UICC control over devices used to obtain service

Jason Brown, Inderpreet Singh Ahluwalia (Inventors) AT&T Intellectual Property I LP (Current Assignee) AT&T Intellectual Property I LP (Original Assignee) (2014) UICC control over devices used to obtain service. US8639290B2.

Abstract

Devices and methods are disclosed by which a smart card or UICC that is removably insertable into a wireless terminal will only allow operation in either a specific terminal or a specific set of terminals. A mechanism to restrict the set of terminals that a UICC will operate with based upon logic embedded in a memory within the UICC. The UICC receives specific information from the wireless terminal when the terminal is turned on. If the information received satisfies a plurality of rules or conditions stored within the UICC, the UICC functions normally and the terminal may be registered with the network. If the UICC is inserted in an unsupported terminal, the UICC will refuse to function normally. This provides a deterrent against UICC theft.


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Faculty / Department / School: No Faculty
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2018 03:48
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2018 03:48
Fields of Research : 10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100504 Data Communications
10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100503 Computer Communications Networks
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0803 Computer Software > 080303 Computer System Security
10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100510 Wireless Communications
10 Technology > 1006 Computer Hardware > 100699 Computer Hardware not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 89 Information and Communication Services > 8901 Communication Networks and Services > 890103 Mobile Data Networks and Services
B Economic Development > 89 Information and Communication Services > 8901 Communication Networks and Services > 890104 Mobile Telephone Networks and Services
Identification Number or DOI: US8639290B2
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/35180

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