FIME claims a first as its lab & tool are qualified by GlobalPlatform for consumer eSIM

FIME is claiming to be the first to have both its test tool and laboratory qualified by GlobalPlatform in line with the GSMA’s latest consumer eUICC SGP.23 specifications and the SIMalliance Interoperable Profile.

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SIMalliance members report shipments of 4.9bn SIMs in 2017, while estimated SIM market increases to 5.6bn units

Data reported by SIMalliance shows that the collective SIM shipments of its members in 2017, which represented approximately 88% of the global SIM market, equalled 4.9 billion units. SIMalliance confirms that over the same period, the estimated total available global market for SIM cards has grown by 2.75%, with units rising from 5.45 billion to

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SIMalliance Members report shipments of 4.9bn SIMs in 2017, while estimated total available SIM market in 2017 increases 2.75% to 5.6bn units

Data reported by SIMalliance shows that the collective SIM shipments of its members in 2017, which represented approximately 88% of the global SIM market, equalled 4.9 billion units. SIMalliance confirms that over the same period, the estimated total available global market for SIM cards has grown by 2.75%, with units rising from 5.45 billion to

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Certification of eUICCs – The ticket for the GSMA eSIM ecosystem

To become part of the closed GSMA eSIM ecosystem, all applicants – meaning eSIMs, servers, and devices – must prove that they meet the GSMA requirements. “This ensures that the individual players authorise each other as ‘interlocutors’ and that they are able to communicate,“ explains Dr. Frank Oberhokamp, product manager eUICC Consumer Devices Test Solutions

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SIMalliance elects OT-Morpho’s Cricco to serve as its new chairman at time of ‘increasing need’ for security

The Board of SIMalliance has elected Remy Cricco of OT-Morpho to serve as the organisation’s chairman. In this role, he will work alongside fellow Board members representing Gemalto, G+D Mobile Security, ST Incard and VALID, to further the SIMalliance’s aims.

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SIMalliance reports 5% growth in 2016 global SIM shipments, triple SIM represents more than half

The SIMalliance membership, which represents approximately 90% of the global SIM market, has reported a 5% year-on-year growth in its 2016 shipment volumes. A total 4.9 billion units were shipped during that period.

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SIM and OTA application provisioning platform provider Simulity joins SIMalliance as strategic partner

SIMalliance, the non-profit industry association which simplifies aspects of hardware-based device security, has announced Simulity Labs Ltd as its latest strategic partner.

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The Internet of Energy has much to gain from embedded SIM, says Beecham Research

New embedded SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) technology could play a major role in accelerating the development and adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) applications in the energy sector such as smart metering, demand response,

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SIMalliance publishes guidelines for interoperability and ease deployment of SIM-based mobile authentication

SIMalliance has published a set of guidelines which will make it easier for mobile network operators (MNOs), service and solution providers to deploy Mobile Connect services which use an authentication application provisioned on the user’s SIM card.

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ESMIG, GSMA and SIMalliance want embedded SIM spec adopted by utilities to boost internet of energy

The GSMA, with partners SIMalliance and ESMIG, have published a new report written by analyst house Beecham Research highlighting the importance of the GSMA Embedded SIM Specification and eUICC to the future of the utilities sector.

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SIMalliance Open Mobile API test specifications updated for security benefits

SIMalliance, the global non-profit industry association which simplifies aspects of hardware-based device security to drive secure mobile services, has released its Open Mobile API (OMAPI) Test Specification for Transport API v2.2.

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SIMalliance’s new specification supports standardisation in M2M deployments

SIMalliance has published a new specification, which allows mobile network operators (MNOs) to remotely load and manage subscriptions across deployed machine-to-machine (M2M) and consumer devices in a standardised way. 

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SIMalliance publishes guidance on choosing the right NFC technology

SIMalliance has published guidance for banks, retailers, transit operators and other service providers aiming to bring NFC services to market, in an effort to help them choose the right NFC deployment technology model.

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SIMalliance to host NFC-Security workshop to help banks and service providers make the right choices

SIMalliance, the global non-profit industry association which simplifies secure element (SE) implementation to drive secure mobile services, will bring together a number of experts from across the NFC ecosystem in October. It will host an interactive workshop designed to help banks and other secure NFC service providers – such as merchants and transit operators –

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HCE will support SE market growth, with faster mass NFC roll-out and a new authentication role for MNOs

Following the recent publication of the Consult Hyperion/GSMA discussion paper ‘HCE and SIM Secure Element: It’s Not Black and White’, SIMalliance has highlighted that future growth of the NFC ecosystem and NFC-based applications, resulting from host card emulation (HCE), is likely to expedite SIM-based NFC payment deployments and create opportunities for mobile network operators (MNOs)

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SIMalliance reports 4.2 billion global SIM shipments in 2013

London, UK – The SIMalliance membership, which represents approximately 86% of the global SIM market, has reported SIM shipment volumes totaling 4.2 billion units for 2013, compared to 4.6 billion in 2012. The estimated total available market in 2013 was 4.85 billion units, compared to 5.1 billion in 2012.

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