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CT6 - Smart Card Application Aspects

CT WG6 is responsible for Development and maintenance of specifications and associated test specifications for the 3GPP smart card applications, and the interface with the Mobile Terminal. 

Including: 

  • Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) which is used by 2G systems,
  • USIM (Universal Subscriber Identity Module) which is used by 3GPP systems
  • ISIM (IM Services Identity Module) with the exception of the security algorithms (developed by SA WG3). 

Terms of reference 

The latest terms of reference were approved at CT#58 in document CP-120903.zip

1 Responsibilities
Development and maintenance of specifications and associated test specifications for the 3GPP smart card applications (including SIM, USIM, ISIM and HPSIM), and the interface with the Mobile Equipment.
2 Tasks
The main tasks of TSG CT WG6 are:

  • to specify and maintain requirements for 3GPP smart card applications (including USIM, ISIM and HPSIM) (TS 21.111);
  • to design and maintain 3GPP applications (including USIM, ISIM and HPSIM) to support 3GPP security requirements;
  • to maintain the 3GPP SIM Application;
  • to provide capabilities for service creation (e.g. evolution of USIM Application Toolkit, APIs);
  • to specify remote management mechanisms for 3GPP smart card applications;
  • to specify the 3GPP applications as part of a multi application card;
  • to specify and maintain test specifications for the 3GPP smart card applications and related enablers;
  • to maintain current service capabilities and develop new services, maintaining backwards compatibility. 3 Liaisons
  • within 3GPP, with other working groups as required;
  • with ETSI Technical Committee SCP for the interface with the smart card platform (UICC);
  • with other groups as required (e.g. 3GPP2, OMA, GSMA, oneM2M, GCF and PTCRB).

Useful links and information

About CT WG6 List of elected officials
Documents Meeting documents
  Specifications
  Work items
Meetings Next meeting information & previous meeting reports and documents
  Liaisons Statements
  Full CT WG6 meeting calendar
General info 3GPP IETF Dependencies - from TSG#52 Jun 2011 onwards the 3GPP-IETF Dependencies are included in the 3GPP Work Plan
  Email exploder lists

 

CT Working groups 
TSG CT Plenary  
TSG CT WG1 MM/CC/SM (lu)
[No WG2] See Old Terminals Group 2
TSG CT WG3 Interworking with external networks
TSG CT WG4 MAP/GTP / BCH/SS
TSG CT WG5 OSA (Now transferred to OMA)
TSG CT WG6 Smart Card Application Aspects
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