Certification and Testing Body CATR Becomes Latest GlobalPlatform Full Member
05 August 2014 – GlobalPlatform has announced that China Academy of Telecommunications Research of MIIT (CATR) has become its latest Full Member. The body supports the Chinese government and contributes to the development of the communications industry in China by focusing on product testing and certification.
CATR’s initial focus will be to contribute to the GlobalPlatform Compliance Program in order to work towards becoming a recognized GlobalPlatform testing laboratory. As the association which standardizes the management of applications on secure chip technology, GlobalPlatform seeks to ensure the advancement and maintenance of an interoperable, sustainable and trusted end-to-end environment for managing applications on secure chip technology. The association is achieving this through its established testing infrastructure and qualified test tool providers and laboratories.
As a Full Member, CATR is eligible to participate in GlobalPlatform’s Card, Device and System Committees, engage in its market-led task forces, as well as enjoy organizational and technical voting rights.
Qu Yan, Vice Director of Global Project Management Department at CATR comments: “We are delighted to announce our membership of GlobalPlatform and look forward to sharing our experience of telecommunication technology communications policies and standards with GlobalPlatform. Our mission is to provide test and evaluations services to confirm product security and interoperability. Our participation in the GlobalPlatform Compliance Program will help us to further advance our offering. Membership is already helping us to stay up-to-date with the most advanced secure chip specifications available in the marketplace in order to continue our support for the government and the wider industry.”
“It is great to have CATR onboard,” adds Kevin Gillick, Executive Director of GlobalPlatform. “GlobalPlatform qualified test laboratories and tools are key elements in establishing and maintaining market compliance and interoperability for the future of the secure chip ecosystem. Continued engagement from regional test laboratories in China, and around the world, is representative of the demand for these services and a testament to the benefits of the GlobalPlatform Compliance Program. CATR’s expertise and technical knowledge will benefit our development work and compliance activity.”
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Notes to editors:
GlobalPlatform is a cross industry, not-for-profit association which identifies, develops and publishes specifications which facilitate the secure and interoperable deployment and management of multiple embedded applications on secure chip technology. Its proven technical specifications are regarded as the international industry standard for building a trusted end-to-end solution which serves multiple actors and supports several business models.
The freely available specifications provide the foundation for market convergence and innovative new cross-sector partnerships. The technology has been adopted globally across finance, mobile/telecom, government, healthcare, retail and transit sectors. GlobalPlatform also supports an open compliance program ecosystem to ensure the long-term interoperability of secure chip technology.
As a member-driven association with cross-market representation from all world continents, GlobalPlatform membership is open to any organization operating within this landscape. Its 120+ members contribute to technical committees and market-led task forces. www.globalplatform.org.