Sprint, an Overland Park, Kansas, based leading telecommunications company, in a recent press release statement on Monday, Feb. 25th, 2019, announced that all Curiosity IoT based devices will now support local SIM profiles. The Kansas-based telecom currently supports permanent roaming in over 130 countries worldwide. Sprint in collaboration with Arm, a Softbank owned semiconductor and software design company, has enabled the Curiosity platform with eUICC (embedded Universal Integrated Circuit Card) capability, a much-needed move from Sprint which enables instant over the air (OTA) switching of SIM profiles, beneficial for devices when they move to different markets all around the world.
According to Ivo Rook, senior vice president, IoT & product development for Sprint, although Curiosity IoT was developed and build in the US, it was so designed to offer the most optimal global IoT operating environment. Adding further Rook said that the OTA ability to switch SIM profiles, is the result of Sprint’s collaborative work with its colleagues at Arm, System Integrators, and other mobile network operators. This ability enables devices to have multiple options abroad, allowing them the choice to easily roam global markets or localize to support a specific use case or permanent roaming barred regulations. Furthermore, the ability puts customers in control of profiles and configuration, giving them the edge and extra confidence in the most secure IoT connections possible – from the SIM all to the cloud.