eSIM device compliance

GCF’s eSIM RSP (remote SIM provisioning) certification process provides functional means of test for RSP supporting consumer devices, as required for GSMA’s e-SIM programme.

The GSMA’s RSP technology enables consumers to simply and securely download SIM profile information for an operator of their choice, directly to their device.  

GCF has designed its eSIM RSP test and certification requirements around GSMA’s eSIM PRDs: SGP.21, SGP.22 and, for testing, SGP.23, ensuring correct functionality and interoperability which are key to this technology.

To support the wide adoption of eSIM RSP, GCF has launched the following initiatives:

  • Access to the RSP compliance scheme to all organisations wishing to certify the RSP functionality of their product, this includes non-members as well as members. 
  • In 2020, non-member manufacturers can certify the RSP functionality of their product via this website against a fee of €500.

Access to GCF RSP eSIM certification is through the RSP compliance website which can be accessed as follows:

  • Existing GCF user account holders should login to the members portal and select <eSIM RSP> from the main menu.
  • Non-member manufacturers will need to apply for an RSP certifier user account here.

Note: manufacturer members can also certify RSP compliance as part of the standard GCF certification process for a device.

GCF operator members can access RSP compliance declarations through the GCF members’ portal.  Non-member operators will need to apply for GCF operator membership here.