For the purposes of the present document, the following abbreviations apply:
Corporate Control Key
Co-operative Network List
Group Identifier (level 1)
Group Identifier (level 2)
International Mobile Equipment Identity
International Mobile Subscriber Identity
Mobile Country Code
GSM Mobile Station (ME + SIM)
Mobile Network Code
Network Control Key
Network Subset Control Key
Personalisation Control Key
Subscriber Identity Module
Short Message Service
Service Provider Control Key
Temporary Mobile Subscriber Identity
3G User Equipment (ME + USIM)
User Services Identity Module
Further GSM abbreviations are given in TS 21.905
For the purposes of the present document, the following definitions apply:
Allows a corporate customer to personalise MEs that he provides for his employees or customers use so that they can only be used with the company's own SIM/USIMs.
Is the process of deactivating the personalisation so that the ME ceases to carry out the verification checks.
Allows the network operator to personalise a ME so that it can only be used with that particular network operator's SIM/USIMs
network subset personalisation:
A refinement of network personalisation, which allows network operators to limit the usage of a ME to a subset of SIM/USIMs
normal mode of operation:
Is the mode of operation into which the ME would have gone if it had no personalisation checks to process.
Is the process of storing information in the ME and activating the procedures which verify this information against the corresponding information stored in the SIM/USIM whenever the ME is powered up or a SIM/USIM is inserted, in order to limit the SIM/USIMs with which the ME will operate.
Enables a user to personalise a ME so that it may only be used with particular SIM/USIM(s).
Allows the service provider to personalise a ME so that it can only be used with that particular service provider's SIM/USIMs.
Normally refers to the person performing the personalisation or de personalisation operations and may represent a network operator, service provider, manufacturer of the user/owner of the handset, depending on the context.
MCC and MNC.
network subset code:
digits 6 and 7 of the IMSI.
code which when combined with the network code refers to a unique SP. The code is provided in the GID1 file on the SIM/USIM (see Annex A.1.) and is correspondingly stored on the ME.
code which when combined with the network and SP codes refers to a unique Corporate. The code is provided in the GID2 file on the SIM/USIM (see Annex A.1.) and is correspondingly stored on the ME.
code which when combined with the network and NS codes refers to a unique SIM/USIM. The code is provided by the digits 8 to 15 of the IMSI
network code group:
same as network code
network subset code group:
combination of a network subset code and the associated network code.
SP code group:
combination of the SP code and the associated network code.
Corporate code group:
combination of the Corporate code and the associated SP and network codes.
SIM/USIM code group:
combination of the SIM/USIM code and the associated network subset and network codes (it is equivalent to the IMSI).
Network, network subset, SP, Corporate or SIM/USIM to which the ME is personalised