COMPRION's portfolio of eSIM/RSP Professional Services intends to complement our eSIM/ RSP tool portfolio. Although the tool portfolio is already very comprehensive and designed to support its users in the best possible way, we want to ensure that there is no missing critical element in your individual endeavor to achieve your target, which you may not want or cannot cover yourself.
With this in mind, we shaped a portfolio of Professional Services.
Leveraging our Professional Services will:
Often, your demand to levage support by a COMPRION Professional Service may arise spontaneously and you need to get support quickly. Most times, we can jointly manage this in a very fast manner:
When evolving towards eSIM-based services, why starting from scratch to develop an eSIM profile?
M(V)NOs provide communication services based on SIM cards, which define all the features of the company's communication services. Often, a lot of effort has been spend over years to add more and more sophistication. Also, it is proven that the configurations on the SIM properly represent what is intended.
A friction-less evolution towards eSIM-based services can be achieved by creating the eSIM profile based on the existing SIM card as a starting point. COMPRION can create such an eSIM profile. We start with the content of the original SIM card and conduct all the transformations necessary to end-up with an equivalent eSIM profile.
As M(V)NO, you just need to provide a sample of your SIM card with PIN keys to enable us to access all data elements of the file tree. Alternatively, you can read-out the content yourself, e.g. using COMPRION's File Tree Express tool and send this content to us. Security Domain(s) and RFM applications will be created with the parameters agreed. We'll provide a template where you can document the settings you require.
Further on, based on the deliverable of the project, you can evolve and modify the profile yourself, e.g. by using COMPRION's eUICC Profile Creator Tool. Testing the profile yourself, without the need to involve a SM-DP/DP+ provider, is possible by:
Deliverable: We provide a TCA-compliant eSIM profile in ASN.1 notation to you. We will conduct baseline interoperability testing of the profile with eUICCs/devices by testing and ensuring that the profile can be loaded and installed on two different eUICCs / devices.
Out-of-scope (but optional extension to the SIM-to-eSIM project):
Service type: Engineering
Customer segment: M(V)NOs, (M2M) Connectivity Provider, SM-DP(+) provider
Reference: The Anritsu- / Rohde&Schwarz-specific eSIM profiles, offered within COMPRION‘s eSIM Test Profile Service, have been created this way.
Typical effort: ~5 working days - if there are no special complexities and requirements.
Such could be: special effort to deal with applets, upgrading the profile towards a newer TCA specification, problem fixing e.g. in case the original SIM contained non-standardized features.
Test with an eSIM test profile which exactly addresses what is relevant for you!
Based on your specific requirements, COMPRION creates an eSIM test profile which allows you to exactly test what you want to test, e.g. a specific behavior of an eSIM device in the network that is controlled by information in the eSIM profile.
Send us your requirements - potentially just as a delta to other commonly used test profiles, e.g. the portfolio of GSMA TS.48 profiles. Once we have a common understanding, we'll create your test profile.
Deliverable: Test profile in ASN.1 format. We'll test that it correctly downloads and installs on two different eUICCs/devices.
Based on the deliverable of this project (but not part of the project), you can then use the profile to facilitate your testing, e.g. by:
In case you need to e.g. alter certain values of the test profile in order to test specific behavior of an eUICC / device, we're of course happy to support you. But there is also the option that you do it yourself by:
Service type: Engineering
Customer segment: Manufacturers of devices / modules / chip sets, Test labs
Reference: (i) Creation of a test profile for an OEM developing specific mobile devices for enterprise use cases, (ii) COMPRION was one of the major contributors to create the industry-wide used GSMA TS.48 test profiles
Typical effort: 3-5 working days, assuming that your requirements allow to use an existing GSMA / COMPRION test profile as the starting point to code your specific requirements (will be more, if the requirements are so different that a totally new profile needs to be created from scratch; in this case the effort will be in the range of 5-10 working days)
Quick and efficient support if you get stuck in your eSIM profile creation effort!
eSIM profile creation may get stuck in a situation where it is unclear how to code a certain business requirement, how to fix a syntactical / semantical issue or how to mitigate from an interoperability issue with an eUICC / device.
Support from an expert could help to overcome such an obstacle and therefore to significantly shorten the development process and to assure the intended outcome.
Our experts have all the tools at hand, which allow to address your question efficiently, e.g.:
Service type: Technical Consulting
Customer segment: M(V)NOs, (M2M) connectivity Provider, SM-DP(+) provider
Reference: Support of an MVNO in the consumer space, who is dealing with multiple home MNOs, to create its own eSIM profiles.
Typical effort: demand driven, often only few working days (e.g. 3-5)
Complement your (test) tool set by tailored components!
In case you have specific requirements in the context of testing mobile devices, (e)SIMs and respective functionality or RSP infrastructure, we are an experienced partner for you.
Although our portfolio of (test) tools is already quite comprehensive, it may always happen that you have a specific requirement that cannot be fulfilled by an out-of-the-box product. A project to fulfill your requirement could result in a dedicated new tool or test environment. But it may also just extent one of our products by some additional features.
Such a potential requirement is that you need test cases, which are not covered by one of our test benches, which implement the test cases from conformance test standards (the ones used by e.g. GP, PTCRB, GCF). But we are already well prepared for this scenario. Our test bench execution environment “Connectivity Test Center” is an open platform. It can also be used to develop and run custom test cases, getting all the benefits from the environment like automated test case execution and reporting. If you do not want to implement your specific test cases yourself, COMPRION can help you.
Service type: Software Engineering
Customer segment: M(V)NOs, (M2M) connectivity Provider, SM-DP(+) provider, OEMs
Reference: In long-term relationships we develop test tools for a big north American and a big European MNO.
Typical effort: depends on requirements
Ensure that your eSIM-based communication service works properly on the different devices of your customers!
Although the eSIM as well as the eSIM profile format are standardized (GSMA / Trusted Connectivity Allicance - COMPRION is member in both) and the eSIM is part of (GCF / PTCRB / GP) conformance testing, in practice interoperability problems remain. Identifying and fixing them before end users are affected and an issue results in negative business impact is key.
You provide the eUICC / device to us as well as the eSIM profile and we run it through a comprehensive testing scope, leveraging more or less our entire (test) tool portfolio, combined with all of our expert know how.
This will help you to identify and fix all interoperability problems. Or in case you have already spotted that there is a problem, the testing shall identify what aspect is causing the problem.
Deliverable: Comprehensive test report
Service type: Testing-as-a-service
Customer segment: M(V)NOs, EUMs, SM-DP(+) provider, OEMs, (M2M) connectivity provider
Reference: COMPRION is a major facilitator of GSMA’s LITE events which conducts such interoperability tests
Typical effort: fixed service pricing per tested eSIM profile - eSIM / device combination (root cause analysis and fixes for more compley issues that have been identified may require on-top professional service effort)
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