Special SIMs from Vodafone have higher read-write cycle limits, leading to an increased lifespan of the SIM. An average consumer grade SIM’s design lifecycle is approximately two years, whereas an IoT Special SIM has a design lifecycle of up to 10 years, reducing the costs associated with SIM swaps during the total lifespan of the device. IoT Special SIMs are available in 2 form factors - normal plastic and embedded, allowing you to choose what suits your business needs the best.
How it works
Vodafone's IoT Special SIMs are specially designed for IoT applications. These products use different microcontrollers which have been optimised and hardened for enhanced operational conditions. The IoT Special SIMs are qualified by the silicon supplier, by the SIM supplier and by the Vodafone team. A dedicated and highly stressable memory area (HSM) is introduced to store frequently updated files. Vodafone’s IoT Special SIMs come in either a 2FF (Plugin SIM) or MFF (Solderable SIM Chip) form factor according to ETSI and JEDEC specifications.