Toshiba Starts Delivery of Commercial UIM Card supporting Near Field Communication to KDDI
Toshiba today announced that it will start delivery of commercial User Identity Module (UIM) cards supporting near field communication to KDDI Corporation, a leading Japanese mobile network operator (MNO), in February. Toshiba’s newly developed UIM card equipped with CDMA2000 and Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM), supports NFC, which is expected to go into commercial service in the near future. The card was developed based on the latest specifications of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute-Smart Card Platform (ETSI SCP), GSMA and GlobalPlatform (GP).
It is also compatible with GSMA’s Pay-Buy-Mobile programme and meets the security level required for international payment applications. Mobile handsets supporting UIM and NFC will allow users to access services in such areas as electronic payment, transportation, personal identification, coupon redemption and more.