NFC-Enabled SIM Cards Headed for Cell Phones

Posted by at 5:45 am on November 17, 2011

The GSMA have announced that 45 of the world’s major carriers have committed to supporting SIM-based Near Field Communications (NFC). Among the carriers to pledge their support of the new standard are AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, China Mobile​ and China Unicom​, Vodafone, and Telefonica. In making the announcement, the GSMA have now published  a new set of industry specifications to further accelerate adoption of the technology.

“NFC is an important innovation for consumers around the world,” said Franco Bernabe​, Chairman of the GSMA. “While it is perhaps best known for enabling secure mobile payments, it will also enable a wide range of innovative and exciting new services and applications, such as mobile ticketing, entertainment services, secure access to hotels or cars, loyalty schemes and couponing, among others.”

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