September 26, 2022

Fierce Wreless

The startup RiPSIM enters the eSIM market at a fortuitous time

RiPSIM Technologies is a startup — doing embedded SIM — that hopes to grab market share from the traditional SIM vendors. And its timing may be ripe, given that Apple’s new iPhone 14 is eSIM only.

Chris Jahr, the CEO and co-founder of RiPSIM, said the bigger, traditional SIM companies are Thales, Giesecke+Devrient (G+D), Idemia and Valid. Certified SIM companies are all listed on a GSMA site.

Jahr worked for G+D for about 20 years, but he recently left to start RiPSIM. He said the traditional SIM vendors have a manufacturing mindset that is not compatible with software-based eSIM systems. He said they also have not responded to carriers’ desire to have more control over their SIM platforms…