Etisalat on Tuesday announced the launch of the 12.1 iOS compatible eSIM for Apple devices making the operator one of the first globally to operate the technology.
Etisalat said subscribers can now access advanced features of the dual eSIM enabling them to use two mobile numbers on their latest iPhone devices.
The new technology also enables subscribers to select an international roaming network while travelling out of the UAE, the telco said in a statement.
The e-SIM allow owners of eSIM-enabled devices such as the new iPhone and Apple Watch to connect to their network without the need for a physical SIM card.
eSIMs or embedded SIMs are a key component of cellular- powered Internet of Things (IoT) networks, enabling devices to have out-of-the-box network connectivity without having to purchase a SIM card separately.
Etisalat said it is the first operator in UAE to provide the second generation eSIM on both iPhones and Apple Watch simultaneously, and comes in line with the telco’s efforts to bring the most advanced technologies to subscribers in the UAE.
Earlier this month, CEO Osman Sultan of rival telco du said his company was working with the Munich-based Giesecke+Devrient Mobile Security on a deal that will soon see e-SIMS commercially available for customers in the UAE by the end of this month.For all the latest tech news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.