SIM card registration is the process of recording the details of the person who owns a SIM card in a centralized database.
SIM card registration is mandated in a number of countries and requires consumers to provide proof of identification in order to activate and use a mobile SIM card. A number of governments adopt this policy as part of their efforts to help mitigate security concerns and criminal behavior.
As part of its effort to have a credible database of SIM Card Subscribers, most governments seek to develop and deploy a secure, reliable, continuous, and widely accepted SIM Card Registration System. The use of the system covers all Mobile Phone Operators and enables the capture of detailed subscriber profiles and data in a manner that facilitates seamless integration with other Operator or Regulator databases.
A SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card is a small, portable memory chip that stores information about a mobile phone user. On it, there is a 17 digit code that designates its country code of origin, the system carrier (e.g. Verizon, Telefonica, Vodafone, AT&T, etc.), and a unique user ID. The SIM card tracks phone service usage and allows carriers to accurately bill users, as well as provides users with an easy way to transfer their contacts and settings data to new devices.
SIM cards were introduced in 1991 and the first SIM card was roughly the size of a credit card. Over time, the SIM card has evolved becoming smaller and smaller.
The evolution of the SIM card aligns closely with that of the GSM (Global System of Mobile Communications) mobile network – the standard network in Europe, Asia, and Africa. In the United States, an additional network called CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) is used by carriers. Phones on the GSM or CDMA can essentially use any carrier’s network, lowering the costs for the carriers and its users.
SIM cards are a crucial part of these networks, storing user information required for authentication. Ultimately, this information allows both your phone to connect with a GSM network and GSM networks to track your service usage (specifically, your minutes, texts, data usage, etc), giving carriers the information they need to accurately bill consumers.
Right now, consumers are confined to the limitations of a small piece of plastic with inlaid brass components. The future of SIM lies in eSIM and Soft SIM. Instead of a physical card that can be lost or stolen, consumers would have a virtual card containing the same data. The possibilities of cloud-based technologies, especially the non-existent data capacity limitations and integration opportunities, are endless.
We are a software company built by global telecommunications experts. As such, we use the newest technology, customer-driven development cycles, and our experienced team to make SIM management and registration simple. We are advocates for our customers and the telecom industry we support, and we have played a role in the creation of technology and the development of rules and regulations for over 15 years.
We understand that regulators and operators need scalable solutions that enable them to easily register SIM cards for their customers, without disruptions, at a low price. SIMControl, provides everything that Governments, Regulators, Operators, and Law Enforcement Agencies are looking for, and more.
We have lived central solutions ourselves and understand the pain-points. Together, we can solve industry-wide problems.
Not only do we offer the lowest price, but we also offer automation and process enhancements that save our customers time.
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We make it simple for Service Providers/Operators to register SIM cards manually or integrate our APIs into their existing systems. The manual process, while working with a Consumer, to register a SIM card is as follows:
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Our SIMControl solution is designed and developed in a manner that is secure, cost effective, and widely accepted. Working with the local Regulator, the common development and implementation process is as follows:
Our SIMControl solution design supports connectivity between Central Data Centers and SIM Registration Centers, allowing for batch consolidation of daily registration data, online enquiries, and push/pull data aggregation.