Pakistan is preparing to begin producing SIMs and smart cards domestically in order to safeguard the nation from the threat of cyberattacks, generate employment opportunities, and conserve valuable foreign currency.
According to official papers, regional physical SIM producers may create eSIM management platforms and provide eSIM goods via “Platform as a Service” to cellular mobile operators (CMOs).
The government of Pakistan has identified digital transformation and the development of an enabling environment as top priorities. In the age of digital services, SIMs and smart cards assume a crucial role.
Due to the fact that millions of SIMs are now imported, local SIM manufactures will have a significant positive economic impact.
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), in accordance with the documents, fully endorses the necessary function of carrying out permission, compliance, and adoption of SIM card manufacturing in the telecom industry.
In many national economies, the local SIM and smart card manufacturing sector has already surpassed all others as the largest industry, and it is crucial to fostering long-term economic expansion.
From a business standpoint, it will strengthen the economy by generating tax revenue, opening up job opportunities, and conserving valuable foreign currency.
Additionally, it will give academia another useful perspective on research and development.
The growth of SIM technology has led to the development of various SIM types by manufacturers worldwide, including Embedded SIM (eSIM), Soft SIM, and Integrated SIM (iSIM), among others.
These alternatives to an actual SIM card are all respectable. As a result, regional producers of physical SIM cards may create eSIM management platforms and provide eSIM goods to CMOs.
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