GlobalPlatform has announced the launch of a Trusted Service Manager (TSM) Working Group to support NFC payment systems.
The group, created in response to market demand, will focus initially on specifying a standard language to facilitate communication between TSMs operating within the banking sector and mobile network operators (MNO).
As independent trusted third parties, TSMs facilitate the secure management and providing of mobile contactless services within a mobile NFC ecosystem, and must be capable of interacting with all mobile network operators and service providers.
GlobalPlatform’s TSM Working Group will analyze the interfaces between TSMs and MNOs to define a common and secure messaging specification.
The specification will detail how TSMs can communicate with MNOs to interact with the secure element on a mobile handset to deliver services directly to the end user.
According to GlobalPlatform, the specification will be reusable across different market sectors, such as contactless services for public transportation or mobile payment.