Validated COMPRION RSP Test Benches Support GSMA SGP.24 RSP Compliance Process

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The newly published GSMA SGP.24 RSP Compliance Process V2.0 now requires functional testing by industry certification schemes GCF, PTCRB, and GlobalPlatform. These certifications schemes are referencing validated COMPRION RSP test benches for conformance testing. COMPRION were the first to offer validated tests for the industry.

The GSMA SGP.24 RSP Compliance Process is the framework for proving functional compliance of an RSP consumer product. Conformance testing of the RSP functionality of an eUICC (also called eSIM) is now part of the GlobalPlatform certification program whereas eSIM devices such as smartphones, tablets, and wearables require GCF or PTCRB certification in order to be declared compliant to the GSMA Compliance Process.

Claus André Madsen, COMPRION Business Development Manager and chair of the RSP Certification Group within the GSMA, emphasizes the importance of the SGP.24 Compliance Process: “Product compliance is essential for ensuring interoperability within the GSMA RSP ecosystem, and the functional testing is key to demonstrate compliance of both: an eSIM and a device containing the eSIM.” Until now, functional compliance was demonstrated by the vendor’s own testing which is often a burden for the vendor. With the updated GSMA RSP Compliance Process, vendors can rely on COMPRION test benches. At the same time, mobile operators can rely on a consistent testing scope ensuring global interoperability.

Building a Custom Remote SIM Provisioning Infrastructure Made Easy – Full Control over Soldered eSIMs

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COMPRION introduces the SM-SR and SM-DP subscription managers at the MWC, by which MVNOs, service providers, and manufacturers of IoT devices with eSIMs can build their custom RSP infrastructure.

At the MWC, the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry held in Barcelona, 26 February – 1 March 2018, COMPRION shows the newest products in the field of eSIM and Remote SIM Provisioning (RSP). COMPRION SM-SR (Subscription Manager – Secure Routing) and COMPRION SM-DP (Subscription Manager – Data Preparation) provide GSMA SGP.02-compliant functionality, enabling especially Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs), service providers, and manufacturers of mobile IoT devices with eSIMs, for example, from the areas of smart living, automotive, or logistics, to build their custom remote SIM provisioning environment and thereby maintain control over their soldered eSIMs.

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Validation of COMPRION GSMA SGP.23 Type B Device Tests Activates New GCF Work Item

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Testing consumer devices in terms of their RSP functionality including SM-DS becomes part of the GCF mobile type approval certification program

The tests specified as Type B by the GSMA are now part of the GCF mobile type approval program. “Manufacturers of consumer devices who want to use their smartphones, tablets, PCs, or smartwatches in the GSMA eSIM environment, now must prove that their devices correctly support switching of the operator. This is done by the GCF certification. It is an important step for a globally compatible eSIM ecosystem,“ explains Frank Oberhokamp, Product Manager for eUICC test solutions at COMPRION.

“Thanks to COMPRION these tests are now part of GCF“, Oberhokamp is delighted. The validation of the COMPRION GSMA SGP.23 RSP Device Test Bench on January 17/18, 2018, activated a new work item at GCF: GCF WI-276.

The GSMA – as the driving force and specification body for eSIM and RSP functionality – has developed a series of specifications with the aim of making the eSIM technology and the relevant services globally interoperable and reliable. GCF is one of GSMA’s industry partners providing certification for the eSIM technology using GSMA’s defined tests.

In November 2017, the validation of Type A tests has already led to the activation of the first GCF Work Item (WI-274) for device tests.

Certification of eUICCs – The Ticket for the GSMA eSIM Ecosystem

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Thanks to the GlobalPlatform qualification of COMPRION eUICC Consumer Devices card tests, test labs and card manufacturers are able to certify their eUICCs for the GSMA eSIM ecosystem.

To become part of the closed GSMA eSIM ecosystem, all applicants – meaning eSIMs, servers, and devices – must prove that they meet the GSMA requirements. “This ensures that the individual players authorize each other as ‘interlocutors’ and that they are able to communicate,“ explains Dr. Frank Oberhokamp, Product Manager eUICC Consumer Devices Test Solutions at COMPRION. The GSMA as “gatekeeper” of the eSIM ecosystem requires the potential participants to certify their products. “For the eUICC manufacturers, this means that they must pass the required tests of the GlobalPlatform Card Compliance Program successfully,“ according to Oberhokamp.

Test labs and eUICC manufacturers themselves must use a test solution qualified by GlobalPlatform. COMPRION has received this qualification during the last GlobalPlatform TestFest on December 13-15, 2017 in La Ciotat/France. Two COMPRION eUICC Consumer Devices card test benches have been qualified: 1) GSMA SGP.23 RSP eUICC Consumer Devices Test Bench (which checks the profile download) and 2) SIMalliance eUICC Consumer Devices Profile Package Test Bench (which checks the profile interpreter on the card).

Mobile Kommunikation mit eSIM schafft Wettbewerbsvorteile

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Materna und COMPRION vereinbaren Partnerschaft und unterstützen bei der Realisierung eSIM-basierter Projekte

Dortmund/Paderborn, 23. November 2017. Das international tätige IT-Dienstleistungsunternehmen Materna GmbH und der führende Anbieter von Testlösungen für die mobile Telekommunikation COMPRION kooperieren zukünftig im Bereich eSIM Consulting. Das Angebot richtet sich an Unternehmen, die durch die Einführung der eSIM-Technologie die Kosten ihrer mobilen Kommunikationsinfrastruktur reduzieren möchten, und gleichzeitig die Flexibilität haben möchten, den Netzbetreiber während des Betriebs zu wechseln. Hierfür bieten die Partner Beratungsleistungen, Workshops, Simulationsumgebungen und Lösungen für das Remote SIM Provisioning (RSP) in eSIM-basierten Umgebungen.

Ziel des herstellerunabhängigen Angebots ist es, Unternehmen auf die Nutzung der eSIM vorzubereiten sowie neue, zukunftssichere Geschäftsmodelle zu entwickeln und konkrete RSP-Anwendungen auf Basis der von Materna und COMPRION angebotenen Leistungen zu realisieren. Zielgruppen für die eSIM-Technologie sind beispielsweise Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO), Hersteller von Internet of Things-Geräten, M2M-Systemanbieter (Machine-to-Machine-Kommunikation), Automobilzulieferer sowie Integratoren und OEMs.

GCF Validation of COMPRION GSMA SGP.23 RSP Device Tests Activates GCF Work Item 274

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COMPRION first to provide GCF-listed RSP consumer device tests

Thanks to newly validated test cases on a COMPRION test platform, an important step forward was taken for the eUICC consumer devices ecosystem: Remote SIM Provisioning (RSP) testing for consumer devices becomes part of GCF’s Mobile Type Approval certification program.

The GSMA has been working hard to push forward the RSP functionality. A set of technical and test specifications has been created to enable reliable and globally interoperable services. “The technology is used to allow switching a device’s subscription from one mobile network operator (MNO) to another without swapping physical SIM cards. This is already possible with a limited number of devices – think of LTE-enabled Apple Watch Series 3 or variants of the Samsung Gear smartwatch – and selected service providers,” explains Dr. Frank Oberhokamp, Product Manager at COMPRION. In order to provide compliant and interoperable offerings, the device tests defined in the SGP.23 RSP Test Specification have been integrated into the conformance program of the Global Certification Forum (GCF) in the form of the new work item (WI) 274. WI RSP Device (LPAd) Conformance Testing contains a total of 92 test cases, 79 of which deemed as mission critical by the GSMA.

New Validated COMPRION GSMA TS.27 Test Cases Activate GCF WI-249

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100% of respective test cases have been validated and henceforth ensure conformity of terminals with GSMA standards for UICC-based NFC services.

During the recent GCF CAG#52 October meeting in Venice, the new work item 249 was activated. This was possible because 100% of the contained test cases were validated on COMPRION test systems. “The work item covers several technologies such as card emulation, Bearer Independent Protocol (BIP), general device support, and Android-specific device support,“ says Hajo Sandschneider, Marketing Director at COMPRION. “The referenced test cases are defined in the GSMA TS.27 NFC Handset Test Book. We are proud that 100% of the conformance test cases were validated by GCF so that work item 249 UICC based NFC Services (Rel-9) could be activated.” The new work item extends the test coverage for NFC-related conformance certification criteria in accordance with the conformance test cases defined in various chapters of the GSMA TS.27 document.

The newly added test cases reached 100% validation on the COMPRION UT³ Platform listed as TP 118. UT³ Platform is COMPRION's universal conformance platform for contact-based and contactless terminal testing.

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COMPRION eUICC Profile Manager Supporting Phase Two of GSMA Specifications for Consumer Devices

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COMPRION’s modular tool for efficient eUICC life-cycle management now supports phase 2 of the GSMA specifications for consumer devices. Phase 2 of SGP.21 and SGP.22 will be the new basis for worldwide interoperability of Remote SIM Provisioning for consumer devices. The eUICC Profile Manager for phase 2 will be introduced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

The eUICC Profile Manager is a tool designed for mobile network operators, card manufacturers, system integrators, or service providers. Jens Christoph, Director for eUICC Test Solutions at COMPRION explains: “It helps engineers coding eUICC profiles to easily load the defined profile onto the card. As the tool is very convenient to use, it prepares the eUICC for further usage or testing.”
The software consists of two components. The Profile Loader can be used to load, enable, disable, or delete profiles of M2M or consumer device eUICCs. With the Profile Explorer option, users can scan and update already provisioned profiles using remote file and application management (RFM and RAM) procedures.

The eUICC Profile Manager is compliant to both – the latest version of the GSMA M2M specification SGP.02 V3.1 and the Consumer Device specification SGP.22 V2.0.
All relevant transport channels, secure channel protocols, and all subscription management servers of both GSMA eUICC realms are covered, which makes eUICC Profile Manager an essential all-round tool for anyone working with eUICCs.