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SURFnet Announce Research into E-SIM security-related applications with ASPIDER-NGI

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SURFnet Research into E-SIM security-related applications with ASPIDER-NGI.

SURFnet is working jointly with ASPIDER-NGI, a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), on the potential of security-related applications on our E-SIM. How can we add and manage our own authentication and authorisation applets securely? We are looking specifically at strong authentication and access to eduroam.

Research into new functionalities

Following the successful pilot with BTG in 2016, where a different profile was copied onto SIM cards ‘over-the-air’, we are this year looking at security-related applications for our embedded SIM (E-SIM). The E-SIM is a much more secure authentication method than the combination of username and password. We will be looking at how we can use the E-SIM for strong authentication and to get access to eduroam. The pilot in 2016 demonstrated that the E-SIM was suitable for giving access to eduroam. In the proof of concept we are looking for optimum and scalable implementation.

Collaboration with ASPIDER-NGI

We are carrying out this research with ASPIDER-NGI. We are expecting to make great progress this year towards being in a position to implement the E-SIM in order to improve the security of applications and services. As expected, the (smart)cards that institutions have will provide other benefits in future. An important pre-condition is that the applets on the E-SIM do not cause any conflicts with the primary functionality of the E-SIM, namely access to 2G/3G/4G/5G networks. It also needs to be possible to configure and manage the applets remotely.

More information

Source: https://www.surf.nl/en/news/2017/05/research-into-e-sim-security-related-applications-in-a-poc-with-aspider-ngi.html

 

ASPIDER-NGI and SURFnet: eSIM solutions for enterprise security and identity

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The Netherlands, May 10, 2017: ASPIDER-NGI, provider of MVNE, IoT, eSIM and content solutions, and SURFnet, the Dutch National Research and Education Network, are partnering on eSIM. This new agreement gives SURFnet early access to the ASPIDER-NGI eSIM technology to develop and build specific applications for education and research, with an initial focus on identity management and authentication.

“Last year we conducted initial eSIM projects that allowed us to manage the eSIM ‘over the air’ to change mobile operators instantly without a physical SIM swap,” said Maurice van den Akker, head of Product Management Network Services at SURFnet. “This year we will focus on specific security-related functionality on the eSIM for education and research institutions. We also believe that ownership of our own SIM yields many more opportunities” he continued. “This includes the integration of multiple mobile and wireless architectures. The eSIM will help us provide seamless access to our high end research infrastructure, for students, lecturers and researchers.”

Jan Mooijman, CEO of ASPIDER-NGI states “SURFnet is recognized for driving innovation into the education and research sector. We share the same visions on integrated communications to deliver the connectivity and control across mobile operators and media. Our partnership around eSIM also includes the security infrastructure to support new applications, to drive new business models and to improve efficiencies.”

ASPIDER-NGI is using these initiatives to launch “eSIM eConnect” later this year. This product provides a modular approach that allows the enterprise to own and control their SIMs, and manage the connectivity and security. Mooijman: “Enterprises are starting to recognize the huge impact of owning their own SIMs. They can choose operators, deliver applications, manage devices and track behavior. The enterprise now has the keys to the castle.”

About ASPIDER-NGI

ASPIDER-NGI is an operator independent company providing connectivity allowing you to build and control your own mobile solutions. We build, support and operate innovative MVNO and IoT platforms. We provide the network and expertise you require, and deliver with the flexibility and agility you need to disrupt and grow your market. ASPIDER-NGI delivers and supports voice, data, SMS, multi-IMSI and eSIM products to manage and connect billions of connections for IoT, MVNO, Content and Corporate Mobile solutions. Hundreds of clients have been launched around the world, from traditional M2M and MVNO projects, to OTT and IoT OEM solutions for Operators and Corporates. For more information, visit www.aspider-ngi.com.

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About SURFnet

SURFnet is the Dutch National Research and Education Network (NREN). SURFnet ensures that researchers, lecturers and students can work together in a simple and robust manner using ICT. SURFnet supports, develops and operates an advanced, reliable and interconnected ICT infrastructure for use by education and research. This infrastructure makes the most of what ICT has to offer, bringing ICT services, academic instruments and people together. SURFnet also develops and tests innovative ICT services in order to demonstrate the capabilities.

For more information about SURFnet, visit www.surf.nl/en/surfnet

ASPIDER-NGI Presenting IoT & eSIM Charging

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ASPIDER-NGI invited to present on charging at the Oracle Industry Connect event in Orlando 20-22 Mar 2017.

David Traynor will be discussing impacts on charging for the new generation of applications for critical communications and security applications.  He commented “We are very pleased to be invited to OIC, not only is it a great vehicle for engaging with organizations on mobile innovation, it also helps accelerate our delivery of solutions that meet their specific implementation requirements.”

The session is titled Mobile Charging Approaches for IoT, Enterprise, and eSIM Applications [event reference BRKC1221]

Abstract: In today’s ‘Always Connected’ environment, the value delivered from new mobile applications demands new approaches for measurement and monetization beyond traditional data traffic quotas. Further, new eSIM technology provides multi-MNO connectivity and requires charging alignment across carrier and media. The session reviews implementation approaches for these new application areas. Use case discussion includes impact on charging for: IoT device life-cycle and QoS management; Enterprise security charging and rating by transaction for authentication, access control and identity events; eSIM profile management and revenue management across multiple MSISDNs and IMSIs.

ASPIDER-NGI eSIM Partnership with BTG

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ASPIDER-NGI eSIM Partnership with BTG

ASPIDER-NGI eSIM Solutions for Corporate Telecom and IoT services

ASPIDER-NGI partners with BTG and plans for early adoption of eSIM Solutions.

Boston and the Netherlands, July 13, 2016: ASPIDER-NGI, a leading provider of MVNE, IoT, content and connectivity management solutions, today announced a partnership with BTG and the availability of eSIM solutions for IoT, MVNE and Corporate clients.

BTG is an industry association of ICT and telecommunications users that represents the interests of Dutch enterprises and institutions that use business communications on a large scale. (www.btg.org). BTG has approximately 200 members including government organizations, commercial enterprises, research institutions, telecom service providers and operators.

Jan van Alphen, Chairman of BTG commented: “BTG connects organizations in the field of ICT and Telecommunications and our partnership with ASPIDER-NGI is helping our members to simplify switching mobile subscriptions, to better manage eSIM deployments and providing them with operator-independent solutions. We are seeing a huge demand for more flexibility in the use of new SIM technologies and we are pleased to have a trusted independent technology partner to help our members to accelerate the innovative use of mobile telecommunication services in business critical operations.”

Jan Mooijman, CEO of ASPIDER-NGI added “BTG drives innovation and provides an excellent vehicle to understanding initiatives that have real impact for enterprise telecom users. Our partnership with BTG provides a secure eSIM implementation for members enabling access to roll out and control private apps on the SIM card. This allows for further integration of mobile telecommunication services into their business processes.”

ASPIDER-NGI eSIM solution provides an end-to-end service for secure hosting of your eSIMs, management of your provider subscriptions and enablement of the integration of your private apps.

ASPIDER-NGI is an operator independent company providing connectivity allowing you to build and control your own mobile solutions. We build, support and operate innovative MVNO and IoT platforms. We provide the network and expertise you require, and deliver with the flexibility and agility MNO’s do not provide but your company needs to enable you to disrupt your market. ASPIDER-NGI delivers and supports voice, data, SMS, multi-IMSI and eSIM products to manage and connect billions of connections for IoT, MVNO and Corporate Mobile solutions. Hundreds of clients have been launched around the world, from traditional M2M and MVNO projects, to OTT and IoT OEM solutions for operators and Corporates. For more information, visit www.aspider-ngi.com.

ASPIDER-NGI announces eSIM

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The Netherlands, June 21 2016. ASPIDER-NGI BTG eSIM enters next phase

First test SIMs will be available in June

BTG announced technology partners on the development of a new eSIM card solution to help Enterprise members. The project is now in it’s second stage says project manager Mark van der Laan at technology partner Aspider-NGI. The eSIM project has three objectives: Firstly, to produce a private SIM card that Removes the need to swap SIMs to change the mobilesubscription; secondly it provides a private and operator-independent solution for improved outdoor and indoor coverage; and finally delivers private authentication and authorization mechanisms via security elements.

Project manager Mark van der Laan commented: “It may look like these are three three completely independent solutions, but they are all combined in the new eSIM approach. This will enable companies, without intervention of the operator, to determine how the SIM-card behaves and how it interacts with company systems and processes. This technology is new and it can be difficult to intercept the evolving standards, but fortunately with the knowledge and experience of all the project participants we have come up with solutions.”

At the moment people are working hard on the development of the eSIM and the applications installed on the SIM. Van der Laan expects to hand out the first test SIMs to the BTG test panel in June along with a test environment to help developers. 

Petra Claessen, managing director BTG (www.btg.org), is very satisfied with the project process: “it is good example how we bundle and translate questions from our business ICT members into concrete solutions, working together with suppliers in the market. It fits our philosophy and strategy to create solutions from bundling demand and, in return, deliver working solutions to our market.”

 

 

ASPIDER-NGI is an operator-independent company, allowing you to build and control your own mobile connectivity solutions. We build, support and operate innovative MVNO and IoT platforms. We provide the network and expertise you require, and deliver with the flexibility and agility MNOs do not provide but your company needs to enable you to disrupt your market. ASPIDER-NGI delivers and supports voice, data, SMS, multi-IMSI and eSIM products to enable billions of connections for IoT, MVNO and Corporate Mobile solutions. Hundreds of clients have been launched around the world, from traditional M2M and MVNO projects, to OTT and IoT OEM solutions for operators and Corporates. For more information, visit www.aspider-ngi.com.

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