SIMalliance, an industry association that aims to simplify secure element implementation to drive creation, deployment and management of secure mobile devices, has released the latest installment of its series of NFC Stepping Stones publications.
NFC Secure Element Stepping Stones arms NFC service providers, mobile network operators and related industry stakeholders with the interoperability-focused technical considerations, recommendations and specification extracts they need in order to simplify the development, deployment and support of NFC services across the prevailing SE form factors of UICC and embedded SE (eSE).
This latest installment is the first SIMalliance paper to extend its scope beyond the traditional UICC-based secure element architecture to also encompass the alternative SE form factors. It draws on a wide variety of industry sources and technical specifications in order to identify key differences between SE architectures and highlight their relevance to NFC service and application providers.
NFC Stepping Stones also explores a variety of topics including, among others, device and service development and deployment, remote Over-The-Air management, NFC mobile wallets and contactless security certifications.
NFC Secure Element Stepping Stones refers to relevant specifications and resources provided by GSMA, ETSI, 3GPP, Open Mobile Alliance, GlobalPlatform, EMVCo and the Smart Card Alliance, together with past iterations of the NFC Stepping Stones document.
It is available for download at SIMalliance.org.