osmo-remsim is a suite of software programs enabling physical/geographic
separation of a cellular phone (or modem) on the one hand side and the
SIM/USIM/ISIM card on the other side.
Using osmo-remsim, you can operate an entire fleet of modems/phones, as
well as banks of SIM cards and dynamically establish or remove the
connections between modems/phones and cards.
So in technical terms, it behaves like a proxy for the ISO 7816 smart
card interface between the MS/UE and the UICC/SIM/USIM/ISIM.
While originally designed to be used in context of cellular networks,
there is nothing cellular specific in the system. It can therefore also
be used with other systems that use contact based smart cards according
to ISO 7816. Currently only the T=0 protocol with standard
(non-extended) APDUs is supported. Both T=1 and extended APDU support
can easily be added as a pure software update, should it be required at
some future point.
Osmocom provides binary packages for several flavors of Debian and Ubuntu GNU/Linux on a variety of architectures (i586, x86_64, armhf, armv7l). Unless you are a software developer interested in developing on Osmocom, it is recommended you use those packages instead of building from source.
For more details see Binary_Packages
The source code is available from
Public read-only access is available via
git clone git://git.osmocom.org/osmo-remsim.git
You can browse it via cgit: https://git.osmocom.org/osmo-remsim
Contributions are welcome via Gerrit.
2. Contact / Getting Help
You can file issues (bugs / feature requests) using the redmine project you're currently viewing.
Authors / Credit¶
osmo-remsim was mainly developed by Harald Welte, with contributions from Kevin Redon.