Mobile Collateral - HPE

Technical white paper

eUICC subscription manager deployment options

Introduction

eUICC technology - thanks to GSMA standardization efforts - is maturing and starting to spread in consumers and M2M devices. These eUICCs need to be managed by new eUICC subscription manager platforms. Several players of the new ecosystem will need to manage these eUICCs. They face the choice of equipping themselves with new platforms on-premises or rely on an external service provider that will provide them with such management capabilities as a service.
This document covers some of the numerous aspects that should be considered to decide between these two options: on-premises or as a service (aaS). Which option is best for a company?
These new platforms can play various roles such as SM-DP+, SM-DS for consumers, SM-DP or SM-SR for M2M, and the deployment model chosen from one player to another might vary depending on his role in the ecosystem and its priorities.