27 January, 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, the global non-profit industry association which simplifies secure element (SE) implementation to drive the creation, deployment and management of secure mobile services.
With subsidiaries in Singapore, Istanbul and Tunis, Card Centric ships millions of ICs and cards across many continents, including Europe, the Middle East, central Asia, the Americas and Africa. Card Centric has a robust, advanced technology product portfolio, covering SIM cards (2G, 3G, 4G/TE and M2M), eUICCs, SoftSIMs and sticker SIMs. It services many markets through the delivery of OTA application provisioning, health cards, ID and payment cards, among a broader range of products and services.
This latest addition to SIMalliance’s membership reinforces the organisation’s position as the authoritative voice and representative body of the global SE industry. SIMalliance communicated that its members represented approximately 86% of the global SIM card market in 2015; members work collectively through the organisation to promote the development of an open and interoperable SE ecosystem in order to accelerate the deployment of secure mobile services.
As a SIMalliance member, Card Centric Solutions becomes entitled to contribute to the organisation’s technical and marketing outputs, through engagement within the body’s working groups. Membership of SIMalliance is open to SIM card manufacturers globally.
Tolga Kislal, Managing Director of Card Centric, comments: “The SIM card and smart card market is evolving at a rapid pace and at Card Centric we believe the key to innovation and market growth is collaboration. Joining SIMalliance demonstrates our commitment to the development of a secure, interoperable ecosystem for mobile services. We look forward to being an active contributor to the organisation.”
Hervé Pierre, Chairman of the SIMalliance Board, adds: “On behalf of the Board, I welcome Card Centric’s participation as a SIMalliance member. The strength of our organisation, and its ability to effect change and innovation within the industry through technical and educational initiatives, relies on the universality of the membership base. With strong market coverage and global operations, Card Centric is well positioned to support SIMalliance’s objective to promote the value that hardware based security brings to secure mobile services across many different industries and connected devices.”
SIMalliance members include Card Centric, Eastcompeace, Gemalto, Giesecke & Devrient, Incard, Kona I, Morpho, Oasis Smart SIM, Oberthur Technologies, VALID, Watchdata, Wuhan Tianyu and XH Smartcard (Zhuhai) Co. Ltd.
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About SIMalliance (Security, Identity, Mobility)
SIMalliance is the global, non-profit industry association which simplifies secure element (SE) implementation to drive the creation, deployment and management of secure mobile services. The organisation promotes the essential role of the secure element (SE) in delivering secure mobile applications and services across all devices that can access wireless networks. By identifying and addressing SE-related technical issues, and both clarifying and recommending existing technical standards relevant to SE implementation, the SIMalliance aims to promote an open SE ecosystem to facilitate and accelerate delivery of secure mobile applications globally.
SIMalliance members represent 86% of the global SIM card market. As such, the SIMalliance’s membership is responsible for delivering the most widely distributed secure application delivery platform in the world (UICC/SIM/USIM).
SIMalliance members are Card Centric, Eastcompeace, Gemalto, Giesecke & Devrient, Incard, Kona I, Morpho, Oasis Smart SIM, Oberthur Technologies, VALID, Watchdata, Wuhan Tianyu and XH Smartcard (Zhuhai) Co. Ltd.
SIMalliance Strategic Partners are Comprion, Linxens and Movenda.
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