Wednesday, March 19, 2014

SIM cards tutorial Part 4: Key Terminology

Ki - Ki is a 128-bit value used in authenticating the SIMs on the mobile network.

ICCID - Integrated circuit card identifier. It is used to identify a SIM card internationally. Each SIM is internationally identified by its integrated circuit card identifier (ICCID).

IMSI - International mobile subscriber identity. IMSI is used to identify the user of a cellular network and is a unique identification associated with all cellular networks. 

MSISDN - Mobile Station International Subscriber Directory Number. (Normal mobile number which we use) 

PLMN - Public land mobile network

PIN/CHV - Personal identification number or Card Holder Verification information

PUK - PIN Unblocking Key

MNC/MCC - Mobile Country code/Mobile network code

ESN - Electronic Serial number

MEID - Mobile equipment Identifier

UIM - User Identity Module

RUIM - Removable User Identity Module

RUIMID - 32 bit electronic identification number ID unique to the RUIM

MIN - Mobile Identification Number: A 10-digit number assigned by a wireless operator to a Mobile station.

Next part - SIM card Security Features


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