The mobile industry is quietly preparing for the biggest change to your smartphone in a decade: iSIM will hasten the end of SIM cards and allow networks to pre-load subscriptions onto devices

The mobile industry is set to undergo significant transformation over the next two years, with the looming shift to integrated SIM cards or iSIMs, new research claims.

A new study from Juniper Research predicts a massive increase in the global number of iSIMs installed in connected devices, from 800,000 in 2024 to more than 10 million in 2026.