Gemalto claims to make first 5G SIM card

Gemalto says it’s produced the first 5G SIM.

Compliant with the latest ETSI 3GPP specifications and SIMalliance recommendations, the Gemalto 5G SIM Claims to deliver improved data privacy, seamless 5G global roaming and enhanced protection against hacking.

The Gemalto 5G SIM will be available in all SIM form factors (removable SIM, M2M SIM, eSIM), during the first half of 2019.

Key benefits of the new 5G SIM include full anonymization of end-to-end subscriber identities thanks to onboard identity encryption; it eliminates the potential to misuse such information to locate and trace individuals, or collect personal data, and ensures mobile operators comply with regulations such as GDPR.

In addition, trusted environment resilience will help operators secure the entire SIM lifecycle, eliminating exposure to hacking attacks and accidental breaches.

A seamless 5G roaming experience is also supported, maximizing revenues and enhancing the customer experience.