March 2, 2024

“Staying connected is crucial for modern travellers”

Manet Mobile Solutions is an Italian company connecting travellers around the world. Luca Liparulo, COO & Sales Director, discusses the future of eSIM technology with ITB Berlin News.

What are the largest hurdles travellers face when it comes to mobile connectivity?
Staying connected is crucial for modern travellers. But traditional solutions often come with frustrations. Scrambling for local SIM cards upon arrival, language barriers adding confusion, and the constant worry of hidden roaming charges.

How does eSIM technology offer a more convenient solution for travellers ?
This is where eSIM steps in, a true game-changer for travellers. The idea is to get connectivity before a trip, simply by downloading eSIM profiles directly to a device. eSIM allows users to choose data plans tailored to a specific budget and provides complete flexibility without the hassle of physical SIM cards.

What could be the impact of eSIM technology in the next 3-5 years?
A recent study by GSMA Intelligence found that eSIM-compatible devices grew by a staggering 67% in 2023, reaching over 2 billion units globally. Mobilise Global forecasts this number to reach a whopping 5 billion connections by 2025, representing a near-universal adoption rate. Nearly 80% of all smartphones shipped in 2025 will be eSIM-capable.

How can travel providers leverage on Manet Travel’s offer ?
For travel operators, it brings new revenue streams through data plan sales and partnerships; competitive differentiation thanks to seamless eSIM connectivity; operational efficiency as Manet Travel simplifies connectivity management with remote provisioning and centralised dashboards. And last but not least brand loyalty set on stronger relationships with customers.

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