Apple device support for private 5G and LTE networks

Apple device support for private 5G and LTE networks

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Apple device support for private 5G and LTE networks

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GEOFENCING! :grinning:

A cool new feature for Apple IoS 17

“… By creating a geofence, the iPhone can seamlessly switch between a private network SIM and a carrier SIM as the user moves in and out of private network coverage. When they enter the geofence, the private network SIM is enabled, and automatically disabled when they exit the geofence and leave private network coverage. This feature is only available when using a single private network eSIM or physical SIM on their iPhone.”

For those who are not (still) familiar with Geofencing → a geofence is like an imaginary fence around a real place on a map.

There are two ways to make a geofence. You can either draw a circle around a specific point on the map, or you can use pre-made boundaries like the borders of a school or a neighborhood.

When we use a geofence, we call it geofencing. Here’s an example: Imagine you have a special device that knows where you are. If you enter or leave the area inside the geofence, something can happen. It might make your device beep or show a message. The person in charge of the geofence can also get a message with your location, which can be sent to their phone or email.

Geofencing works by understanding that people move around and spend time in different places. It combines knowing where you are right now with knowing if you’re close to places that are important. When this happens, it can send alerts and messages to help you or the person who set up the geofence know what’s going on.

Great info! thanks for sharing.
More insight from Apple support:
The simcard should use SUCI with Scheme A or B. Not be null protection.
Looks like user plane and control plane should be ciphered:

5G Standalone security and privacy requirements

To help ensure compatibility of iPhone and cellular iPad devices on private 5G SA networks, infrastructure vendors must adhere to the following security and privacy requirements:

  • Privacy concealment: Subscription Concealed Identifier (SUCI) must use a Non-Null Protection Scheme. This can be achieved through either on-SIM SUCI calculation or ME SUCI calculation. For detailed information, refer to the 3GPP TS 33.501 documentation.
  • User data confidentiality: To safeguard user data from unauthorized access, the use of Null-Ciphering isn’t supported.
  • NAS/RRC signaling confidentiality and integrity: Ensure the confidentiality and integrity of NAS/RRC signaling information using encryption to prevent unauthorized access and interception, and prevent unauthorized tampering or modifications during transmission.

5G for Private Network on iPhone, iOS 17

iOS 17 - 2

Good info. But this is for activating of 5G SA .

Not necessariliy Private.

Yes… where is the Private 5G in this?

It is saying “non-public network”.

Up-side of Network Seelection.

iPhone’s have even been Private LTE compliant.

We have tested it out.

Inserted the sim card (no e-sim, though) from the PLTE provider.

And it show up that provider’s name, when you switch it on.

However, voice calling feature was not there on our PLTE setup.

Only Data network.

Currently on LTE, I tested with 5G SA too.

is there a possibility to use custom PLMN ID . Like in US we are using 315-010 .Can i set my private 5g PLMN different then 315-010 , will iphone able to detect it as private network ?

How can you set the private network?

Our iphone can’t find private 5G (MNC 999).