TSM: friend or foe to the NFC market place?

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The role of TSMs to deliver NFC services internationally

This latest white paper from FIME explores the role of TSMs in supporting the delivery of NFC services internationally. It discusses the market drivers for the expansion of NFC services across borders, the value and challenges of creating a standardised and globally interoperable framework for TSMs, and how such an environment could be tested and validated.

While the paper details a number of different TSM standards that are available within the marketplace to promote global interoperability, it also states that these are slow to be adopted.

The environment is evolving quickly and alternative solutions, such as secure element (SE), host card emulation (HCE) and other cloud-based offerings are coming to market. They are, however, less secure and leave the mobile network operators (MNOs), service providers, end-users and other stakeholders vulnerable to security risks that could jeopardise the reputation of those involved and the viability of services moving forward.

Table of contents

  1. The challenges of interconnectivity
  2. The need for interoperability
  3. Going Global – is it even possible?
  4. Creating confidence
  5. TSM: a vital role

The authors

Stéphanie EL RHOMRI

NFC & Payment Vendors Business Line Manager at FIME and Chair of the GlobalPlatform Device Compliance Programme

Stéphanie El Rhomri works closely with all of FIME’s international offices in order to provide new services for the banking, transportation and telecom sectors. She is the lead of the Device Compliance Working Group within GlobalPlatform as well as the chair of its sub-Transportation Task Force. In addition to her involvement with GlobalPlatform, Stéphanie actively contributes to the NFC Forum and is engaged in EMVCo and GSMA activities.