eUICC (Embedded Universal Integrated Circuit Card) represents a significant evolution when it comes to enabling remote subscription change. The eUICC technology can significantly improve initial connectivity of smart meters in large-scale roll-outs. Utilities will be able to select and change connectivity service providers according to their business model needs.
eUICC will play a significant role for IoT devices with very long life-cycles which are deployed in harsh environments or hard-to-reach locations. Smart meters with embedded programmable SIM cards will enable utilities to change their service provider over-the-air, without physically changing the SIM card on site.
Connectivity is the key element in smart metering/smart grid environments. Besides considerably lowering operational costs, eUICC enables utilities to take advantage of the market dynamics in the form of improved pricing and/or coverage options. It also enables a greater level of flexibility when it comes to choosing the most appropriate mobile operator and implementing future business models.
Iskraemeco smart metering solutions are part of the energy IoT and M2M markets that are growing exponentially. With this in mind, smart solutions need to have the ability to connect instantly and adapt connectivity on the go. With eUICC, smart metering solutions will provide important future-proof part of future energy IoT infrastructure.