SIM Card Administration

(Commitments to the European Commission on licensing of patents and disclosure of OTA interoperability information)

The OTA administration framework has been standardized in the early stages of OTA technology in ETSI/3GPP - 03.48 - Release 98 and OTA providers have adapted their OTA platforms to be able to address SIM cards issued by different card providers.

Card providers can still deploy either fully interoperable SIM cards (conform to SIM Alliance interoperability definition) or proprietary SIM cards.

Let’s then consider two different approaches to integrate SIM cards into an OTA platform.

 

Java interoperable SIM cards

Proprietary SIM cards

Description

As a SIM Supplier, you want your interoperable Java SIM cards to be administrated by a Gemalto OTA platform.

As a SIM Supplier, you want your proprietary SIM cards to be administrated by a Gemalto OTA platform.

Prerequisite

Card interoperability validated with SIM Alliance tools http://www.simalliance.org/

1- List of services to be used.
2- Library (APIs) able to support these services.
3- APIs user manual
4- Test cards

Gemalto answer

All interoperable SIM cards can be administrated by any interoperable OTA platform, without any modification or customisation, neither on OTA side nor on SIM side.

Gemalto may provide Technical assistance / Consulting for end-to-end validation on a daily-fee basis.

Proprietary SIM cards are using proprietary commands to be addressed over the air.
The OTA platforms should embed proprietary libraries from the SIM suppliers to be able to administrate those cards.
Thus proprietary cards do not need to be modified.

Gemalto develops and tests the necessary API for the SIM Supplier Library.

Process Overview

A Gemalto OTA Specialist will manage Legal, Technical and Commercial proposal.

If needed, Support is delivered on a daily-fee basis.

A Gemalto OTA Specialist will manage Legal, Technical and Commercial proposal.
Development is done on a daily-fee basis.

Delivrables

Tests reports.

SIM Supplier Library integrated and tested

Tests reports.

Time Commitments

Proposal can be sent in 10 working days.

Proposal can be sent in 10 working days.