Arm has not yet gained official status for iSIM as a GSMA eSIM specification; but industry acceptance and momentum appear strong enough that enterprise customers will be able to rely on iSIM as a robust standard option.
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Senior Principal Analyst
As part of Omdia’s Internet of Things (IoT) research program, Sam covers multiple facets of the global IoT market. Currently, he has a specific focus on analyzing software and services that support the adoption of IoT solutions.
In offering expert opinion, Sam has been widely quoted in the media, including The Economist, the Financial Times, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Prior to joining Informa (now Omdia), formerly IHS Markit, in 2012, Sam was the director of IoT research practice at ABI Research. He started his analyst career in 2001 at In-Stat, covering the semiconductor and networking equipment markets. After graduating from the University of California, San Diego, Sam spent three years working in Japan before returning to the US to earn an MBA (Hons.) from Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Senior Analyst, Connectivity & IoT
Tanner primarily works in the areas of IoT cybersecurity and data security capabilities. Tanner provides insight into the unique challenges of these domains, recognizing that they represent both the first and last lines of defense in cybersecurity.
After attaining a graduate degree in defense and strategic studies, Tanner spent a decade as an analyst within the aerospace and defense fields covering services, intelligence, and cyber operations. Following that experience, Tanner pursued additional knowledge on the growing realm of cybersecurity, resulting in his completion of a master’s degree in the field. Upon transitioning to Omdia, Tanner focuses his attention on the various segments of his respective coverage areas. He adopts a multi-lens approach, seeking to divide the market into various segments including domains of protection, security technologies deployed, vertical market applications, and regional growth trends.
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