BELLEVUE, Washington — T-Mobile announced eSIM on Tuesday, a new approach to international wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) communication. With the announcement, T-Mobile will eliminate roaming costs for M2M communication in the US and Canada giving its consumers local data rates when located in the respective countries.
Drew Kelton, executive vice president of T-Mobile Business Markets:
“T-Mobile is uniquely situated to take a leadership position in the M2M market. We have the network, capacity and organizational nimbleness needed by companies bringing M2M products to market. With eSIM, we’re showing how we’re different than our competitors. We’re bringing Uncarrier to the M2M space by doing what T-Mobile always does: putting our focus on the customer first through simplicity, transparency and cost.”
T-Mobile M2M enables always-on connectivity for products and services through T-Mobile’s network and networks of T-Mobile’s international partners. Companies can built the service into products like cars, GPS, wearables and other devices.
Rusty Lhamon, director of M2M at T-Mobile:
“The Internet of Things knows no boundaries, or at least it shouldn’t have to. This unique approach to cross-border wireless communication is designed to eliminate the issue of permanent M2M roaming and makes connectivity seamless and simple.”
Starting today, eSIM is available for business in the connected device market to integrate into their Internet of Things solutions. T-Mobile will announce additional countries of support throughout the year.