Kyivstar will introduce support for virtual SIM card

Киевстар внедрит поддержку виртуальных SIM-карт

The largest operator intends to catch up with competitors.

Kyivstar, the largest mobile operator in Ukraine, will soon announce the launch of technology eSIM.

“The company “Kyivstar” understands that eSIM is the evolution of technology, which could become a replacement for of ordinary SIM, which in turn is of benefit to manufacturers, users and operators”, – reported in a press-service of the company in response to the request

The company noted that the new technology is in the final stage of testing services.

Monday, July 27, on the support of the virtual “simok” said the second-largest operator, Vodafone Ukraine. According to the company, in the first half of 2020, the penetration of smartphones with support for eSIM in its network has increased by 60%.

eSIM allows you to fully reprovisioning distribution process and activate your SIM card. To purchase the service remotely, get the activation QR-code – and this is enough to become a subscriber. Among potential markets the “Internet of things” and the ability to cater for different sensors. For corporate clients it is possible to remotely manage all SIM employees, or IoT devices.

Informed about the introduction of the technology of virtual SIM-cards announced “Trimob” (mobile “daughter” of “Ukrtelecom”) and lifecell.

Not all modern mobile devices support eSIM. In July this year, among them were such models:

  • iPhone XS, XR, XS MAX, 11, 11 PRO, 11 PRO MAX.
  • iPad 3rd generation, PRO, AIR, MINI 5; iPad 7th generation;
  • Samsung Fold, S20, S20+ S20 Ultra, Flip Z;
  • Google Pixel 2, 3, 4;
  • Motorola RAZR;
  • Huawei P40;
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 5.