Embedded-SIM (E-SIM) an overview in Latin America: implementation, availability, advantages and disadvantages

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Hyggor Da Silva Medeiros
https://orcid.org/0009-0004-1075-3425
Leandro de Souza Bezerra
https://orcid.org/0009-0007-2070-2332
Fernando Trinidad España
https://orcid.org/0009-0000-9701-5767
Jefferson Tiago Santos de Oliveira
https://orcid.org/0009-0006-4037-5474

Abstract

Search new forms for data management and security is a continuous tendency for mobile operators. Proof of this is the trend of the latest technology related to the Embedded Subscriber Identity Module or Embedded-SIM (E-SIM). Recently there was an increase in the number of devices that offer this technology as a security element for the access to the network, however, it is clear the lack of consistent information for the implementation of this technology within Latin America. This research presents a current overview about the evolution of the embedded subscriber identity module, aiming to present the general characteristics that are part of the network, evaluate the current status of implementation and adoption with Latin America carriers, showing the obstacles in the process of acceptance of new technology by users as well as the advantages, disadvantages of E-SIM in relation to the traditional SIM Card. The investigation was carried out through documentary surveys and field research, the data was collected to demonstrate the current perspective of the implementation of E-SIM and adoption by customers and network operators in Latin America. The observed results showed that the adoption of E-SIM in Latin America has been increasing, it was observed that most countries have at least one carrier that makes available and offers this service. Regarding the advantages and disadvantages, evidence has been observed place E-SIM like a better technology than a SIM Card.

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Da Silva Medeiros, H., de Souza Bezerra, L., Trinidad España, F., & Santos de Oliveira, J. T. (2024). Embedded-SIM (E-SIM) an overview in Latin America: implementation, availability, advantages and disadvantages. Journal of Communication and Information Systems, 39(1), 46–57. https://doi.org/10.14209/jcis.2024.5
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Author Biographies

Hyggor Da Silva Medeiros, a:1:{s:5:"en_US";s:40:"Sidia Instituto de Ciência e Tecnologia";}

Hyggor da Silva Medeiros received his B.Sc. degree in economic science from Integrated Higher Education Center of Amazonas (CIESA) in 2006, MBA degree in operation management, business and services from Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM) in 2008, master’s degree in production engineering from Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM) 2009, Ph.D. degree in Industrial engineering and Systems from Minho University Portugal (UMINHO) 2018. He has been working at Branches of Telecommunications since 2002 undergoing large multinationals as a telecommunications technician, He is currently professor of higher education at Matias Machline College for Computer Engineering and Production Engineering courses. Acts as a senior analyst and researcher at SIDIA Science and Technological Institute in area of project and product management, implementation of new technologies and approval of Software requirements for mobile phone products.

Leandro de Souza Bezerra, SIDIA Instituto de Ciência e Tecnologia

Leandro de Souza Bezerra received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from State University of Amazonas – (UEA) 2023. Currently a product engineering analyst at SIDIA Science and Technological Institute. With experience in the area of project and product management, implementation of new technologies and approval of Software requirements for mobile phone products. Experience in the electronics manufacturing industry, in the area of process engineering. Orcid ID: 0009-0007-2070-2332.

Fernando Trinidad España, SIDIA Instituto de Ciência e Tecnologia

Fernando Trinidad España received his B.Sc. degree in Electronic Engineering and Telecommunications from Universidad del Valle de Mexico (UVM) in 2011 and Master of Business Administration in Marketing from Autonomous Technological institute of Mexico (ITAM) in 2020. He has been working for telecommunication industry for more than 12 years. Acts as a specialist and researcher at SIDIA Science and Technological Institute in area of project and product management, implementation of new technologies and approval of Software requirements for mobile phone products

Jefferson Tiago Santos de Oliveira, SIDIA Instituto de Ciência e Tecnologia

Jefferson Tiago Santos de Oliveira received his B.Sc. degree in Electronic Engineering from State University of Amazonas – (UEA) 2023. Currently a product engineering analyst at SIDIA Science and Technological Institute. With experience in project management, homologation and Software requirements for mobile products, Python programming (Backend and Data Science). Experience in the electronics manufacturing industry, in the area of process engineering.