5G

Unlocking the potential of 5G

After many years of conceptualisation, Mobile Network Operator (MNO) migration to 5G is gathering pace.

By 2025, 5G technology will have reached up to 65% of the world population and generate 45% of the world’s total mobile traffic.[1] 

5G will play a fundamental role in enabling new solutions across various use-cases, including connected car, enhanced mobile broadband, massive IoT applications, and critical communication infrastructures.

MNOs, and other mobile industry stakeholders including device manufacturers, chipset makers and service providers, are working to offer customers the best possible experience, services, security and privacy, while optimising their investments.

Recommended 5G SIM

The Trusted Connectivity Alliance has worked collaboratively to develop guidelines that promote the highest levels of security, privacy and functionality in 5G networks, and help stakeholders across the mobile industry unlock the full potential of 5G as future use-cases and possibilities unfold.

TCA’s ‘Recommended 5G SIM’ document helps mobile network operators MNOs maximise investments in core 5G network infrastructure by selecting the right choice of SIM technology at 5G launch. It does this by outlining the optimal technical features required by SIM technology for MNOs to leverage opportunities presented by 5G networks and address challenges posed by 5G migration.

The latest updates respond to powerful new features introduced by 3GPP Release 16 for 5G Phase 2 and are aimed at promoting trust, addressing emerging use cases across massive IoT applications, critical communication infrastructures and connected vehicles, and supporting the delivery of enhanced services.

Key new SIM features include: additional subscriber privacy protections; private network access across enterprises and industry verticals; and cellular vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication. Various features to enable the delivery of improved mobile experiences are also identified, including: 5G roaming; network slicing support; trusted non-3GPP network access; and multi-device and multi-identity services.  

[1]Ericsson Mobility Report’, November 2019

Read TCA's latest paper to learn about integrated SIMs, current industry standardisation efforts, use cases and the benefits of integration for device security. Download here.