Mobility

Telecommunications: The Role of the UICC in Long Term Evolution All IP Networks

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Executive Summary

The UICC (Universal Integrated Circuit Card) is the smart card used in mobile terminals for GSM and UMTS/3G networks. It authenticates the subscriber to the network while ensuring the integrity and security of their personal data. It also stores applications for both operator and end-user use for the correct deployment of mobile services. Now in the pipeline for LTE, the UICC brings a whole host of fundamental features, tried and tested within GSM and now perfected for LTE. This paper will talk about its role as a secure device for authentication and the storage of personal data, as well as the value it can bring in terms of revenue generation and new service deployment.

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