A memorandum of understanding has been agreed between GlobalPlatform, and the Association Européenne Payez Mobile (AEPM). The two bodies will align technical advances that will assist the market in bringing mobile payment services to European citizens.
AEPM develops specifications and facilitates trials to promote and accelerate the deployment of contactless mobile payment in Europe. Its existing technology is compliant with GlobalPlatform’s UICC Configuration, a technical document that outlines a neutral environment to support the secure delivery over-the-air of mobile services to consumers.
The memorandum will ensure that any future technical advances made by the organizations are aligned, and will also facilitate joint efforts to further detail revolutionary mobile payment business models that will encourage end-user adoption.
Initial activity by GlobalPlatform and AEPM will focus on developing the required specifications to enable a user to select which mobile payment service they want to use and when.