UIM cards support near field communication
Toshiba has said that it will provide commercial User Identity Module (UIM) cards supporting near field communication (NFC) to KDDI Corp, a Japanese mobile network operator.
The newly developed UIM card consist CDMA2000 and Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM), and supports NFC, which is expected to go into commercial service soon.
Toshiba said that the card was developed based on the specifications of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute-Smart Card Platform (ETSI SCP), GSMA and GlobalPlatform (GP).
In addition, the card is compatible with GSMA’s Pay-Buy-Mobile programme and meets the security level required for international payment applications, said the company.
The new card will allow users to access services in areas including electronic payment, transportation, personal identification, and coupon redemption.
Toshiba said that it is ready to mass produce UIM cards for the global market and will promote UIM cards to MNO worldwide, including operators in Europe, the US and Asia.