CN106416306B - The method and apparatus that order is routed to the eSIM by eUICC management in mobile device - Google Patents

The method and apparatus that order is routed to the eSIM by eUICC management in mobile device Download PDF

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CN106416306B
CN106416306B CN201580028741.3A CN201580028741A CN106416306B CN 106416306 B CN106416306 B CN 106416306B CN 201580028741 A CN201580028741 A CN 201580028741A CN 106416306 B CN106416306 B CN 106416306B
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The invention discloses a kind of for enabling subscriber identity module (SIM) toolkit command including the technology being routed correctly through the communications system in the mobile device for being configured as managing the universal embedded integrated circuit card (eUICC) of two or more electronics SIM (eSIM).Specifically, the technology is related to the baseband part of the mobile device and the eUICC initially exchanges information about its eSIM ability, with identify multiple eSIM whether in eUICC it is movable.During the information exchange, the eUICC produces the unique identifier list by the eUICC activity eSIM managed, and the unique identifier list is supplied to the baseband part.Then, the renewable configuration of the baseband part is to manage the unique identifier list, and SIM toolkit command is correctly routed to suitable eSIM in the eUICC using the unique identifier list.

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In mobile device by order be routed to by eUICC management eSIM method and Equipment

Technical field

Described embodiment elaborates to manage the embedding of multiple electronic user identity modules (eSIM) for supporting to be located at Enter the technology of the operation of the SIM toolkit command in formula Universal Integrated Circuit Card (eUICC).

Background technique

Most of mobile devices are configured as receiving removable Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC), and UICC sets movement It is standby that the service provided by Mobile Network Operator (MNO) is provided.Specifically, each UICC include at least microprocessor and only It reads memory (ROM), wherein ROM is configured as storage MNO configuration file, and this MNO configuration file can be used to infuse for mobile device Volume is interacted to MNO and with MNO.In general, form of the UICC using small-sized removable card (commonly referred to as SIM card), the SIM card are matched (such as using pallet) is set to be inserted into including in UICC reception area in a mobile device.However, in nearest specific implementation In, UICC is directly embedded into the system board of mobile device.It is worth noting that, these embedded UICC (eUICC) can mention For being better than several advantages of traditional removable UICC.For example, some eUICC include recordable memory, the rewritable storage Device can promote eSIM and update to access the extended attribute provided by MNO.EUICC, which can also be eliminated, receives the UICC in mobile device The needs in area.Therefore, the implementation of eUICC not only increases the flexibility of mobile device, and simplifies it and design and be other Component has vacated space.

Nowadays the flexibility that eUICC is provided to attempt to activate two or more eSIM on the mobile apparatus, so that User can MNO corresponding with two or more communicate.However, because SIM toolkit command (such as TERMINAL PROFILE, ENVELOPE, FETCH, TERMINAL RESPONSE etc.) be configured with do not include for identification with it is each The agreement of the information in the associated source of SIM toolkit command or destination is transmitted on fundamental channels, so multiple activities Problem will be present in eSIM.In particular, because routine techniques only relates to include single physical UICC in a mobile device, it is described This information is omitted in agreement, and therefore source associated with each SIM toolkit command or destination are intrinsic.Therefore, When multiple eSIM are activated in the eUICC of mobile device, need identify therefrom issue SIM toolkit command source eSIM or The destination eSIM that SIM toolkit command is directed to.

Summary of the invention

Representative embodiment set forth herein discloses with unique identifier the various skills for supplementing SIM toolkit command Art, it is specific which identifies that the specific eSIM that each standard commands are derived from or each standard commands are directed to eSIM.Various methods can be used and supplement each SIM toolkit command with unique identifier, such as by including that there is data word Type lengths values (TLV) component of section, wherein can be parsed to data field to identify whether unique eSIM identifier wraps It includes in standard commands and extracts unique eSIM identifier when included.In this way, multiple eSIM can be in mobile device Activation, while eSIM toolkit command being made to be correctly routed to corresponding eSIM.

One embodiment elaborate it is a kind of for will order be routed to by include in a mobile device eUICC management The method of eSIM.This method includes initialization step, which is related to issuing to eUICC to being managed by eUICC The request of the instruction of eSIM, and in response, it receives and indicates from eUICC, wherein for each eSIM managed by eUICC, The instruction includes unique identifier associated with eSIM.Upon initialization, this method includes from executing on the mobile apparatus Application program receive the step of request for executing associated with MNO movement, wherein the request is directed to is managed by eUICC ESIM in specific eSIM.In response to receiving request, mobile device generates order associated with the movement, wherein the life Order includes unique identifier associated with specific eSIM.Then, this order is routed to eUICC by mobile device, so that specific ESIM executes specific action.The movement may include for example generating the sequence of instructions that (such as to establish connection) is executed by baseband part Column.

Another embodiment elaborate it is a kind of for will order be routed to by include in a mobile device eUICC management ESIM method.In particular, this method is executed by eUICC, and is related to initializing, which includes: to receive to provide There is provided the instruction and in response by the request of the instruction of the eSIM of eUICC management, wherein the instruction include for by The unique identifier of each eSIM of eUICC management.Upon initialization, eUICC can be received from request entity and be generated for holding The request of the instruction of row specific action associated with MNO, wherein the request includes requesting what is be directed to be managed by eUICC The unique identifier of specific eSIM.In response, request is directed to specific eSIM by eUICC, and then, eUICC is specific from this ESIM receives the instruction set for executing the specific action.Finally, eUICC is to request entity (for example including in mobile device In baseband part) instruction is provided, then baseband part executable instruction executes specific action (such as send message).

Another embodiment elaborates a kind of mobile device, which includes eUICC, baseband part, processor And at least one processor.In particular, at least one processor is configured as store instruction, described instruction is held by processor When row, so that mobile device executes multiple steps including initialization step.In particular, initialization step is included in eUICC The exchanging capability information between baseband part, wherein ability information instruction each of eUICC and baseband part can be simultaneously Manage two or more eSIM.The multiple step further include: the configuration of both eUICC and baseband part is updated, so that The each order issued between eUICC and baseband part includes the unique identifier for the specific eSIM that the order is directed to.

Yet another embodiment of the present invention elaborates that a kind of non-transient computer for being configured as store instruction is readable and deposits Storage media, described instruction is when by including processor execution in a mobile device, so that mobile device execution is described herein Various technologies.

The summary of the invention is provided just for the sake of summarizing some exemplary embodiments, in order to provide to theme described herein Some aspects basic understanding.It will thus be appreciated that feature structure described above be only example and should not be construed as with Any mode reduces the range or essence of theme described herein.Other features, aspects and advantages of theme described herein are by basis Following specific embodiments, drawings and claims and become apparent.

Carried out according to the attached drawing in conjunction with the principle for showing the embodiment by way of example it is described in detail below, Other aspects and advantage of the embodiment described herein will become obvious.

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Included attached drawing and is merely provided for disclosed in this invention for mentioning to schematically be illustrated For the embodiment of the possibility construction and arrangement mode of the device and method of wireless computer device.These attached drawings are never limited in this field Technical staff can be to embodiment progress in form and details side under the premise of not departing from the spirit and scope of embodiment Any change in face.The embodiment will become apparent to by specific descriptions with reference to the accompanying drawing, wherein similar is attached Icon note indicates similar structural detail.

Fig. 1 shows the different portions of the system for being configured as realizing various technologies described herein according to some embodiments The block diagram of part.

Fig. 2 shows the block diagrams according to the more detailed views of the particular elements of the system of Fig. 1 of some embodiments.

Fig. 3 shows the shifting of the baseband part and Fig. 1 of the mobile device for enabling Fig. 1 according to some embodiments The sequence chart of the method for the eUICC parts swap eSIM ability information of dynamic equipment.

Fig. 4 A to Fig. 4 B shows concept map according to an embodiment, show can be used for realizing it is described herein various The table of technology and the exemplary structure of order.

Fig. 5 shows the concept map of exemplary sequence according to an embodiment, which is related to allowing users to It is selected from two or more MNO when carrying out call using the mobile device of Fig. 1.

Fig. 6 shows a kind of method according to an embodiment, is executed simultaneously by the baseband part of the mobile device of Fig. 1 And it is related to docking with the eUICC component of the mobile device of Fig. 1.

Fig. 7 shows a kind of method according to an embodiment, is executed by the eUICC component of the mobile device of Fig. 1 And it is related to docking with the baseband part of the mobile device of Fig. 1.

Fig. 8 is shown according to the detailed of the calculating equipment that can be used for realizing various parts described herein of some embodiments View.

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The representative applications of the device and method of embodiment according to the present invention are provided in this section.It provides These examples are merely to adding context and helping to understand the embodiment.Therefore will for those skilled in the art It is readily apparent that embodiment of the present invention can be in the case where not having some or all of these details Implement.In other cases, it is of the present invention to avoid unnecessarily obscuring to be not described in detail known processing step Embodiment.Other application be also it is possible so that following instance be not construed as it is restrictive.

Nearest progress has caused flexible to the connection that can manage two or more eSIM to provide a user enhancing Property (for example, allowing users to through two or more corresponding MNO operator receptions/transmission communication) mobile device need It asks.However, since conventional architecture is designed to only support the single-unit activity SIM in mobile device, so providing this flexibility Propose several challenges.In particular, executing the expected basic function (such as carrying out call) provided by mobile device SIM toolkit command is designed to using a kind of not to the agreement that specific eSIM is identified associated by SIM toolkit command It is transmitted on fundamental channels.Therefore, when including two or more activities eSIM mobile device in issue SIM tool When packet order, it may occur that routing issue.

Therefore, embodiment set forth herein, which provides, is used for so that eSIM swashs there are two interior when mobile device or more The various technologies of SIM toolkit command can be correctly routed when living in mobile device.In order to realize these technologies, the present invention An embodiment be related to the baseband part of mobile device exchanged with the eUICC of mobile device about its eSIM ability (such as Whether two or more eSIM can be activated) information.The initialization phase in such as mobile device can occur for this information exchange Between, when the eSIM managed by eUICC changes (such as when downloading new eSIM, when removable UICC is inserted into packet When including in reception area in a mobile device etc.).During the information exchange, baseband part can be indicated to eUICC or base band Component can indicate the ability of management two or more activities eSIM to eUICC.Assuming that the instruction occurs during information exchange, Then eUICC produces the list by the unique identifier of the eUICC eSIM managed and the list is supplied to baseband part.After And the renewable configuration of baseband part is to manage this unique identifier list.

According to preceding method, when generation is directed to mutual SIM toolkit command, baseband part and eUICC are available only One identifier supplements each SIM toolkit command, and unique identifier mark is associated with SIM toolkit command specific eSIM.One embodiment is related to supplementing each SIM toolkit command with TLV component, the TLV component be configured as carrying with The unique identifier of the associated specific eSIM of SIM toolkit command, wherein TLV is instruction " type " field, " length " field With the data packet of the Value field.In particular, " type " field of TLV can indicate that TLV indicates the unique identifier of eSIM, such as "eSIM ID";" length " field of TLV can indicate the total length of unique identifier, such as 8 bytes;The Value field of TLV can be deposited Store up unique identifier, such as " eSIM_A ".In this way, with enabling SIM toolkit command correctly to route in mobile device Related eSIM information replenish each SIM toolkit command (such as " FETCH ") issued in mobile device.

Therefore, preceding method is provided for make the component (such as baseband part and eUICC) in mobile device can Determine whether more eSIM abilities can be used and update accordingly the technology of its configuration with technology described above.These methods It provides and non-obvious advantage, that is, mobile device is enabled to provide a user the characteristic of extension, while keeping and passing The back compatible of system method.It is illustrated and described below with reference to Fig. 1 to Fig. 8 and these technologies is discussed more fully, these attached drawings show The detailed figure of the system and method for these technologies is gone out to can be used for realizing.

According to various embodiments as described herein, term " wireless telecom equipment ", " wireless device ", " mobile device ", " movement station " and " user equipment " (UE) is interchangeably herein for describing to be able to carry out each embodiment with the disclosure The common consumer-elcetronics devices of one or more of associated process.According to various embodiments, in these consumer-elcetronics devices Either one or two of can be related to: cellular phone or smart phone, tablet computer, laptop computer, laptop, individual calculus Machine, netbook computer, media player device, electronic book equipment,Equipment, wearable computing devices and have The electronic computing device of any other type of wireless communication ability, the wireless communication ability may include via one or more Wireless communication protocol is communicated, such as communicating in the following terms: wireless wide area network (WWAN), wireless MAN (WMAN), WLAN (WLAN), wireless personal area network (WPAN), near-field communication (NFC), cellular radio, the 4th Generation (4G) LTE, LTE Advanced (LTE-A), and/or 5G or the advanced cellular radio of other present or futures exploitation. In some embodiments, a part that wireless telecom equipment is alternatively arranged as wireless communication system is operated, wireless communication system System may include that (client device may be additionally referred to as station, client wireless device or client wireless communication to one group of client device Equipment), client device for example as a part of WLAN be interconnected to access point (AP) and/or for example as WPAN and/ Or a part of " self-organizing " wireless network is interconnected to each other.In some embodiments, can be can be through for client device Any wireless telecom equipment communicated by WLAN technology (such as according to wireless LAN communication agreement).In some embodiment party In case, WLAN technology may include Wi-Fi (or more generally for WLAN) radio communication subsystem or radio device, Wi-Fi without Line electric installation can realize 802.11 technology of Institute of Electrical and Electric Engineers (IEEE), such as one of the following or multiple: IEEE 802.11a;IEEE 802.11b;IEEE 802.11g;IEEE 802.11-2007;IEEE 802.11n;IEEE 802.11-2012;IEEE 802.11ac;Or 802.11 technology of IEEE of other present or futures exploitation.

Fig. 1 is shown according to the systems 100 for being configured as realizing various technologies described herein of some embodiments not With the block diagram of component.More particularly, Fig. 1 shows the high level overview to system 100, as shown, the system includes movement Equipment 102 and the one group of base station 112 managed by different MNO114.According to the diagram of Fig. 1, mobile device 102 can indicate mobile meter Calculation equipment (such as'sOr), base station 112 can indicate to be configured as communicating with mobile device 102 Different radio pylon, MNO114 can indicate to provide the special services (such as voice-and-data) that can subscribe to of mobile device 102 Different radio service provider.

As shown in Figure 1, mobile device 102 may include processor 104, memory 106, eUICC 108 and baseband part 110.These components cooperate so that mobile device 102 can provide useful characteristic to the user of mobile device 102, such as Local calculation, location based service and internet connection.As described in greater detail below, eUICC 108 can be configured to Storage is for accessing multiple eSIM of different MNO 114 by base station 112.It is used for for example, eUICC 108 can be configured to storage The eSIM for each MNO 114 that mobile device 102 is subscribed to, and enable two or more eSIM in 102 quilt of mobile device Activation, so that mobile device 102 can access the different services provided by MNO 114 simultaneously.It is mobile although being not shown in Fig. 1 Equipment 102 is also configured to include that (such as UICC and needle can be removed using accommodating for receiving the reception area of removable UICC To the pallet of reception area construction), wherein UICC manages one or more SIM.In this way, mobile device 102 is also configured to make The benefit of more MNO connections, such as the eSIM that activation is managed by eUICC 108 are provided with various methods to be connected to first MNO 114, and activation is by can be removed another eSIM of UICC management to be connected to the 2nd MNO 114.

Fig. 2 shows the more detailed views 200 according to the particular elements of the mobile device 102 of Fig. 1 of some embodiments Block diagram.As shown in Fig. 2, processor 104 can realize master operating system (OS) 202 in conjunction with memory 106, the master operating system quilt It is configured to executing application 204 (such as primary OS application program and user application).It is also shown in FIG. 2, eUICC 108 can be configured to realize that eUICC OS 206, the latter are configured as the hardware resource of management eUICC 108 (for example, processor And memory).EUICC OS 206 is also configured to for example by the eSIM 208 in activation eUICC 108 and to base band Component 110 provides the access to eSIM 208, the eSIM 208 that Lai Guanli is stored by eUICC 108.Figure according to Fig.2, Show, each eSIM 208 can be associated with unique identifier 210, and may include define eSIM 208 mode of operation it is multiple Applet 212.For example, one or more of applet 212 is realized by baseband part 110 and eUICC 108 When, it can be configured to that mobile device 102 is enable to communicate and provide to the user of mobile device 102 useful with MNO 114 Characteristic (such as call and internet).

Also shown in FIG. 2, the baseband part 110 of mobile device 102 may include base band OS 214, and base band OS is configured For the hardware resource (such as processor, memory, different radio units etc.) for managing baseband part 110.According to a reality Scheme is applied, baseband part 110 can realize manager 216, which is configured as being docked with eUICC 108 to realize this paper institute The various technologies stated, the various technologies include eSIM ability information being exchanged with eUICC OS 206, and work as eUICC 108 and manage The list of unique identifier 210 is managed when managing two or more eSIM 208.Also shown in FIG. 2, manager 216 can be matched It is set to realization service 218, these services are indicated using including that the various of the eSIM 208 being activated in eUICC 108 small answer With the set for the software module that program 212 is instantiated.For example, service 218 can be configured to according to the different eSIM being activated 208 connect to manage the difference being present between mobile device 102 and MNO 114.

Fig. 3 shows the sequence chart of the method 300 according to some embodiments, and this method is for enabling baseband part 110 It is enough to exchange eSIM ability information with eUICC 108.As shown, method 300 starts from step 302, in this step, base band part Part 110 issues the request of the instruction to eSIM ability to eUICC 108.Alternatively, step 302 can be related to eUICC 108 to base band Component 110 issues the request of the instruction to eSIM ability, so that step 302 is indicated about in eUICC 108 and baseband part 110 Between exchange information initial request.At step 304, eUICC 108 in response to receiving the request from baseband part 110, Single eSIM ability or more eSIM abilities are indicated to baseband part 110.When eUICC 108 only stores single eSIM 208, or Person does not need transmission unique mark associated with eSIM 208 when only single eSIM 208 is activated in eUICC 108 Know symbol 210.It is assumed, however, that eUICC 108 indicates more eSIM abilities, then eUICC 108 shares at step 304 by eUICC The unique identifier 210 of each eSIM 208 of 108 management.In some cases, eUICC 108 may be selected only to be shared in The unique identifier 210 of the eSIM 208 being activated in eUICC 108, this is because in most cases, SIM kit Order will not be routed to the unactivated eSIM 208 managed by eUICC 108.

At step 306, baseband part 110 reflects the eSIM energy of eUICC 108 by the configuration of more new demand servicing 218 Power, to respond the instruction that eUICC 108 makes.Baseband part 110 also stores the unique identifier received from eUICC 108 210 (when eIPC 108 indicates more eSIM abilities).Therefore, when completing step 306, in baseband part 110 and eUICC 108 Each is consistent with each other, and SIM toolkit command can be supplemented with unique identifier 210 when needed.

Step 308 indicates generable when two or more eSIM 208 are activated in mobile device 102 to 318 Series of steps.Process for establishing two or more activities eSIM 208 can be related to: for example, opening baseband part 110 Different channels between eUICC 108, and for the channel of each opening, select different eSIM 208 to come on channel Activation.Then, combination step 308 as follows is more fully described to 312 and Fig. 4 A to Fig. 4 B, can be by including that reference is special The information (such as via TLV component) for determining eSIM 208 executes eUICC 108 and base band on primary channel (such as channel 0) Communication between component 110 about for example specific eSIM 208.

According to this embodiment, step 308 elaborates that the application program 204 executed in mobile device 102 requests to make to 312 The sequence of movement associated with MNO is executed with the specific eSIM 208 in two or more eSIM 208.Such as Fig. 3 institute To show, this sequence of steps starts from step 308, in this step, the application program 204 that is executed in mobile device 102 (such as it is former Optical telephone application program) it issues to baseband part 110 using the specific eSIM 208 managed by eUICC 108 and executes movement The request of (such as dialing phone).It in some cases, may include that mark is applied to hold by the request that application program 204 issues The information of the specific eSIM 208 of the row movement.For example, mobile device can be prompted if the movement is related to dialing phone 102 user wants to select in the list for issuing the movable eSIM 208 of call by it from him or she.The selection One embodiment of process is shown in FIG. 5 and discusses in further detail below.

At step 310, baseband part 110 receives this request from application program 204, and in response, baseband part 110 generate the request to the instruction for executing the movement.Next, baseband part 110 identifies instruction request at step 312 The specific eSIM 208 being directed to, and correspondingly with 210 augmentation requests of unique identifier of this specific eSIM 208.Again It is secondary, make unique identifier 210 can be used for baseband part 110 by step 302 to 306, this is related to shared eSIM ability information And transmit the unique identifier 210 of eSIM 208.

At step 314, eUICC 108 receives instruction request, and in response, 108 use of eUICC is included in finger The unique identifier 210 in request is enabled to identify specific eSIM 208 that instruction request is directed to.At step 316, application Program 204 generates instruction according to this specific eSIM 208.This may include for example pass the request to it is specific in eUICC 108 ESIM 208, then eSIM 208 generates the instruction compatible with MNO 114, will be executed by the instruction (as in step 308 institute Request) movement of Yao Zhihang.Finally, baseband part 110 receives instruction generated from eUICC 108 at step 318, And movement is executed based on instruction generated.

Fig. 4 A to Fig. 4 B shows concept map according to an embodiment, show can be used for realizing it is described herein various The table of technology and the exemplary structure of order.In particular, Fig. 4 A shows the concept map 400 including command parameter table 402, such as Shown in figure, which includes the exemplary set of commands that can be used for that mobile device 102 is made to execute different movements.It particularly, can be by base Tape member 110 is to including 208 transmitting order to lower levels of specific eSIM in eUICC 108, to generate for executing specific action Instruction.As shown in Figure 4 A, each order in command parameter table 402 is associated with title, value and description, the title, value and Description defines the property of order and order is enable to be packaged into TLV component.Fig. 4 A also show can be used for manage by The movable eSIM table 404 of the unique identifier 210 for the eSIM 208 that eUICC 108 is managed.For example, activity eSIM shown in Fig. 4 A Table 404 includes the entry of the three difference eSIM 208 managed by eUICC 108.In particular, activity eSIM table 404 includes only It is the second of " H93GJK3E " that one identifier 210, which is the entry of the first eSIM 208 of " DI8R78YI ", unique identifier 210, The entry and unique identifier 210 of eSIM 208 are the entries of the 3rd eSIM 208 of " UJ38KDIL ".

Fig. 4 B shows concept map 450 according to an embodiment, which includes that can be used TLV component from baseband part 110 to the order issued of eUICC 108 various embodiments.In particular, embodiment 460 is involved setting up about not specifying Initiate the order of the outgoing telephone call to telephone number " 1-222-333-4444 " in the case where eSIM, the order is to eUICC 108 instructions should select default eSIM 208 to dial this outbound calling.Generally, and as herein it is previous illustrate, when When eUICC 108 only stores single eSIM 208, or when only single eSIM 208 is activated in eUICC 108, it can deposit In this scene.As shown, TLV 462 and TLV 464 can be used to establish order, the common structure of the data field of the two TLV At order.Embodiment 470 is related to initiating for using including the 2nd eSIM 208 in movable SIM table 404 to phone number The order of the outgoing telephone call of code " 5-666-777-8888 ", wherein unique identifier associated with the 2nd eSIM 208 210 be " H93GJK3E ".As shown, TLV 472, TLV 474 and TLV 476 can be used to establish order, these three TLV's Data field collectively forms order.Finally, embodiment 480 is related to for using including the first eSIM in movable SIM table 404 208 initiate the order of from the outgoing telephone call to telephone number " 9-000-111-2222 ", wherein with 208 phase of the first eSIM Associated unique identifier 210 is " DI8R78YI ".As shown, TLV 478, TLV 480 and TLV 482 can be used to establish Order, the data field of these three TLV collectively form order.

Fig. 5 shows the concept map 500 of exemplary sequence according to an embodiment, which is related to allowing users to It is selected from two or more MNO 114 when dialing phone using its mobile device 102.It can be by mobile device Executing application 204 generates user interface shown in Fig. 5 on 102.The first step of the sequence is related to receiving from user Selection to the telephone number to be contacted.The second step of the sequence is related to identifying the movable eSIM managed by eUICC 108 208, and the list that MNO 114 associated with activity eSIM 208 is presented to user is for selection.The third step of the sequence Suddenly it is related to receiving one selection in MNO 114, and executes appropriate step as described herein (such as Fig. 3 the step of In 308 to 318) it enables to carry out call by selected MNO 114.

Fig. 6 shows method 600 according to an embodiment, and this method is executed and related to by the baseband part 110 of Fig. 1 And it is docked with the eUICC 108 of Fig. 1.As shown, method 600 starts from step 602, in this step, baseband part 110 Manager 216 issues the request of the instruction to the eSIM 208 managed by eUICC 108 to eUICC OS206.In step 604 Place, manager 216 receive the instruction by the eSIM 208 managed of eUICC 108 from eUICC OS 206.At step 606, pipe Reason device 216 determines whether to receive the request for executing the movement based on eSIM from application program 204.If in step 606 Place, manager 216, which is determined from application program 204, receives the request for executing the movement based on eSIM, then method 600 is advanced To step 608.Otherwise, method 600 repeats at step 606, receives until from application program 204 for executing based on eSIM Movement request until.

At step 608, manager 216 generates the request to the instruction for executing this movement based on eSIM, wherein The request is directed to the eUICC OS 206 of eUICC 108.At step 610, manager 216 determines whether the request quotes The specific eSIM 208 managed by eUICC 108.If manager 216 determines request reference by eUICC at step 610 The specific eSIM 208 of 108 management, then method 600 advances to step 612.Otherwise, method 600 advances to step 614, in the step In rapid, manager 216 issues the request (not identifying the information of eSIM 208) to the eUICC OS 206 of eUICC 108.? Step 612 place, manager 216 supplement the request with the information for identifying specific eSIM 208.At step 616, manager 216 It is received from the eUICC OS 206 of eUICC 108 requested for executing the instruction of the movement based on eSIM.Finally, in step At 618, manager 216 executes the instruction for executing the movement based on eSIM, and method 600 returns to step 606, at this In step, other requests can be handled.

Fig. 7 shows method 700 according to an embodiment, and this method is executed and is related to by the eUICC 108 of Fig. 1 It is docked with the baseband part 110 of Fig. 1.As shown, method 700 starts from step 702, and in this step, eUICC OS 206 The request of the instruction to the eSIM 208 managed by eUICC 108 is received from baseband part 110.At step 704, eUICC OS 206 provide the instruction of managed eSIM 208 to baseband part 110.At step 706, eUICC OS 206 determine whether from Baseband part 110 receives the request for generating the instruction for executing the movement based on eSIM.If at step 706, eUICC OS 206 determines the request for receiving from baseband part 110 and generating the instruction for executing the movement based on eSIM, then method 700 Advance to step 708.Otherwise, method 700 repeats at step 706, until receiving generation for executing from baseband part 110 Until the request of the instruction of movement based on eSIM.

At step 708, eUICC OS 206 determine the request that is received at step 706 whether include mark by The information for the specific eSIM 208 that eUICC 108 is managed.If eUICC OS 206 determines that the request does not include at step 708 The information of specific eSIM 208 is identified, then method 700 advances to step 710.At step 710, eUICC OS 206 asks this It asks and is directed to default eSIM 208, wherein the request is so that default eSIM 208 generates the finger for executing the movement based on eSIM It enables.Then these instructions are provided back to baseband part 110 at step 714, and method 700 is back to step 706, at this Additional request can be handled at step.However, if eUICC OS 206 determines that the request includes mark eUICC at step 708 The information of the specific eSIM 208 of OS 206, then method 700 advances to step 712.At step 712, eUICC OS 206 will The request is directed to specific eSIM 208, and wherein the request makes specific eSIM generate the finger for executing the movement based on eSIM It enables.Then these instructions are provided back to baseband part 110 at step 714, and method 700 is back to step 706, at this Additional request can be handled at step.It may be noted that in some cases, it can be possible to it is beneficial or it is necessary that when eUICC OS 206 with When baseband part 110 communicates comprising especially index the TLV component of specific eSIM 208.Therefore, when eUICC OS 206 is identified When wherein suitably including the scene of information associated with specific eSIM 208, eUICC OS 206 can utilize the specific eSIM of index 208 TLV component supplements order.Then, baseband part 110 can analyze the TLV component including the order, and according to the order Execute response.

Although technique described herein relates generally to the communication between eUICC 108 and baseband part 110, should infuse Meaning, these technologies can be applied to be related to assisting communicating between eUICC 108 and other hardware/software components of baseband part 110 Other scenes.For example, eUICC 108 can be configured to come and base via the special purpose interface for bypassing baseband part 110 in logic The 112/MNO 114 that stands communication.It more particularly, can be between eUICC 108 and base station 112/MNO 114 according to the present embodiment TLV component is transmitted, without carrying out special disposal to TLV component by baseband part 110.

Fig. 8 is shown according to the calculating equipment 800 that can be used for realizing various parts described herein of some embodiments Detailed view.In particular, the detailed view shows the various parts that may include in mobile device 102 shown in Fig. 1.Such as Fig. 8 Shown, calculating equipment 800 may include processor 802, which indicates the micro- of the overall operation for controlling calculating equipment 800 Processor or controller.Calculating equipment 800 may also include user input equipment 808, which allows to calculate equipment 800 user interacts with equipment 800 is calculated.For example, user input equipment 808 can take many forms, such as button, small Keyboard, dial, touch screen, audio input interface, vision/image capture input interface, input of sensing data form etc.. Further, calculating equipment 800 may include the 810 (screen of display that can be controlled from processor 802 to show information to user Display).Data/address bus 816 can be conducive at least carrying out data between storage equipment 840, processor 802 and controller 813 Transmission.Controller 813 can be used for interacting and controlling it with distinct device by equipment control bus 814.It calculates Equipment 800 may also include the network/bus interface 811 for being coupled to data link 812.In the case of a wireless connection, network/total Line interface 811 may include wireless transceiver.

Calculating equipment 800 further includes storing equipment 840 and depositing including one or more subregions in management storage equipment 840 Management module is stored up, wherein the storage equipment may include single disc or multiple disks (such as hard disk drive).In some embodiments In, storage equipment 840 may include flash memories, semiconductor (solid-state) memory etc..Calculating equipment 800 may also include deposits at random Access to memory (RAM) 820 and read-only memory (ROM) 822.ROM 822 can store the program that will be executed in a non-volatile manner, Utility program or process.RAM 820 can provide volatile data storage, and store finger relevant to the operation of equipment 800 is calculated It enables.Calculating equipment 800 may also include safety element 850, which can indicate shown in Fig. 1 to Fig. 2 and detailed herein The eUICC 108 carefully described.

It can come individually or in any combination using the various aspects of the embodiment, embodiment, specific reality It applies or feature.The various aspects of the embodiment can be realized by the combination of software, hardware or hardware and software.The embodiment party Case can also be presented as the computer-readable code on computer-readable medium.Computer-readable medium be can storing data it is any Data storage device, the data can be read thereafter by computer system.The example of computer-readable medium includes read-only storage Device, random access memory, CD-ROM, DVD, tape, hard disk drive, solid state drive and optical data storage.Meter Calculation machine readable medium, which can be also distributed in the computer system of network-coupled, comes computer-readable code in a distributed way It stores and executes.

In the foregoing description, in order to explain, used specific name provides the thorough reason to the embodiment Solution.However, it is evident that, practicing the embodiment for a person skilled in the art and not needing these specifically Details.It therefore, to the foregoing description of specific embodiment is presented for purpose of illustration and description.These describe not purport Be considered as exhaustive or the embodiment described is limited to disclosed precise forms.For the ordinary skill of this field It is evident that, content, many modifications and variations are possible according to the above instruction for personnel.

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1. a kind of be routed to for that will order by including universal embedded integrated circuit card eUICC management in a mobile device The method of electronic user identity module eSIM, the method includes at the mobile device:
The first request of the instruction to the eSIM managed by the eUICC is issued to the eUICC;
Receive the instruction from the eUICC, wherein for each eSIM managed by the eUICC, the instruction include with The associated unique identifier of eSIM;
The application program that executes from the mobile device, which receives, executes the of movement associated with Mobile Network Operator MNO Two requests, wherein the specific eSIM that second request is directed in the eSIM managed by the eUICC;
Associated with movement order is generated, wherein described order includes unique identification associated with the specific eSIM Symbol;And
The order is routed to the eUICC, so that the specific eSIM executes the movement.
2. according to the method described in claim 1, wherein the order includes SIM toolkit command.
3. according to the method described in claim 1, wherein the movement will be by including described including the specific eSIM generation The instruction that baseband part in mobile device executes.
4. according to the method described in claim 3, further include:
Described instruction is received from the eUICC.
5. according to the method described in claim 4, further include:
Described instruction is executed so as to interact with the MNO.
6. according to the method described in claim 1, wherein the instruction includes the unique mark for the eSIM being activated in the eUICC Know symbol.
7. according to the method described in claim 6, wherein the eUICC includes the eSIM of two or more activation.
8. according to the method described in claim 1, wherein generating the life using at least one type lengths values TLV component It enables.
9. a kind of be configured as including universal embedded integrated circuit card eUICC in a mobile device, the eUICC by holding Row includes the steps that order is routed to electronic user identity module eSIM by following item:
The first request provided by the instruction of the eUICC eSIM managed is provided;
The instruction is provided, wherein the instruction includes the unique of each eSIM in the eSIM managed by the eUICC Identifier;
It is received from request entity and generates second of the instruction for executing specific action associated with Mobile Network Operator MNO Request, wherein second request requests the specific eSIM managed by the eUICC being directed to only including described second One identifier;
Second request is directed to the specific eSIM;
The instruction set for executing the specific action is received from the specific eSIM;And
Described instruction is supplied to the request entity.
10. eUICC according to claim 9, wherein the request entity is the application executed on the mobile device Program or the baseband part being included in the mobile device.
11. eUICC according to claim 9, wherein providing the instruction includes identifying to be activated in the eUICC eSIM。
12. eUICC according to claim 11, wherein activating at least two eSIM in the eUICC.
13. eUICC according to claim 9, wherein using at least one type lengths values TLV component come will be described unique Identifier is included in second request.
14. eUICC according to claim 13, wherein it includes from institute that second request, which is directed to the specific eSIM, State unique identifier described in TLV component extraction and the specific eSIM in the identification eUICC.
15. a kind of be configured as that the electronic user identity for being routed to and being managed by universal embedded integrated circuit card eUICC will be ordered The mobile device of module eSIM, the mobile device include:
The eUICC;
Baseband part;With
Processor includes the steps that following item the processor is configured to executing:
The exchanging capability information between the eUICC and the baseband part, wherein the ability information indicate the eUICC and Each of described baseband part can manage two or more electronic user identity modules eSIM simultaneously;
The configuration of the baseband part is updated to reflect the eSIM ability of the eUICC;And
So that the baseband part stores the unique identifier received from the eUICC, make in the eUICC and the base band The each order issued between component includes the unique identifier of the specific eSIM for ordering and being directed to.
16. mobile device according to claim 15, wherein the order includes SIM toolkit command.
17. mobile device according to claim 15, wherein by primary channel come in the baseband part and described The order is transmitted between eUICC.
18. mobile device according to claim 15, wherein activating at least two eSIM in the eUICC.
19. mobile device according to claim 15, wherein usage type length value TLV component is by the unique identification Symbol is included in each order.
20. mobile device according to claim 19, wherein the step further comprises:
From unique identifier described in the TLV component extraction.
21. a kind of non-transient computer readable storage medium for storing computer executable instructions, mobile device is by calling institute Computer executable instructions are stated, method according to claim 1 to 8 is executed.
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