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For over a decade the SIMalliance has been supporting the creation, deployment and management of secure mobile services across the globe. A non-profit trade association, the SIMalliance is working in partnership with members and the wider mobile community to anticipate and address the security, identity and mobility challenges of an increasingly converged internet.

SIMalliance members are Eastcompeace, Fundamenture, Gemalto, Giesecke & Devrient, Incard, Kona I, Morpho, Oasis Smart SIM, Oberthur Technologies, Valid, Watchdata, Wuhan Tianyu and XH Smartcard (Zhuhai). SIMalliance Strategic Partners are Comprion, Linxens and Movenda. 


16 February 2015
- SIMalliance has published guidance for banks, retailers, transit operators and other service providers aiming to bring near field communications (NFC) services to market, in an effort to help them choose the right NFC deployment technology model.
The checklist and matrix maps key deployment criteria to help service providers understand that there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to NFC and and to educate that the most appropriate technology, or combination of technologies, is determined by the requirements of specific use cases (i.e. banking, loyalty, transit) and the preferences of individual service providers.  
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To view the checklist and matrix please follow the links below:

Comparative assessment of NFC technology by key criteria

SIMalliance recommended deployment model by use case

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  • SIMalliance OMAPI test specification for Transport API v2.0
    In parallel with the release of the updated OMAPI Specification, SIMalliance has revised the OMAPI Test Specification to define compliance testing according to the new procedural interface within the API. The newly published OMAPI Test Specification v2.0 outlines mobile device compliance to the OMAPI Specification v3.0 and defines test cases in order that conformance tests can be executed. 

    Download the specification here>
  • Open Mobile API Specification v3.0
    The SIMalliance Open Mobile API v3.0 specifies how mobile applications may access different secure elements in a mobile device, such as UICC and embedded SE. It provides interface definitions and UML diagrams to support implementation across a variety mobile platforms and programming languages.

    Download specification here> 
  • UICC Configuration for Mobile NFC Payments v1.0
    This paper defines SIMalliance’s recommendations for UICC configuration and feature requirements in mobile near field communication (NFC) payments. The aim of this document is to provide guidelines that support service providers, mobile network operators (MNOs), manufacturers and implementers of mobile NFC payment services, by facilitating system integration, simplifying interoperability and reducing market fragmentation.

    Download the paper here> 
  • Open Mobile API – Test Specification v1.0 – Errata Note
    During the review of the SIMalliance Test Specification v1.0 by the GSMA and GlobalPlatform, several points were raised which required either an update of the test cases or additional clarification on the expected behaviour from the devices or from the test tools implementing the test specification. This document summarises all the changes; the changes will also be integrated into the next SIMalliance Test Specification document. The document shows revision marks to indicate the new applicable content (and only the new content).

    Download the document here> 

  • Open Mobile API test specification for Transport API v1.1
    The Open Mobile API Test Specification v1.1 was developed by SIMalliance in response to industry demand for increased standardisation in the way that the Open Mobile API Specification is implemented globally. The test specification outlines mobile device compliance to the Open Mobile API Specification v2.05, and defines test cases in order that conformance tests can be executed.

    Download the test specification here>  

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