Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) offers a new SIM platform that allows several different NFC applications to be executed securely and simultaneously on a single SIM card.
The SkySIM CX SIM-card family provides protected areas that can be used for electronic payment and ticketing applications and for customer loyalty programs. Network operators will thus be able to expand their service offerings for banks, public transit authorities, and other service providers.
The first product in the new SkySIM CX family has received EMVCo, American Express, MasterCard, and Visa approval, confirming that it meets the requirements for secure payment systems such as American Express ExpressPay, MasterCard PayPass, and Visa payWave. The SkySIM CX family also supports the transit applications MIFARE, CIPURSE and Calypso.
The new product family gives network operators an opportunity to create new business models. As well as offering their own applications, they will now be able to set up highly secure areas on the SIM card – referred to as “containers” – for third-party applications.
“The outstanding feature of the new SIM card is not only its functionality but also its security. The card has been tested and approved by EMVCo as an integral unit, and not a single weak point has been detected,” explains Axel Deininger, group SVP at G&D. “This latest addition to our NFC portfolio enables us to offer network operators a complete secure package comprising hardware, software, and services, in the form of SIM cards, a mobile wallet, and trusted service management services.”
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