Activation Code (AC)
Information issued by an Operator/Service Provider to an End User. End-User can use it to request for downloads and installations of a Profile. Normally it is a QR code for being scanned from an end-user device to obtain the information.
Confirmation Code (CC)
A code entered by an End User required by the SM-DP+ for the download of a Profile.
Embedded SIM (eSIM)
The GSMA has defined a radical new way to securely download SIM information into a ‘Secure Element’ that can be permanently embedded inside any type of device. To enable this change, an ecosystem of trusted platforms and players has been facilitated by the GSMA to create the eSIM solution. It offers an equivalent level of security and protection to that provided by the removable SIM card.
Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC)
Also known as a SIM card, is the smart card (integrated circuit card) used in mobile terminals in mobile networks.
A removable or non-removable UICC enables the local management of Profiles in a secure way.
The state of a Profile when its files and/or applications (e.g. NAA) are selectable.
A unique number to identify a Profile in an eUICC as defined by ITUT E.118 . International Mobile Subscriber Identity Unique identifier owned and issued by Operators as defined in 3GPP TS 23.003  Section 2.2.
Local Profile Assistant (LPA)
A functional element in the Device or in the eUICC that provides the LPD, LDS, and LUI features.
Mobile Network Operator (MNO)
An entity providing access capability and communication services to its Subscribers through a mobile network infrastructure.
A combination of data and applications to be provisioned on an eUICC for the purpose of providing services.
A combination of Operator data and applications to be provisioned on an eUICC for the purposes of providing connectivity to a mobile network solely for the purpose of the provisioning of Profiles on the eUICC.
Remote SIM Provisioning (RSP)
The downloading, installing, enabling, disabling, and deleting of a Profile on an eUICC.
An entity (associated with one or more users) that is engaged in a Subscription with an Operator. The Subscriber is allowed to subscribe and unsubscribe to services, as well as register an end-user or a list of end-users authorized to use these services.
Subscription Manager Data Preparation + (SM-DP+)
This role prepares Profile Packages, secures each with a Profile protection key, stores Profile protection keys in a secure manner as well as the Protected Profile Packages in a Profile Package repository, and links the Protected Profile Packages to specified EIDs. The SM-DP+ binds Protected Profile Packages to the respective EID and securely downloads these Bound Profile Packages to the LPA of the respective eUICC.
Access Point Name (APN)
An Access Point Name (APN) is the name of a gateway between a GSM, GPRS, 3G, or 4G mobile network and another computer network, frequently the public Internet. A mobile device making a data connection must be configured with an APN to present to the carrier. The carrier will then examine this identifier to determine what type of network connection should be created, for example: which IP addresses should be assigned to the wireless device, which security methods should be used, and how or if, it should be connected to some private customer network.