In the future, we will see more and more M2M devices with an eSIM. To ensure that switching to another MNO and the related Remote SIM Provisioning (RSP) work reliably, Comprion is introducing a test eSIM (also known as test eUICC) for the M2M architecture. This enables mobile network operators and infrastructure suppliers to test the interoperability of the included components in the eUICC M2M environment during product development and integration.
Why Use a Test eSIM?
Running RSP functions is protected by credentials that are normally not known to the user. As the Comprion Test eUICC M2M is personalized with test certificates and test keys, it allows the tester to set up an RSP test infrastructure. This means that defined procedures for the remote provisioning and management of the embedded UICC (eUICC) can be executed in a test environment. The Comprion Test eUICC M2M can be used for the following tasks:
- Functional testing of the Subscription Managers (SM-DP and SM-SR)
- Verification of SIMalliance profile definitions
- Testing the M2M device interoperability
The Comprion Test eUICC M2M
The Test eUICC M2M comes with a preloaded Comprion test profile that has been created in accordance with Comprion’s longtime experience with test SIMs and test USIMs. The profile includes the 3G test algorithm. The file structure of the profile can be scanned and updated via Remote File Management (RFM). The necessary keys are provided. Moreover, different profiles can be loaded to the card for testing purposes by means of the respective eUICC standard procedures. The Test eUICC M2M is removable and comes in the 3FF format (mini-UICC).
The test eUICC for M2M is already the second test eSIM in the Comprion test card portfolio. Earlier this year, Comprion already introduced a test eUICC for consumer devices.
Comprion (www.comprion.com) is the worldwide leading manufacturer of test solutions for smart card interfaces, terminals and smart cards. Covering contact-based and contactless technologies, Comprion provides their expertise to multiple industries, especially telecommunications, payments and M2M. Our involvement in a number of standardization and certification bodies enables us to integrate the latest standards and requirements into our high-quality products. As Comprion test systems are renowned for the most accurate measurement capabilities, the company serves all top mobile phone, terminal, card and chipset manufacturers as well as mobile network operators and test houses. Comprion also acts as technological consultant supporting many key players in the market.