Universal subscriber identity module card to support mobile phone users with enhanced convenience and security
Toshiba has developed a new universal subscriber identity module card for use in mobile phones supporting the near field communication function, in anticipation of the worldwide rollout of mobile contactless services forecast for 2010 and 2011.
Toshiba plans to complete final development of the new card by third quarter of 2009, when it expects to begin provision of samples to mobile network operators worldwide.
With the introduction of the universal subscriber identity module (USIM) card to the mobile market, Toshiba looks to support mobile phone users with enhanced convenience and full security, and to facilitate the development of near field communication (NFC) worldwide.
Toshiharu Watanabe, corporate senior vice president at Toshiba and president and CEO of the Social Infrastructure Systems Company, said: The introduction of a USIM card is a significant development for Toshiba, and with our company’s advanced mobile technology and USIM, we would like to provide new solutions to the customer. We are also excited to support the advance of the pay-buy-mobile program promoted by GSMA, based on our technological achievements in the financial smart card sector.