With Over-the-Air Parameter Administration (OTAPA), operators can send mass updates to subscriber R-UIM cards or reprogram individual cards, supporting the introduction of new services.
In addition to OTASP and OTAPA support for R-UIM, the Interop CDMA OTA solution supports ESN, MEID, pESN, and EUMID equipment identification numbers.
Interop Technologies currently provides its CDMA OTA solution to PT Smartfren (formerly PT Smart Telecom), a leading cellular service provider in Indonesia that utilizes R-UIM and OMH SIM card technology.
SIM cards from Gemplus are already used in the iDEN Mike phones from TELUS and R-UIM
cards are currently used by around 40 other CDMA operators.
A R-UIM card can store hundreds of personal phone numbers, text messages and value-added services.
With R-UIM cards now available for the North American market, CDMA operators and MVNOs have a huge opportunity to increase both revenue and subscriber loyalty through a user experience that is better than ever before," added Beverly.
China Unicom has already committed to including R-UIMs
in its CDMA networks and is very pleased by the results of the test and the commitment of Gemplus and the handset manufacturers in ensuring the success of this project," said Wang Yingpei, Chairman and General Manager of Unicom Horizon.
The demonstration used a QUALCOMM CDMA Technologies (QCT) Mobile Station Modem (MSM(TM)) with an integrated R-UIM interface and R-UIM Simera Airflex(TM) system by SchlumbergerSema in a Samsung handset.
The system solutions from QCT and SchlumbergerSema, designed to meet the market requirements in China and Korea allowed us to achieve significant time-to-market advantages to roll out a validated R-UIM solution.
The Samsung R-UIM-enabled phone, based on the company's SCH-A399(RFC) handset, used QCT's MSM3100(TM) IS-95A/B integrated circuit and system software with integrated R-UIM interface to operate with the SchlumbergerSema Simera Airflex R-UIM card.
Targeted for the QUALCOMM CDMA Technologies (QCT) Mobile Station Modem (MSM(TM)) family of cdmaOne and CDMA2000 1x integrated circuits, including the MSM5105(TM), MSM5100(TM), MSM5500(TM) integrated circuits and subsequent MSM6xxx CDMA2000 1x integrated circuits, the Gemplus R-UIM solution will support roaming services and value-added service capabilities across cdmaOne and CDMA2000 1x and Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) networks.
Rolling out qualified R-UIM system solutions for Gemplus R-UIM smart cards on our MSM products will significantly accelerate the development of R-UIM-enabled handsets by manufacturers requiring flexibility in their smart card-based products," said Luis Pineda, vice president of product management for QUALCOMM CDMA Technologies.