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Global Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) Card Market 2017-2021

Global Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) Card Market 2017-2021

About SIM Card

A SIM is an IC, which is used to store the IMSI number. The IMSI number is used to identify and authenticate subscribers on telephonic devices. The SIM cards consist of memory capacities such as 32KB, 64KB, 128KB, and 256KB. SIM cards are always used in Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) phones, code-division multiple access (CDMA) phones, LTE handsets, and satellite phones.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) card market to grow at a CAGR of 1.47% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) card market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated through the sales of different types of SIM cards.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) Card Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Bartronics
  • Eastcompeace Technology
  • Gemalto
  • Giesecke & Devrient
  • OT-Morpho
  • Zhuhai XH Smartcard
Other prominent vendors
  • dz card
  • ST Incard
  • Wuhan Tianyu
Market driver
  • Development of triple SIM FF
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Need for registration of SIM cards
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Introduction of E-SIM in telecommunications
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) Card Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) card market: Bartronics, Eastcompeace Technology, Gemalto, Giesecke & Devrient, OT-Morpho, and Zhuhai XH Smartcard.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: dz card, ST Incard, and Wuhan Tianyu.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is Introduction of E-SIM in telecommunications. E-SIM is a SIM card that cannot be removed from the devices. Thus, smartphone vendors are planning to provide phones with dual SIM with one removable and another as E-SIM. The handset market will be creating demand for E-SIM technology, and it will increase the supply and demand factors for the E-SIM market. The smartphone replacement cycle is less than one to two years in the most developed markets, and two years in the emerging markets. Thus, the replacement cycle also creates the demand for E-SIM cards that can be introduced in the mobile devices. The smartphone vendors are planning to introduce E-SIM by providing dual SIM cards, including E-SIM and removable SIM.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Development of triple SIM FF. The increase in mobile devices has entailed the growth of the SIM card market, which, in turn, is driving the need for SIM FFs. Mobile network operators had a challenge of maintaining stocks. Most mobile subscribers are not aware of the FFs of the SIM cards used in the mobile devices. Thus, triple SIM provided the solution for handling different SIM sizes and easing SIM management. This innovation combined all FFs in one single card with precise cuts. The design of the SIM cards also meets the challenge of different thickness requirement. The nano SIM area is thinner at its rear side than the rest of the card.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is Need for registration of SIM cards. Registration of SIM cards is a policy that a number of governments have adopted. It requires the consumers to provide proof of identity to activate a prepaid mobile SIM card. This regulation is leading to a reduction in criminal and anti-social behavior. Prepaid SIM registration regulation is mandated in around 80 countries.

Companies Mentioned

Bartronics, Eastcompeace Technology, Gemalto, Giesecke & Devrient, OT-Morpho, Zhuhai XH Smartcard, dz card, ST Incard, and Wuhan Tianyu.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
      • Table Applications of SIM cards
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global SIM card market overview
    • Market size and forecast by revenue and shipment
      • Table Global SIM card market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global SIM card market 2016-2021 (millions of units)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by FF
    • Table FFs of SIM cards
    • Table Global SIM card market by FF 2016-2021 (% share by revenue)
    • Global SIM card market by triple SIM type
      • Table Global SIM card market by triple SIM 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global SIM card market by 3FF
      • Table Global SIM card market by 3FF 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global SIM card market by 2FF
      • Table Global SIM card market by 2FF 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global SIM Card market by 4FF (nano) type
      • Table Global SIM card market by 4FF 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global SIM card market by others
      • Table Global SIM card market by others 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Market segmentation by memory capacity
    • Market overview
      • Table SIM cards and memory capacity
      • Table Global SIM card by memory capacity 2016-2021 (% share)
    • Global SIM card market by 128 KB
      • Table Global SIM card market by 128 KB 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global SIM card market by 64 KB
      • Table Global SIM card market by 64 KB 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global SIM card market by 32 KB
      • Table Global SIM card market by 32 KB 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global SIM card market by 256 KB
      • Table Global SIM card market by 256 KB 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global SIM card market by 512 KB
      • Table Global SIM card market by 512 KB 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Table Global SIM card market by geography 2016-2021 (% share)
    • SIM card market in APAC
      • Table SIM card market in APAC 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • SIM card market in EMEA
      • Table SIM card market in EMEA 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • SIM card market in Americas
      • Table SIM card market in Americas 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Key leading countries
    • Table Key leading countries
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Table Evolution of SIM cards
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive analysis
      • Table Evolution of SIM card market
    • Other prominent vendors
    • dz card
    • ST Incard
    • Wuhan Tianyu
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Bartronics
    • Eastcompeace Technology
    • Gemalto
    • Giesecke & Devrient
    • OT-Morpho
    • Zhuhai XH Smartcard
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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