execMobile deploys eSIM profile technology

South Africa’s leading alternative global mobile data provider is proud to announce that it has made eSIM profile technology available to customers, allowing global travelers, enterprises and IoT devices seamlessly connectivity in 192 countries.

The SIM for the next generation of connected devices, Embedded SIM or eSIM, is a global specification by the GSMA which enables remote SIM provisioning of any mobile device.

eSIM connects devices such as mobile telephones, laptops, tablets, watches, health bands and IoT devices to a mobile network, without having to insert a physical SIM card.

“We are continuing our journey to connect our customers, irrespective of where in the world they are or want to be. Significant progress has been made globally, in preparing for the adoption of eSIM technology, with South Africa lagging quite far behind, despite all the talk from the major local operators”, says Jody Carollissen, General Manager, execMobile.

“We have been using a physical SIM which supports eSIM technology for more than a year in our travelers’ devices, so now the addition of eSIM profiles will expand our solutions to manufacturers and devices. We see this as another important step in execMobile’s evolution to simplify the life of our customers, enabling even more of their devices to now be connected seamlessly”, Carollissen continued.

Carollissen confirmed that execMobile’s eSIM profiles work with any GSMA compliant embedded SIM device, notably most IoT devices. For consumer products, many manufacturers are yet to launch eSIM capabilities on their devices, specifically mobile phones, laptops and tablets. execMobile currently supports corporate customers’ iPhones which support eSIM profiles. Google and Samsung support will be offered within the next quarter.

Although supported eSIM consumer devices may be limited initially, execMobile’s PocketWifi and global SIM make use of the same “Over the Air” (OTA) technology to provide access to global mobile data for travelers and standard SIM devices. Carollissen is now targeting corporates within the IoT, industrial machinery, tracking and telemetry industries to partner with execMobile to provision and manage their SIM’s globally. Notably, execMobile’s coverage includes more than 30 African countries.

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execMobile sponsors Cape Epic podium contenders Team Pyga Eurosteel

execMobile is proud to announce they will continue their sponsorship of Team Pyga Eurosteel for 2019.

Johannesburg, South Africa – Mar 2019

execMobile (www.execmobile.co.za) announced today that they will continue their sponsorship of Team Pyga Eurosteel. Philip Buys and Matthys Beukes, previous winners of the Cape Epic Africa Jersey winners (they achieved a 7th overall finish!), as well as other team riders Phillimon Sebona and Pieter Du Toit, will line up on Sunday for the 14th edition of the race.

The Absa Cape Epic attracts elite professional mountain bikers from around the world, who compete in teams of two. To qualify for a finish, teams have to stay together for the duration of the race.

2018 saw the unfortunate substitution of Philip at the last minute and it was a very difficult decision for the team, as they had been building up and preparing for the race for a very long time.

However, the decision was the correct one. The whole team embraced the changes by pulling in Julian Jessop, one of the African MTB Academy riders and again winning the African Jersey in a very exciting and successful race. This year, Philip and Matthys have been in fantastic form in the build up to the Epic and are eyeing a spot on the podium.

execMobile’s partnership with cycling has been ongoing for many years, initially by assisting Dimension Data with roaming data connectivity at the Tour de France, and more recently again as a sponsor to Team Pyga Eurosteel.

About execMobile

Awarded as an innovator, execMobile continues to lead in global connectivity solutions. Established in 2010, execMobile provides simple and intelligent global connectivity.

We provide advanced, reliable and cost-efficient global Internet access for business travellers, boosting company’s security, productivity and savings for their mobile executives, locally and abroad.

Our eSIM connects everything! Global coverage under one contract with the strongest service delivery, control and monitoring capabilities. Whether remote offices, IoT applications or services to OEMs, our management platform or APIs allow you to build your service on our platform.

In short, we are a global connectivity provider offering services in the Mobility and Connectivity space.

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