“ETSI, GlobalPlatform and the NFC Forum all share the same goal; we want to provide a standardized ecosystem that encourages the mass adoption of NFC services without compromising service integrity,” adds, Gil Bernabeu, Technical Director of GlobalPlatform. “The synchronization across our three technical bodies is key in supporting service providers and ensuring that consumers can activate NFC services as and when they need to.”
“Significant progress has been made over the years to ensure service providers can accelerate the deployment of NFC services, regardless of how the service is hosted in the device,” says Paula Hunter, Executive Director of the NFC Forum.
“Legacy contactless systems were not always designed to work together, so the NFC service management framework now provides a way to integrate these different contactless applications into one NFC-enabled smartphone. This collaboration among three industry partners will have a positive impact on the market in the coming years.”
The standardized approach is detailed in a joint white paper – Ensure Interworking Between Multiple Contactless Card Emulation Environments. The related industry specification, GlobalPlatform Managing Entity Specification will be released in 2017. This will be supported by the latest versions of ETSI TS 102 221, ETSI TS 102 622 and NFC Forum NCI Technical Specification Version 2.0, currently a candidate specification that is to be published before the end of this year.