05.04.17 – 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, with a total 4.9 billion units shipped during that period. This is the highest annual volume of shipment units reported yet by the organisation. SIMalliance members estimate that the total available global market for SIM cards also grew in 2016 by 2.8% to 5.45 billion units.
05.12.16 – 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.
03.11.16 – SIMalliance has announced that it is transferring ownership of its established Open Mobile API (OMAPI) Specification to GlobalPlatform. The OMAPI Specification defines how mobile applications may access different secure elements (SEs), including the UICC and embedded secure elements (eSEs) in a mobile device and is currently referenced by GSMA, mandated by EMVCo in devices used for contactless payments, and implemented in over 250 models of Android NFC smartphone. This most recent move by SIMalliance will ensure that the technical specification continues to evolve in line with the wider secure chip ecosystem, which is fully represented by the GlobalPlatform membership.
19.10.16 – SIMalliance has published a new technical white paper, which analyses functional and security requirements, together with proposed solutions, across five market segments for 5G – massive IoT, critical communications, enhanced mobile broadband, vehicle to X (V2X) and network operations.
28.09.16 – The Board of SIMalliance, the non-profit industry association which simplifies aspects of hardware device security to facilitate mobile services, has re-elected Hervé Pierre, to serve a third term as its Chairman.
20.07.16 – Following annual elections for two rotating Board seats, SIMalliance, the global, non-profit industry association which simplifies aspects of hardware-based device security to drive the creation, deployment and management of secure mobile services, has announced its new Board of Directors for 2016-17.
14.07.2016 – SIMalliance, the global non-profit industry association which simplifies secure element (SE) implementation to drive secure mobile services, has published a test specification which will promote greater interoperability for remote SIM provisioning and subscription management across machine-to-machine (M2M) and consumer devices.
16.05.2016 – SIMalliance, the global non-profit industry association which simplifies aspects of hardware-based device security to drive secure mobile services, today released its Open Mobile API (OMAPI) Test Specification for Transport API v2.2. The test specification outlines mobile device compliance to the OMAPI Specification v3.2 and defines test cases in order that conformance tests can be executed. This update makes it easier to implement and verify the use of the latest version of the OMAPI Specification in handsets.
20.04.2016 – The SIMalliance membership, which represents approximately 88% of the global SIM market, has reported 2015 SIMalliance shipment volumes equalling 4.7 billion, reflecting a 0.3% increase on 2014 shipments. The estimated total available market in 2015 was 5.3 billion, compared to 5.2 billion in 2014, marking a 2% increase in total SIM shipments worldwide.
18.02.2016 – SIMalliance has published a new white paper, which analyses security needs across four market segments for 5G – Massive IoT, Critical Communications, Enhanced Mobile Broadband and Network Operations. The paper, titled ‘An Analysis of the Security Needs of the 5G Market’, concludes that while requirements will differ across each market segment, the need for security and privacy in 5G networks will be fundamental across them all. As a result, the paper calls for security to be built into the yet-to-be-determined 5G standard from the very outset.
11.02.2016 – SIMalliance, the global non-profit industry association which simplifies secure element (SE) implementation to drive secure mobile services, has published an updated version – v3.2 – of its OMAPI Specification. OMAPI v3.2 incorporates changes to accommodate the growing number of dual SIM devices on the market and enhances the ability of mobile applications to communicate with SEs within a device.
27.01.2016 – Card Centric, a leading supplier of SIM and smart cards, over-the-air solutions and value added services based in Ireland, has become the latest company to join the membership ranks of SIMalliance
24.09.2015 | Hervé Pierre will continue to serve as the Chairman of SIMalliance throughout 2015-16, following a Board vote which resulted in him being re-elected at the end of his first term in office. Hervé, who holds the title Embedded Software & Products (E&P) Senior Director, Strategy, within Gemalto, served as SIMalliance’s General Secretary between 2006 and 2014.
04.08.2015 – SIMalliance, the global, non-profit industry association which simplifies secure element (SE) implementation to drive secure mobile services, has confirmed its Board of Directors for 2015-16 following annual elections for two of its six Board seats.
SIMalliance Announces New Chairman for 2014-15 17.11.2014 | SIMalliance, the global, non-profit industry association which simplifies secure element (SE) implementation to drive the creation, deployment and management of secure mobile services, has elected Hervé Pierre to serve a one-year term as the organisation’s new Chairman of the Board.
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