The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission released a report on its assessment of eSIM use in the country. The regulator believes eSIMs promote competition and greater choice in the mobile sector, but has a few concerns.
- The ACCC has not identified any evidence of anticompetitive behavior by MNOs or device manufacturers but remains worried about the current inability of MVNOs to support eSIMs.
Features and Benefits
- Analyzes the ACCC's report on eSIM use in Australia.
- Discusses the challenges around the GSMA's eSIM guidelines.
Key questions answered
- Why is there a delay in MVNO support for eSIMs?
- How are procedures restricting the ease of activating and switching with eSIMs?
Table of contents
MVNOs are unable to support eSIM technology, but there is no evidence that this is because of MNO anticompetitive behavior
Regulators will need to look at the process operators employ when customers activate or switch services using eSIMs
GSMA must open up eSIM guidelines to ensure they no longer facilitate eSIM locking by operators