The Ministry of Communications allowed the mobile operator Tele2 to continue the experiment on connecting subscribers to the electronic SIM card technology – eSim. The experiment was first launched in April, but at the request of the ministry, it was suspended due to security issues.
Up to 15 thousand subscribers will take part in the resumed experiment, its terms are not specified. The next step will be to receive eSIM completely remotely, but there is also no information when it will be possible. To do this, it is necessary to solve the issue of identifying subscribers connected remotely.
As one of the options, the identification and connection of eSIM through State services is considered. Now, to connect an eSIM, a Tele2 subscriber must come to one of the operator’s offices and receive a set with a QR code to switch to a virtual SIM card.
What kind of eSIM security questions arose in the ministry in April, its representatives do not name. It is alleged that there was a “technical moment” on the operator’s network, which did not concern subscribers. Now the company corrected it, the FSB checked and approved the continuation of the experiment, the Ministry of Communications said.