A new startup promises to give wireless network operators complete control over their eSIM ecosystem, a strategy that stands as an alternative to existing SIM providers like Giesecke & Devrient.

When the iPhone 14 launched earlier this month, plenty of analysts began warning that the gadget’s reliance on eSIM technology would create challenges for established network operators.

“Forcing eSIM [in the iPhone 14] only reduces friction to switch and opens up new consumer facing, enterprise, and private network business models,” wrote the financial analysts at LightShed Partners. “This is a positive for new entrants and developers on open platforms, like Dish/Amazon.”…