Friday 4 January 2019, AmsterdamAccording to a new market intelligence report titled "Global Embedded SIM (eSIM) Market, Analysis and Forecast, 2018-2028", the growing consumer inclination toward a more connected experience is likely to increase the opportunities for eSIM players across different sectors, including automotive, consumer electronics, transportation, and healthcare. In 2017, approximately 136.4 million eSIMs were shipped and the market is likely to grow at a CAGR of 44.12% during the period of 2018-2028. This growth is attributable to the growing popularity of connected vehicles, fleet management services, and changing consumer behavior toward a more connected and safer driving experience. Also, the growing demand from various emerging applications areas such as in smartphones, laptops, drones, and eHealth services, is expected to fuel the market growth in the forecast period. The key players in the global eSIM market are Gemalto N.V., Giesecke & Devrient GmbH, IDEMIA, Telit Communications PLC, and Workz Group, among others.