Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative test and measurement solutions for advanced and converged networks, is pleased to announce that along with eSIM test solution expert COMPRION, they have established an eSIM over-the-air (OTA) test environment using Anritsu’s Signalling Tester MD8475A and COMPRION eUICC Profile Manager. The verification of the test environment was done at the Certification Center Svyaz-sertificat, one of the representative certification bodies in Russia that provides full certification services.
From January 2017, all new vehicles in the Euroasian Economic Union (EAEU) must be equipped with the ERA-GLONASS emergency calling system. Certification for these eCall systems is based on the Russian GOST R System specifications, where GOST 33470 covers the test methods for wireless communication modules of in-vehicle emergency call devices and systems. The newly added Chapter 9 will make SIM OTA testing mandatory from January 2019.
Anritsu and COMPRION are now able to offer a test solution for the remote provisioning and management of the Embedded UICC (eUICC) in IVS (In Vehicle System) Devices which operates in accordance with GSMA SGP.02 v.3.1 and confirmation of its compliance to the corresponding standards (GOSTs) and regulations. eSIM allows the profile (a combination of a file structure, data and applications which allows access to a specific mobile network infrastructure) to be changed via an OTA environment. This is particularly attractive to the automotive market as it is physically hard to change a SIM card already deployed within the IVS of a vehicle.
The tests were executed over-the-air on a laboratory test bench comprised of Anritsu’s Signalling Tester MD8475A with Software SmartStudio MX847570A, controlled by COMPRION eUICC Profile Manager which simulated remote management servers of SM-SR and SM-DP (Subscription Manager Secure Routing and Subscription Manager Data Preparation). During the tests, conducted in accordance with Chapter 9 of GOST 33470-2015, the combined solution achieved successful completion of all the test procedures defined in Clause 118 of Appendix 10 to Technical Regulation of the Customs Union (CU TR) 018/2011 and GOST 33464-2015. The test scenarios included Profile Management operations that are set of functions related to the download of a new profile on the eUICC and its content verification.
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 several 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.
Svyaz-sertificat (www.sert.ru) is the leading certification center of telecommunication and mobile network equipment in Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). Testing laboratory “ERA” possesses officially validated unique measuring and test equipment fleet for the purpose of execution of certification tests and confirmation of compliance of the emergency call systems (ERA-GLONASS, eCall, …), satellite navigation apparatus, wheeled vehicles, communication equipment. Self-developed testing software allow TL “ERA” to provide manufacturers with exclusive possibility of detailed preliminary (engineering) testing. It also gives Customers the opportunity to save costs and time by automatizing of testing process and ensures that human-factor influence on testing results would be avoided. Svyaz-sertificat work with mostly all the well-known manufacturers of vehicles, telecommunication and mobile network equipment that supply their products to EAEU.
Anritsu Corporation (www.anritsu.com) is a provider of innovative communications solutions for more than 120 years. The company's test and measurement solutions include wireless, optical, microwave/RF and digital instruments, operations support systems and solutions, customized software solutions, that can be used during R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed devices for design into communication products and systems. With the addition of multidimensional service assurance solutions for network monitoring and optimization, Anritsu provides complete solutions for existing and next-generation wireline and wireless communication systems and service providers. Anritsu sells in over 90 countries worldwide with approximately 4,000 employees.