Institute of Internet research released a report stating the need for storage on the territory of Russia data, virtual SIM card eSim. This chip performs the functions of embedded SIM card in the device and allows you to connect to the cellular network without going to the salon. In addition, the owner can use multiple numbers from different operators on a single device. ESim technology available on the iPhone XS, Max XS and XR, the Google Pixel smartphones, smart watches from Apple, Samsung and Huawei. The service operates in more than 20 countries around the world.
In the opinion of the working group with the participation of the Ministry of communications, the FSB and the mobile operators on the territory of the Russian Federation should be the servers used to download the profiles, to store cryptographic keys, and initialization occur eSim chips.
The report will be forwarded to the Vice Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Maxim Akimov. In the Ministry of communications, “the Megaphone” and MTS have confirmed their participation in the preparation of the report. Tele2 is the only operator that has begun testing technology eSim — to comment on the content of the report is refused.
Against the introduction of eSim are in the FSB, as well as the largest operators. The claims of the FSB, reportedly related to the desire of intelligence agencies to use in SIM cards of domestic cryptography — eSim allegedly complicates the process.
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