With eSIM, users can connect across devices in the Google ecosystem — from Android smartphones to Chromebooks to Wear OS smartwatches.
As of right now only Jio and Airtel have the option of supporting eSIMS but more carriers will be added.
The guidelines have been issued five days after Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel started selling Apple Watch Series 3 which has an eSIM service.
Reliance Jio claims that Airtel's eSIM support for Apple Watch Series 3 LTE edition is illegal: Report
Jio explained that Airtel has not set up “eSIM provisioning node" in India for the Apple Watch and that this was in "gross violation to the license terms".
GSMA delays eSIM rollout as US govt initiates probe into AT&T and Verizon's anti-consumer business practices
GSMA said that the move to a global standard for eSIM technology is “on hold pending the completion of an investigation by the United States Department of Justice.”
Gemalto claims to be the first on the world to demonstrate full compliance with the Security Accredation Scheme of GSMA.
Japanese telecom giant SoftBank appears to be dipping its toes in the Internet of Things (IoT) space with the announcement of an eSIM project for IoT devices.
The Apple Watch 2 might end up as a standalone product. A report on WSJ indicates that the device will feature an in-built SIM card and upgraded processor.