FIME Enhances GlobalPlatform Test Portfolio to Include GSMA Embedded UICC Products
First to support M2M market in achieving compliance for eUICC products and services
February 10, 2016 – FIME’s laboratory and Global test tool are one of the first to be qualified by GlobalPlatform to verify that embedded UICC (eUICC) products meet the functional requirements outlined in the GSMA Remote Provisioning Architecture for Embedded UICC, Technical Specification. GSMA partnered with FIME to develop the test requirements. FIME is now positioned to support mobile network operators (MNO), and chip and device manufacturers, throughout the launch of their eUICC services and solutions.
GSMA selected FIME to support the development of this test specification because of its extensive experience and expertise in SIM card validation and testing.
GlobalPlatform is the organization which standardizes the management of applications on secure chip technology and is managing the compliance activity on behalf of GSMA. This latest enhancement to the GlobalPlatform Compliance Program verifies that the interfaces for eUICCs comply with the specifications. Additionally, the broader functionality of eUICC products are confirmed, including how MNO’s will load and activate their telecom profile in a secure way.
“This specification is central to M2M market growth in a sustainable and interoperable way,” adds Guillaume Lemoine, Head of Product and Services Marketing – Telecom at FIME. “The collaboration between these important industry bodies will accelerate the M2M market and increase opportunities for operators and M2M customers around the globe by reducing costs and improving flexibility and efficiency. It was a privilege to be selected to support the specification development, and we are delighted to be one of the first service providers to achieve GlobalPlatform qualification.”
FIME has developed a comprehensive portfolio of consulting services, test tools and testing services to support MNOs and chip and mobile device manufacturers. These services both confirm a product’s compliance to the GlobalPlatform UICC Configuration – for the mobile services sector – as well as GlobalPlatform’s Basic Financial Configuration, for the banking sector. FIME also offers a full range of services to support players in the development or selection of an eUICC solution. This includes a range of services to test and qualify remote provisioning servers.
To find out more about how FIME can support your projects, contact your local office https://www.fime.com/contact-us/global-offices.html. For further information on the impact of the eUICC on the telecom market, watch FIME’s short video: https://youtu.be/-LlOgbEoxUw.
FIME is a trusted provider of technical training and consulting, technology design, test tools and certification testing. It enables customers to bring seamless card and mobile transactions services to market effectively and confidently using secure chip or cloud-based solutions.
Working with the payment, telecom, transit and identity sectors, FIME is an implementation services partner for customers using contact and contactless EMV, near-field-communication (NFC), trusted service manager (TSM), trusted execution environment (TEE) and host card emulation (HCE) technologies. FIME supports customers from project initiation to completion by advising on technical requirements, consulting on industry regulations, certification authority implementation and streamlining testing and certification activity.
With 11 offices around the world, serving more than 3,000 clients, FIME combines its global expertise and local knowledge to support its customers. FIME’s dedicated team actively contributes to the advancement and simplification of certification processes. Its service capacity also provides resource scalability to adapt to individual customer needs.
FIME currently has operations across America (Canada and the United States), Asia Pacific (Japan, South Korea and Taiwan), Europe (France), the Middle East (Dubai) and South-East Asia (Bangalore).
FIME partners with leading payment schemes and industry bodies to provide consultancy and certifications services for: American Express, Calypso Networks Association, China UnionPay (CUP), Discover, eftpos, EMVCo, EMV Migration Forum, First Data, Global Certification Forum (GCF), GlobalPlatform, GSMA, Interac, JCB, MasterCard, Network for Electronic Transfers (NETS), NFC Forum, National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), National Standard Indonesia for Chip Card Specification (NSICC), OSCar Consortium, PTCRB, RuPay, TROY, UnionPay International (UPI) and Visa.