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Consumer eSIM device sales will remain very low due to a lack of any strong desire from either manufacturers or operators. eSIM devices will grow to just under 150 million by 2022, but will still make up only a very small share of all devices sold.


  • Consumer eSIM device sales will grow to 8.8 million in 2018. This will still be just 0.4% of potential addressable devices.
  • Operators can manage the impact of eSIM by controlling access to their network and only working with selected partners.

Features and Benefits

  • Evaluates the growth in consumer eSIM devices until 2022.
  • Analyzes which device manufacturers and internet companies would be best positioned to use eSIM to offer their own mobile services.

Key questions answered

  • What will be the driving factors that finally make eSIM a mainstream technology?
  • What are the key requirements a non-telco needs to satisfy in order to justify launching their own mobile service?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Consumer eSIM Devices Forecast Update