Orange has been working with smart card and SIM specialist Sagem Orga for more than a year to develop a custom SWP-enabled NFC SIM that is tailored to the mobile operator’s requirements.
Sagem Orga has announced the availability of a Single Wire Protocol (SWP) enabled NFC SIM card, developed in cooperation with mobile network operator (MNO) Orange and customized for Orange’s specific needs.
The new SIM is the result of a fifteen month project, says Sagem Orga, aimed at creating a solution that will enable Orange customers to make contactless transactions.
The SIM is designed to support payment, loyalty and transit applications, says the firm:
For transportation the solution is based on Calypso technology, which includes interoperability thanks to a Java applet, and can be administered completely through GlobalPlatform mechanisms such as Secure Channel Protocol. For payments a major global payment application has been successfully loaded and tested.
The card supports battery off mode, ensuring that the end user has full control of all offered services even if batteries are empty.
Service administration over the air enables flexibility, secured by standardized GlobalPlatform mechanisms.
As the applications reside on the UICC, the solution is portable: If the user exchanges the handset, the chip can easily be installed in the new device, making all services available again immediately. The UICC as a secured and reliable token keeps all valuable information, such as tickets or any other kind of end user credentials that can be stored, safely.
“Sagem Orga is proud to be selected as a partner supporting Orange in this high technology challenge,” said Sagem Orga’s François Blanchard.