Securing connected
and mobile services

New SIMalliance Specification Supports Consistent Remote SIM Provisioning for Consumer and M2M deployments

19 September, 2018SIMalliance, the non-profit association which represents approximately 90% of the global SIM industry, has released version 2.2 of its eUICC Profile Package: Interoperable Format Technical Specification. This is the specification that standardises the format used for remote loading of subscriptions across deployed machine-to-machine (M2M) and consumer devices. It describes a common coding process for subscription data to be built, remotely loaded and installed into any eSIM by any SIM vendor on behalf of any mobile network operator (MNO).

The updated specification will further improve interoperability and provide additional functionality to enable consistent remote SIM provisioning across multiple consumer and M2M deployments.

“The eUICC Profile Package Technical Specification, and associated testing specifications, are already widely implemented across the industry”, comments Remy Cricco, Chairman of SIMalliance. “The latest enhancements are based on extensive feedback from specification users and the result of close collaboration with other key industry stakeholders, including GlobalPlatform and GSMA.”

“As the eSIM ecosystem continues to mature, SIMalliance is committed to evolving the eUICC Profile Package Technical Specification to meet the requirements posed by emerging technologies and trends, including the expected launch of the first 5G networks in 2019.”

For more information on SIMalliance, please visit – www.simalliance.org

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About SIMalliance (Security, Identity, Mobility)

SIMalliance is the global, non-profit industry association which advocates the protection of sensitive connected and mobile services to drive their creation, deployment and remote management across multiple industries and use cases, including IoT.

The organisation promotes the essential role of a tamper resistant secure hardware component in delivering secure applications and services across all devices that can access wireless networks. SIMalliance facilitates and accelerates delivery of secure connected services globally, by:

  • anticipating market needs and developing associated, enabling specifications;
  • collaborating with industry stakeholders to  ensure that new use cases and business models can be simply and securely supported;
  • clarifying and recommending existing technical standards relevant to the implementation of strong device security;
  • promoting the availability of its members’ standardised, global security infrastructure, together with an established process landscape, which offers an instant solution to many challenges associated with bringing mobile services to market and managing them remotely.    

SIMalliance members represent approximately 90% of the global SIM card market.

SIMalliance members are Card Centric Solutions, Gemalto, G+D Mobile Security, IDEMIA, Incard, Kona I, VALID, Watchdata and Wuhan Tianyu. SIMalliance Strategic Partners are ARM, Comprion, Linxens and Movenda.

For more information visit www.simalliance.org

 

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