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Anritsu and Comprion announce eSIM test profile download service

28th April 2022
Kiera Sowery

Anritsu Corporation and Comprion have announced the availability of downloadable 5G and 4G eSIM test profiles for use with Anritsu’s MT8000A Radio Communications Test Station and Rapid Test Designer (RTD) application software.

An increasing number of mobile device manufacturers are integrating embedded SIMs (eSIMs) into their products, whether phones, tablets, wearables or IoT devices, both for flexibility and to save valuable physical device real-estate. However, because eSIMs are non-removable, it is now more difficult to set-up communication testing between the mobile device and a network simulator in the lab.

Previously, test labs and handset manufacturers used a physical Anritsu Test SIM to configure the mobile device so it could be tested with the Anritsu network simulator. However, since there is no longer a card slot for eSIM-only devices, the device's configuration must instead be digitally loaded onto the mobile device-under-test via an Anritsu-specific eSIM test profile.

This is also possible for prototype and commercial eSIM devices via the Comprion eSIM Test Profile Service. Comprion and Anritsu have jointly developed the necessary test profiles to test the mobile devices using the Anritsu MT8000A network simulator for the RTD 5G and 4G protocol test software environment in the R&D lab.  

The Comprion eSIM Test Profile Service is fully GSMA SAS compliant and available online via a subscription service. It includes a repository of eSIM test profiles as well as a GSMA-standardized Remote SIM Provisioning service to deliver the test profiles to eSIM devices.

“The combination of a repository of eSIM test profiles and a GSMA-standardized and SAS-compliant Remote SIM Provisioning service to deliver Anritsu specific test profiles to eSIM devices is unique in the industry and makes testing easier, faster, and more cost-effective, significantly reducing time-to-market," said Dr. Marcus Dormanns, Lead Innovation Manager at Comprion.

Anritsu’s Marketing Director Kevin Ingrams added: “ANRITSU is delighted that once again it is extending its successful long-term collaboration with Comprion to deliver market leading eSIM test solutions to its customers in order to keep them at the forefront of latest technology”.

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