Gemalto gets NFC SIM certification

Gemalto has become the first smart card provider to get GlobalPlatform certification for an NFC SIM product, following the launch of GlobalPlatform’s compliance programme earlier this year.

GlobalPlatform Qualified Card

The smart card and SIM supplier picked testing solutions provider Fime to carry out GlobalPlatform Card Specification v2.2 testing on its NFC v2 UICC.

“We are delighted to see the first GlobalPlatform certified UICC product come to market,” says Kevin Gillick, executive director at the association. “The standardisation of this technology offers many industry benefits as it will essentially enable the market to build a trusted end-to-end solution. This is vital as more and more services are delivered through mobile devices, and the market evolves to incorporate many new stakeholders and support new technical and business partnerships.”

“The development of standards is vital to create market stability, ensure applications operate as advertised once live in the field and can be appropriately managed,” adds Stephanie El Rhomri, new services marketing manager at Fime. “The work of the GlobalPlatform compliance programme plays a key role in delivering these assurances and creating a trusted, secure and sustainable mobile services marketplace. We foresee demand for GlobalPlatform qualifications growing throughout the coming year.”

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