Dismantling the Tyranny of the SIM Card


Dean Bubley submits: About 18 months ago, I wrote a deliberately provocative post titled "The Tyranny of the SIM Card".
It tackled the thorny issue of whether the SIM (which is essentially
'an operator on a chip') should maintain its central role as old-school
cellular telephony moved towards FMC or triple/quadplay.
In an FMC world, if you don't have a SIM in everything that you connect to the network (phones, PC, TV etc), does it still make sense to have a SIM in anything?A discussion I had recently with a company called Blueslice (which primarily makes advanced variants of HLRs for mobile networks) has sparked off a revision of my thoughts.Complete Story »


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