Technology eSIM can officially earn in Russia
15.07.2019 0 Comments
The Ministry of Communications is working on the introduction of eSIM technology in Russia. The relevant regulatory framework should be submitted at the end of 2019, according to Vedomosti. The ministry emphasizes that this does not require amendments to the legislation. It will be enough to provide a declaration that a device meets Russian requirements.
eSIM is the same subscriber identification module as a regular SIM card. – follows from a certificate prepared by the Ministry
The Ministry of Communications and Mass Media asserts that there are no legal obstacles for the introduction of eSIM technology in the Russian Federation. However, there is another problem – in Russia there has not been developed a single regulatory document regulating the rules of operation of virtual SIM cards.
In addition, cellular operators do not yet have all the necessary infrastructure for the introduction of eSIM. And we are talking not so much about the physical equipment, but about software.
Today, it is known that eSIM technology is being tested by such operators as Beeline and Tele2. MegaFon is not yet ready to launch – there are “certain” obstacles.
It’s too early to talk about commercial introduction – there are problems of a very different nature: technical, organizational and legal, said a representative of MegaFon Yuriy Nekhaychuk, Vedomosti reports.
Recall that the eSIM technology debuted on iOS-smartphones with the release of iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. The option works exclusively in foreign countries. It is supported by such telecom operators as T-Mobile (in Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria and the USA), the British EE, as well as Verizon and AT & T.
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