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South Korea Smart Cards Shipment to Grow 6.2 Percent in 2010

South Korea's smart cards unit shipment is expected to rise 6.2 percent in 2010, rebounding from last year's slump in demand. By the close of 2010, an estimated 49.6 million units are expected to be shipped, up from 46.7 million in 2009. more

Related Tags: smart-cards, mastercard, cagr, 4g-phones, Korea

O2 Joins Smart Card Trade Association

Smart card standards body, GlobalPlatform has announced that Telefónica O2 Europe has joined the group as an Observer Member. more

Related Tags: globalplatform, telefonica-o2

Giesecke & Devrient Holds Off Challenge from Oberthur Technologies

Number three smart card manufacturer Oberthur Technologies (up 1.4% YOY in 2008) closed the gap on Giesecke & Devrient in second place last year to less than one percent market share difference following its acquisition of XPonCard.  more

Related Tags: oberthur-technologies, giesecke-&-devrient, xponcard, ims, smart, security, smart-cards, mifare

Turkcell to Start Mobile Wallet Trials - Chairman Worried About Shareholding

Turkey's Turkcell is planning to launch a Mobile Wallet service before the end of next year, said Altug Acar, Turkcell's head of business development.  more

Related Tags: turkcell, sonera, cukurova, alfa, smart, cukurova, planning, mobile-wallet, international-chamber-of-commerce, geneva

SIM Card Market Defying the Downturn

The latest data from IMS Research shows that the SIM card market continues to defy the economic downturn that is currently hitting the mobile market. Total shipments of SIM cards in 2008 grew to reach the record number of 3.07 billion more

Related Tags: sim-card, ims-research, mobile-banking, ims, memory, oberthur-technologies, smart, accelerometer, bluesky-positioning, catalyst, option, bluesky

Just Under 3 Billion SIM Cards Shipped in 2008

SIMalliance, the global association of SIM card manufacturers has reported that global SIM card shipments exceeded 2.9 billion units during 2008, more

Related Tags: simalliance, sim-card, s@t-browser, datang, eastcompeace, gemalto, giesecke-&-devrient, incard, oberthur-card-systems, prism, sagem-orga, sandisk, watchdata, wuhan-tianyu, asia-pacific, 3g, sim, nfc, ovi, ota, memory, smart

Contactless Smart Card Market Expected to Weather the Storm Caused by Economic Uncertainties

With Asia Pacific being a highly diverse geographic region with dissimilar market conditions, participants in the contactless smart card market should be prepared for varied reactions to the economic downturn.  more

Related Tags: asia-pacific, sim, driving, tim, lte, mobile-payments, smart, smart-cards

T-Mobile Testing Multimedia Capable SIM Cards

T-Mobile International has inked a deal with SIM card vendor, Gemalto to develop prototypes of rich media applications based on Smart Card Web Server Technology (SCWS) in the SIM card. more

Related Tags: sim-card, gemalto, t-mobile, sim, smart

Toshiba Moves into NFC Capable SIM Market

Toshiba has announced the development of a SIM card for use within mobile phones supporting NFC (Near Field Communication) services - which it expects to start sampling from Q3 this year. more

Related Tags: sim-card, sim, nfc, near-field-communication, gsm-association, itu, toshiba, gsm, smart, usim

UK Railways Adopt a Single Format for Mobile Ticket Barcodes

An industry standard for the various UK railway operators to offer mobile phone based barcode tickets has been agreed between mobile applications developer, Masabi and the Rail Settlement Plan (RSP), the rail ticketing body jointly owned by UK train operating companies. more

Related Tags: mobile-data, lte, smart, railway, tickets, barcode, mobile-tickets, bar-codes, masabi, pioneer, heathrow-express, mobile-ticketing, UK

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