SIM cards have become synonymous with modern-day smartphones and mobile telecommunications devices. The following two reports analyze the global SIM card market and where it's headed.
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Whether it runs Google's Android operating system or Apple's iOS, most smartphones manufactured and sold today support the use of a SIM card. An acronym for "subscriber identity module," a SIM card consists of a small circuit on which the device user's international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) is stored. SIM cards contain the device user's IMSI number, as well as its corresponding key, and it's used to authenticate the user's device to his or her mobile network. Without a SIM card, smartphone users on SIM mobile networks can't use their device to make or receive calls.
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Contrary to popular belief, SIM cards aren't a new concept. The world's first SIM card was developed in 1991 by a smart card manufacturing company. After developing the new mobile device identification company, the company sold more than 300 to a Finnish mobile network company. Since then, SIM cards have become the de-facto standard for smartphones and mobile devices. The International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA) says that 5.4 billion SIM cards were manufactured in 2016 -- a figure that's expected to increase in the coming years. And as mobile technology expands beyond the realm of smartphones, SIM cards will become more and more common in other devices.
The Global SIM Smart Card Market Research 2018 report by The Market Reports is a second comprehensive study of the global SIM card market. Featuring 131 pages, it provides an in-depth look at the market while revealing current and future prospective scenarios in the process.
This report segments the global SIM card market by several criteria. On the basis of geographic region, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa. On the basis of product type, the market is segmented into SIM cards with DES, SIM cards with 3DES, SIM cards with AES and others. Finally, the report segments the global SIM card market by end-user application, including mobile phones, tablets, wearable devices and others.
The Global SIM Cards Market 2018 by Ma… Forecast to 2023 report by The Market Reports is a second comprehensive study of the global SIM card market. Like the first report, it analyzes the market to provide a professional and unbiased look at its health. Using this report, SIM card manufacturers and investors can make smarter business decisions.
Some of the key SIM card vendors profiled in this report include Gemalto, Giesecke & Devrient, Oberthur Card Systems, Orga Kartensysteme, Apple Inc., Google, Samsung, Usa Technologies, Gsma and others.