SIMalliance – NFC World https://www.nfcworld.com News and analysis on the emerging technologies transforming how consumers choose what to buy, who to buy from, and how to pay Wed, 06 Feb 2019 23:00:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.2 https://www.nfcworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/cropped-nfcw-favicon-white-001-32x32.png SIMalliance – NFC World https://www.nfcworld.com 32 32 37289602 Low uptake of SIM-based mobile payments leads to decrease in NFC SIM shipments in 2016 https://www.nfcworld.com/2017/04/05/351482/low-uptake-sim-based-mobile-payments-leads-decrease-nfc-sim-shipments-2016/ https://www.nfcworld.com/2017/04/05/351482/low-uptake-sim-based-mobile-payments-leads-decrease-nfc-sim-shipments-2016/#comments Wed, 05 Apr 2017 11:06:34 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=51482 The global number of NFC SIM card shipments decreased in 2016 due in part to a “lower than anticipated” consumer uptake of SIM-based mobile payments and the impact of the closure of the Softcard mobile wallet in the US, the SIMalliance has revealed, despite reporting growth in NFC SIM shipments in key countries across Europe and the CIS regions, highlighting the demand in specific markets.

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New guidelines to ‘simplify’ Mobile Connect service https://www.nfcworld.com/2016/12/13/348998/new-guidelines-to-simplify-mobile-connect-service/ Tue, 13 Dec 2016 14:25:45 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=48998 Trade association SIMalliance has published a set of guidelines allowing mobile network operators and service and solution providers to more easily deploy Mobile Connect, which aims to provide a universal phone-based identity and authentication service to consumers worldwide. Mobile Connect SIM Applet Interoperability Stepping Stones aims to “simplify the interactions” of the SIM, authentication application, […]

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SIMalliance transfers Open Mobile API to GlobalPlatform https://www.nfcworld.com/2016/11/04/348272/simalliance-transfers-open-mobile-api-globalplatform/ Fri, 04 Nov 2016 10:34:05 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=48272 Trade association SIMalliance is transferring ownership of its Open Mobile API (OMAPI) specification to standards body GlobalPlatform. “The OMAPI Specification defines how mobile applications may access different secure elements (SEs), including the UICC and embedded secure elements (eSEs) in a mobile device,” SIMalliance says. “This most recent move by SIMalliance will ensure that the technical […]

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NFC SIM shipment remains static in 2015 due to Softcard closure https://www.nfcworld.com/2016/04/26/344245/nfc-sim-shipment-remains-static-2015-due-softcard-closure/ Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:13:35 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=44245 The global number of NFC SIM card shipments remained static during 2015 following the closure of the Softcard mobile wallet in the US last year, the SIMalliance has revealed, despite reporting significant NFC SIM growth across Asia and Europe.

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SIMalliance updates OMAPI secure element specification https://www.nfcworld.com/2016/02/15/342266/simalliance-updates-omapi-secure-element-specification/ Mon, 15 Feb 2016 15:27:52 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=42266 SIMalliance has updated its Open Mobile API (OMAPI) specification, which sets out how mobile applications may access different secure elements on a mobile device and is mandated by EMVCo for mobile contactless payments. “A key update in v3.2 addresses requirements from ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) and GSMA to give the mobile application additional control […]

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SIMalliance: NFC SIM shipments up 69% in 2014 https://www.nfcworld.com/2015/04/14/334860/simalliance-nfc-sim-shipments-up-69-percent-in-2014/ Tue, 14 Apr 2015 07:00:02 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=34860 A total of 4.7bn SIMs were shipped in 2014 by members of the SIMalliance, an organisation that represents suppliers responsible for 86% of the global SIM market, including 132m NFC SIMs, up 69% on 2013 and taking the total number of NFC SIMs shipped by alliance members over the past four years to 256m.

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NFC security strategies: webinar slides now available https://www.nfcworld.com/2015/02/05/333963/nfc-security-strategies-webinar-slides-now-available/ Thu, 05 Feb 2015 15:53:32 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=33963 The slides from NFC World’s recent Evaluating NFC Security Strategies webinar are now available in the NFC World Knowledge Centre. A recording of the hour-long presentation, in which speakers from SIMalliance and Enstream explain how to select the right security strategy for your NFC service, is also available.

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Evaluating NFC security strategies webinar: See it now on NFC World+ https://www.nfcworld.com/2015/01/21/333641/evaluating-nfc-security-strategies-webinar-see-now-nfc-world/ Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:37:24 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=33641 NFC World’s “Evaluating NFC security strategies: The role of the secure element in the evolving NFC landscape” webinar is now available to view online. 749 people registered to attend the live event, and participants gave the presentation an overall rating of four out of five. The hour-long webcast, featuring advice on how to select the […]

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Join NFC World for a free webinar on NFC security strategies https://www.nfcworld.com/2014/12/11/333201/free-webinar-nfc-security-strategies/ Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:27:44 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=33201 The next event in NFC World’s free educational webinar series will be held at 15:00 GMT on Tuesday 20 January and will focus on how to select the right security strategy for your NFC service. Join NFC World’s editor and speakers from SIMalliance and EnStream to find out how the NFC security landscape is changing […]

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SIMalliance updates OMAPI https://www.nfcworld.com/2014/12/10/333193/simalliance-updates-omapi/ Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:09:47 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=33193 SIMalliance has published version 3.0 of its Open Mobile API Specification, bringing with it support for “every type of smartphone OS globally”. The specification sets out a standard way for mobile applications to access different secure elements — including SIM-based and embedded SEs — within a mobile device and is currently implemented in more than […]

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