Gemplus carries out first high speed SIM Card download Over The Air for 3G

Thursday 13 January 2005 05:01 CET | News

Gemplus International S.A. has carried out the worlds first high speed Java SIM card applet download over the live 3G infrastructure of 3 Hong Kong.

Using a faster and more powerful communication channel based on USIM and OTA technology for 3G1, Gemplus was able to download a data applet over 3 HKs live network onto a 3G video mobile phone at a speed of 384 kbit/s. This represents a significant improvement over SMS bearer technology which is currently used for SIM OTA in 2G. Download capability at this speed means that mobile operators will be able to maximize the potential of large USIM cards sized 128kb and above, offering faster and more reliable card administration, such as profile management and applet downloading, dynamic memory management, service deployment and post- personalization. End users will be able to access the services and content they want, and update and delete them as and when required. Operators will also be able to manage the operator menu remotely, in order to ease service set-up and recovery. 1 - USIM and OTA technology for 3G is based on the latest 3GPP and ETSI standards commonly known in the SIM card industry as BIP (Bearer Independent Protocol).

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