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Gemalto to supply eSIM for Microsoft Surface Pro

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Gemalto to supply eSIM for Microsoft Surface Pro
Gemalto to supply eSIM for Microsoft Surface Pro. .

Gemalto, a digital security company, has announced that it will supply an eSIM (embedded SIM) solution for Microsoft’s Surface Pro with LTE Advanced. Gemalto’s partnership with Microsoft will enable Surface to become the first fully integrated embedded SIM PC in the Windows ecosystem.

Gemalto’s technology supports activation of mobile subscriptions for users of the innovative Surface Pro with LTE Advanced. This experience leverages Gemalto’s remote subscription management solution in conjunction with Windows 10. Surface customers expect their products to deliver advanced technology and with Gemalto’s eSIM solution, all possible connectivity options are available out-of-box, including the purchase of cellular data from the device itself.


Compliant with the GSMA Remote SIM Provisioning specifications, Gemalto’s eSIM solution is fully integrated with Windows 10. This integration enables the Gemalto solution to have a complete servicing model so that patching and lifecycle management features are available as the technology and standards evolve over time. This capability extends the value promise of Surface as new experiences and capabilities will be available to today’s purchasers of the Surface Pro with LTE Advanced.

“The Surface Pro has redefined the laptop category,” said Paul Bischof, Director, Devices Program Management at Microsoft. “Gemalto’s eSIM solution is helping us to materialise our vision of an uncompromised customer experience.”

“Adoption of eSIM technology is growing rapidly. Mobile operators recognise the potential of seamless connectivity and increased convenience as a way of expanding their customer reach to additional devices” said Sherry Zameer, Vice President IoT for CISMEA region at Gemalto. “We are at the beginning of a significant technology transformation and the Surface Pro with LTE Advanced represents the start,” Zamer concluded.

Edited by Fundisiwe Maseko
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