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.