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Global Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Industry

  • September 2016
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  • Global Industry Analysts
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  • 167 pages

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) in Shipments (in Million Units). The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2015 through 2022. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 39 companies including many key and niche players such as -

Datang Microelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
Eastcompeace Smart Card Co., Ltd.
Ebtikar Card Systems
Etisalat
Gemalto NV

Table Of Contents

Global Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Industry


I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations
Disclaimers
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics
Product Definitions and Scope of Study


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY


1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
SIM Cards - Market Review and Outlook
Emerging Markets Drive Growth in Subscriber Base
Low Mobile Penetration in Least Developed Countries Present Untapped Potential
Proliferation of Mobile Phone Users - A Major Growth Driver
Table 1: Global Unique Subscribers 2010 to 2020 (in Billions) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 2: Global Unique Subscriber Penetration (%): 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Growing Smartphone Penetration Buoys Market Opportunities
Opportunity Indicators
Table 3: World Market for Smartphones (2016 and 2020): Breakdown of Annual Shipments in Thousand Units by Geographic Region/Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 4: Smartphone Penetration Rate (%) for Select Countries Worldwide as a Percentage of Population Owning a Phone: 2016 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
SIM Volume Growth Decouples From Mobile Shipments
Ranking of Factors Impacting SIM Card Sales
SIM Cards - Traversing the Technology Graph
Competition Triggers SIM Upgradations


2. KEY MARKET TRENDS and GROWTH DRIVERS
Embedded SIMs in Smartphones: The Next Big Leap in Mobile Technology
Embedded SIM cards - A New SIM for Connected Consumers
Multi-SIM Ownership - Market Variations
Continued Migration to 4G Spur LTE SIM Card Sales
Table 5: Global LTE SIM Card Market (2015): Percentage Breakdown of LTE SIM Card Volume by Region/Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 6: Global Connections by Technology (2010-2020) (In Billions) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Proliferation of Smart Mobile Computing Devices Spurs Growth
Migration to 3G and 4G Networks to Spur Sales of UICC and USIM Cards
Nano-SIM Cards Drive Growth
Table 7: SIM Card Market by Format (2015): Percentage Share Breakdwon of Shipment Volume for Mini SIM Cards, Micro SIM Cards, and Nano SIM Cards (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Penetration of Ultra Low Cost Phones Rakes in Demand for Low Capacity SIM Cards
Growth in NFC SIM Cards Market Cools Down
SIM Card Commoditization Takes Hold in Developing Countries
SIM Card Registration: A Pressing Need
SIM Migration Packs Help Upgrade to Higher Capacity SIM Cards
Reprogrammable SIMs: A New Proposition


3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW
SIM: A Definition
Formats
SIM Card Sizes
Mini Subscriber Identity Module (Mini-SIM)
Micro Subscriber Identity Module (Micro-SIM)
Nano Subscriber Identity Module (Nano-SIM)
Embedded SIM / Embedded Universal Integrated Circuit Card ( eUICC)
Higher SIM Card Memory Capacity: The Order of the Day
Functions of a SIM Card
Usage Standards in Mobile Phones
SIM Operating Systems
Data Stored in SIM
An Overview of the Data Stored
Integrated Circuit Card Identifier or ICC-ID
International Mobile Subscriber Identity or IMSI
Authentication Key or Ki
Authentication Process
Contacts and SMS Messages in SIM
Types of SIM Cards
Low Capacity SIM Card
Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC)
Applications of UICC Card
Enhanced Security
Smart and Secure Storage Device
Personalization
Provision of Network Access Applications
SIM Security - An Overview
Securing Data with PIN Lock
Recording IMEI Number
Pricing
Universal Subscriber Identity Module (USIM)
Multiple-Subscriber Identity Module devices
e-Subscriber Identity Module
Multi-Subscriber Identity Module


4. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY
Smart Launches Super Speed LTE SIMS and Giga Surf 50 in Philippines
Senterra to Acquire Oasis Smart
Safran to Divest Morpho Detection
Safran Consolidates Group Companies
Spirent Inks Agreement with Oasis Smart for IoT Solutions
Giesecke and Devrient and Vodafone Partners for Vodafone Secure Login
Jasper and Giesecke and Devrient Inks Deal on Global SIM


5. FOCUS ON SELECT KEY PLAYERS
Datang Microelectronics Technology Co., Ltd. (China)
Eastcompeace Smart Card Co., Ltd. (China)
Ebtikar Card Systems (UAE)
Etisalat (UAE)
Gemalto NV (Netherlands)
Giesecke and Devrient (Germany)
KONA I (Korea)
Oberthur Technologies (France)
Safran S.A (France)
Solacia (South Korea)
Telit Communications PLC (Italy)
Watchdata Technologies Pte Ltd. (Singapore)
Wuhan Tianyu Information Industry Co., Ltd. (China)


6. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE
Table 8: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards by Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Number of Shipments in Million Units for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 9: World Historic Review for Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards by Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Number of Shipments in Million Units for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 10: World 14-Year Perspective for Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards by Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Shipments for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)


III. MARKET


1. THE UNITED STATES
A.Market Analysis
Current and Future Analysis
Wearable Devices, eSIMs and Business Model: New Drivers and Challenges
NFC SIM Cards Market Simmers Down
Evolving Sale-Channel Dynamics
Dual SIM Market in the US
B.Market Analytics
Table 11: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards Market Analyzed with Number of Shipments in Million Units for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 12: US Historic Review for Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards Market Analyzed with Number of Shipments in Million Units for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)


2. CANADA
A.Market Analysis
Current and Future Analysis
B.Market Analytics
Table 13: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards Market Analyzed with Number of Shipments in Million Units for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 14: Canadian Historic Review for Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards Market Analyzed with Number of Shipments in Million Units for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)


3. JAPAN
A.Market Analysis
Current and Future Analysis
Smartphone Market in Japan
Efforts to Improve Tourists' Connectivity to lend Growth
B.Market Analytics
Table 15: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards Market Analyzed with Number of Shipments in Million Units for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 16: Japanese Historic Review for Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards Market Analyzed with Number of Shipments in Million Units for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)


4. EUROPE
A.Market Analysis
Current and Future Analysis
Dual SIM Phone Shipments Buoy Growth
B.Market Analytics
Table 17: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards by Geographic Region/Country - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Number of Shipments in Million Units for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 18: European Historic Review for Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards by Geographic Region/Country - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Number of Shipments in Million Units for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 19: European 14-Year Perspective for Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards by Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Shipments for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4a. FRANCE
A.Market Analysis
Current and Future Analysis
Table 20: Percentage Breakdown of Mobile Penetration Rate in France for Years 2010-2015 (excluding M2M cards) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Strategic Corporate Developments
Key Players
B.Market Analytics
Table 21: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards Market Analyzed with Number of Shipments in Million Units for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 22: French Historic Review for Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards Market Analyzed with Number of Shipments in Million Units for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4b. GERMANY
A.Market Analysis
Current and Future Analysis
Dual SIM Handsets Popular among German Migrants
Strategic Corporate Developments
Key Player
B.Market Analytics
Table 23: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards Market Analyzed with Number of Shipments in Million Units for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 24: German Historic Review for Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards Market Analyzed with Number of Shipments in Million Units for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4c. ITALY
A.Market Analysis
Current and Future Analysis
Key Player
B.Market Analytics
Table 25: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards Market Analyzed with Number of Shipments in Million Units for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 26: Italian Historic Review for Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards Market Analyzed with Number of Shipments in Million Units for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM
A.Market Analysis
Current and Future Analysis
Strategic Corporate Developments
B.Market Analytics
Table 27: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards Market Analyzed with Number of Shipments in Million Units for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 28: UK Historic Review for Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards Market Analyzed with Number of Shipments in Million Units for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4e. SPAIN
A.Market Analysis
Current and Future Analysis
B.Market Analytics
Table 29: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards Market Analyzed with Number of Shipments in Million Units for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 30: Spanish Historic Review for Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards Market Analyzed with Number of Shipments in Million Units for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4f. RUSSIA
A.Market Analysis
Current and Future Analysis
Dual SIM Handsets High on Demand in Russian Market
B.Market Analytics
Table 31: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards Market Analyzed with Number of Shipments in Million Units for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 32: Russian Historic Review for Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards Market Analyzed with Number of Shipments in Million Units for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4g. REST OF EUROPE
A.Market Analysis
Current and Future Analysis
Kazakhstan
Fierce Competition Continues in Kazakh SIM Market
Romania
Rising Tablet and Smartphone Sales Push Mobile Telephony Market
Table 33: Leading Operators in Romanian SIM Card Market (2015): Percentage Breakdown of Leading Operators - Orange, Vodafone, Telekom Romania and RCSandRDS (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Key Player
B.Market Analytics
Table 34: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards Market Analyzed with Number of Shipments in Million Units for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 35: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards Market Analyzed with Number of Shipments in Million Units for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)


5. ASIA-PACIFIC
A.Market Analysis
Current and Future Analysis
A Lucrative market for SIM Cards
Dual SIM Cards on the Growth Curve
B.Market Analytics
Table 36: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards by Geographic Region/Country - China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Number of Shipments in Million Units for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 37: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards by Geographic Region/Country - China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Number of Shipments in Million Units for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 38: Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards by Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Shipments for China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5a. CHINA
A.Market Analysis
Current and Future Analysis
China Leads the Pack in LTE SIM Card Shipment Market
Growth in Dual-SIM Smartphones Augers Well for Market Growth
Table 39: Mobile Phones Market in China (2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Dual SIM Handset and Single SIM Handset (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Key Players
B.Market Analytics
Table 40: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards Market Analyzed with Number of Shipments in Million Units for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 41: Chinese Historic Review for Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards Market Analyzed with Number of Shipments in Million Units for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5b. INDIA
A.Market Analysis
Current and Future Analysis
Growth in Mobile Phone Users Pushes Market Prospects
Young Users, the Main Fulcrum of Multi-SIM Growth in Indian Market
Table 42: Indian Multi-SIM Market (2015): Percentage Breakdown for Multi-SIM Users by Age Group (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 43: Indian Multi-SIM Market (2015): Percentage Breakdown for Multi-SIM Users by Consumer Segment (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
B.Market Analytics
Table 44: Indian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards Market Analyzed with Number of Shipments in Million Units for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 45: Indian Historic Review for Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards Market Analyzed with Number of Shipments in Million Units for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5c. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC
A.Market Analysis
Current and Future Analysis
Australia
Indonesia
Indonesia Joins List of Countries Requiring SIM Registration
South Korea
Myanmar
Product Launch
Key Players
B.Market Analytics
Table 46: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards Market Analyzed with Number of Shipments in Million Units for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 47: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards Market Analyzed with Number of Shipments in Million Units for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)


6. LATIN AMERICA
A.Market Analysis
Current and Future Analysis
Liberalization and Growth of Telecommunication Sector
Key Statistical Findings
Table 48: Latin American Growth in LTE Connections (2014-2018) Breakdown by Volume of Connections in Millions of Users (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 49: Smartphone Penetration Rate (%) for Select Countries in Latin America as a Percentage of Mobile Phone Users: 2015 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
B.Market Analytics
Table 50: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards by Geographic Region/Country - Brazil, Mexico and Rest of Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Number of Shipments in Million Units for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 51: Latin American Historic Review for Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards by Geographic Region/Country - Brazil, Mexico and Rest of Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Number of Shipments in Million Units for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 52: Latin American 14-Year Perspective for Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards by Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Shipments for Brazil, Mexico and Rest of Latin American Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

6a. BRAZIL
A.Market Analysis
Current and Future Analysis
Factors Impacting Market Growth
B.Market Analytics
Table 53: Brazilian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards Market Analyzed with Number of Shipments in Million Units for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 54: Brazilian Historic Review for Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards Market Analyzed with Number of Shipments in Million Units for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

6b. MEXICO
A.Market Analysis
Current and Future Analysis
B.Market Analytics
Table 55: Mexican Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards Market Analyzed with Number of Shipments in Million Units for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 56: Mexican Historic Review for Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards Market Analyzed with Number of Shipments in Million Units for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

6c. REST OF LATIN AMERICA
A.Market Analysis
Current and Future Analysis
B.Market Analytics
Table 57: Rest Of Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards Market Analyzed with Number of Shipments in Million Units for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 58: Rest of Latin American Historic Review for Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards Market Analyzed with Number of Shipments in Million Units for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)


7. REST OF WORLD
A.Market Analysis
Current and Future Analysis
Africa
Statistical Highlights of African SIM Card Market
Table 59: Pan Africa SIM Penetration Rate: Percentage Breakdown of Pan Africa SIM Penetration for Total and Adult Population for Years 2008-2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 60: Multi-SIM in South African Mobile Market (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Multi-SIM for leading Players - Vodacom, MTN, Cell C and Telkom Mobile (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Middle East
Iranian Mobile Technology Penetration
Table 61: Mobile Phone Operators in Iran. Percentage breakdown of Mobile Phone Operators - MCI, Irancell, RighTel (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Key Players
B.Market Analytics
Table 62: Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards Market Analyzed with Number of Shipments in Million Units for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 63: Rest of World Historic Review for Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards Market Analyzed with Number of Shipments in Million Units for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
Total Companies Profiled: 39 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 41) The United States (4) Canada (1) Europe (11) - France (3) - Germany (2) - The United Kingdom (3) - Rest of Europe (3) Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (15) Africa (5) Middle East (5)

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