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Globalplatform to Hold its First Card Specification Training Session in China

23 December 2009 – GlobalPlatform, the international specification body for smart card infrastructure, has announced that its first one-day card specification training session for 2010 will take place at the Tsinghua Science Park, Beijing on Friday 29 January 2010.  The session will coincide with Sun Microsystem's JavaCard™ China Telco Summit being held at the China World Hotel, Beijing, and will focus on the value that GlobalPlatform technology adds to mobile UICC deployments.

To be delivered in English, the program will provide delegates with detailed instruction on applying GlobalPlatform's technology within mobile UICC deployments, an outline of the functionality offered by GlobalPlatform's UICC Configuration - a technical guide which outlines a common and neutral environment to facilitate the secure delivery over-the-air of new and creative mobile services to consumers – as well as an insight into forthcoming technical releases.

Kevin concludes: "GlobalPlatform plans to continue the roll-out of its successful open card training program throughout 2010, at various locations worldwide.  We look forward to welcoming both members and non-members to our interactive and informative sessions."

The cost of the training session is US $995 for GlobalPlatform members,and US $1,295 for employees of China Unicom, China Mobile, China Telecom and Java Card Forum members.  The cost of all other attendees is US $1,495.  Only a limited number of places are available.  To view the agendas or to register your attendance, please visit:

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GlobalPlatform is the world leader in smart card infrastructure development. Its proven technical specifications for cards, devices and systems are regarded as the industry standard for achieving interoperable, sustainable and flexible smart card deployments that support multi-application, multi-actor and multi-business model implementations.

GlobalPlatform is a member driven association with cross-industry representation from all world continents. As of October 2008, an estimated 305.7 million GlobalPlatform-based smart cards had been deployed globally and an additional two billion mid range USIM/SIM cards worldwide are estimated to use GlobalPlatform card technology to enable over-the-air (OTA) application downloads for 3G and GSM mobile networks.

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