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TS 31.101 (CT6)
UICC-Terminal Interface –
Physical and Logical Characteristics

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Rapporteur:  Mr. Virk, Amandeep

UICC Master File Structure according to 3GPP TS 31.101 and ETSI (Smart Card Platform) TS 102 221
The SIM IC card that originated with GSM has evolved from Rel-3 towards the UICC (Universal Integrated Circuit Card). While for the SIM, the card platform and the Telecom application were specified in common by the 3GPP CT6, with the UICC the platform and the applications are specified separately. The UICC is the platform defined by the ETSI SCP (Smart Card Platform) and the 3GPP applications (especially the USIM) are specified by the 3GPP CT6.

3GPP Identifier: ICCID (Integrated  Circuit  Card  IDentification) as defined in ITU-T Recommendation E.118
When the MNO (Mobile Network Operator) orders a number of UICCs to a Smart Card Manufacturer, it provides the first IMSI and the number of cards required. Alternatively, the MNO can provide an input file with the required personalization data (PIN1, PUK1, PIN2, PUK2, ADM1, ADM2…) for each IMSI. The MNO will receive back the smart cards, each one with the ICCID stored in the EF-ICCID file and also engraved or printed on the UICC body. The MNO will securely receive a response file providing for each IMSI, the ICCID, the secret key and the associated personalization data.

This TS defines a generic Terminal/Integrated Circuit Card (ICC) interface for 3GPP applications.
It is based on ETSI (SCP) TS 102 221, which defines a generic platform for any IC card application. This ETSI document issued by the Smart Card Platform (SCP) ETSI group is 193 pages, with a similar table of contents, but it is much more detailed, and therefore most of the contents can be found in it.
Application specific details for applications residing on an ICC, are specified in the respective application specific documents.

full Table of Contents for  TS 31.101  Word version:   15.1.0

 

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1  ScopeWord-p. 7
2  References
3  Definitions, symbols, abbreviations and codingWord-p. 8
4  General 3GPP platform requirements
4A  Physical Characteristics
5  Physical and logical characteristicsWord-p. 10
5A  Electrical specifications of the UICC - Terminal interface
6  Application protocolWord-p. 11
6A  Initial communication establishment proceduresUp
7  User verification and file access conditions
7A  Transmission protocols
8  Application and file structureWord-p. 13
9  Security featuresWord-p. 15
10  Structure of commands and responsesWord-p. 16
11  Commands
12  Transmission oriented commands
13  Application independent files
14  Application independent protocolUp
15  Support of APDU-based UICC applications over USB
A (Normative)  UCS2 coding of Alpha fields for files residing on the UICCWord-p. 23
B  Main states of a UICCWord-p. 24
C  APDU protocol transmission examplesWord-p. 25
D  ATR examplesWord-p. 26
E  Security attributes mechanisms and examplesWord-p. 27
F  Example of contents of EF ARR '2F06'Word-p. 28
G  Access Rules Referencing (ARR)Up
H (Normative)  List of SFI ValuesWord-p. 29
I  Resets and modes of operationWord-p. 30
J  Example of the use of PINsWord-p. 31
K  Examples of the PIN state transition on multi verification capable UICCWord-p. 32
L  Examples of SET DATA and RETRIEVE DATA usageWord-p. 33
M  Examples of ODD AUTHENTICATE instruction code usageWord-p. 34
N  PCB layout for the MFF [R14]Word-p. 35
O  Change historyWord-p. 36

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