Mobile NFC gains momentum as operators worldwide pledge support for SIM-Based Solution
16 NOV 2011 - China Mobile and China Unicom Join Leading Operators in Backing Mobile NFC. GSMA Publishes Mobile NFC Specifications to Drive Global Interoperability.
16 November 2011 - Mobile Asia Congress - Hong Kong: The GSMA today announced that 45 of the world’s leading mobile operators have committed to support and implement SIM-based Near Field Communications (NFC) solutions and services. These operators include China Mobile and China Unicom, which account for nearly 800 million connections throughout China.
As an important catalyst in accelerating the adoption of NFC services, the GSMA has published a new set of industry specifications. These handset and SIM specifications will enable the development and global deployment of secure, interoperable and ubiquitous SIM-based mobile NFC services.
The GSMA has also commissioned a report to take an in-depth view into the socio-economic benefits that the deployment of SIM-based NFC services will enable, and how collaboration between industries can help make this a reality. This report can be found at http://www.gsmworld.com/our-work/mobile_lifestyle/mobile_money/news_and_resources.htm.
To read the full Press Release from the GSMA, click here
To download the GSMA specifications, click here