Introduction

Supporting standardisation of the SIM telecom ecosystem

Trusted Connectivity Alliance is a global, non-profit industry association, which is working to enable a secure connected future. Its members are participants within the SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) ecosystem, which is the most widely distributed secure application delivery platform in the world. It is an ecosystem which is growing and evolving:

  • Worldwide SIM shipments remain significant.
  • New connectivity needs are fuelling demand for additional eSIM solutions. Future business growth opportunities exist for SIM vendors in the provision of personalisation, lifecycle management and security services for eSIMs in a growing number of connected IoT and M2M devices.
  • The prospect of integrated technologies is now on the horizon and established players from the connected device ecosystem are entering into SIM and secure element (SE) provision for the first time with new types of solutions.

Our Members

Trusted Connectivity Alliance members include organisations with an interest in SIM, embedded SIM (eSIM), embedded Secure Element (eSE), integrated SE and SIM (iSE, iSIM), hardware and software IP provisioning or related personalisation services. To learn more about membership, and to view our current membership, please click here.

Trusted Connectivity Alliance provides a collaborative environment for members to work closely together and with other technical industry associations and standards bodies to support the continued standardisation of the SIM ecosystem. Working groups identify and deliver work requirements of a technical, strategic and marketing nature which will support the ability of OEMs, device manufacturers and service providers to choose connectivity solutions which benefit from end to end security.

Trusted Connectivity Alliance members participate in an annual shipments market monitoring process, which provides an exclusive and statistical view of the relevant markets based on members’ shipment data. The broad representation of SIM vendors within our membership makes this insight into key market data strategically important for all SIM stakeholders.   

Enabling a secure, connected future

It is an objective of Trusted Connectivity Alliance to represent all key actors within the connectivity / security industry. Collaboration supports the increased adoption of connectivity / security technology across existing and new use cases and creates a harmonised, optimal end-to-end ecosystem.