Alliance Activities : Publications : Mobile Telecommunications

Publications – Mobile Telecommunications and NFC

The Smart Card Alliance Mobile and NFC Council developed this primer to provide an educational resource on Bluetooth low energy, describing what it is, how it’s used, how it fits with other mobile technologies, and what security aspects should be considered for BLE-enabled applications.

The Smart Card Alliance Payments Council developed this white paper to describe the value propositions of contactless EMV payments for issuers and merchants. The white paper provides a fresh look at contactless payments in the current U.S. payments environment that is embracing both EMV and NFC-enabled mobile devices.

The Smart Card Alliance Payments Council developed two infographics to summarize the benefits of contactless EMV payments for issuers and merchants.

This white paper was developed by the Secure Technology Alliance Payments Council to discuss the challenges of issuing, accepting and processing ISO/IEC 14443/NFC contactless transactions and to help the market work through pre-EMV and post-EMV challenges to promote contactless issuance and acceptance.

This white paper was developed by the Secure Technology Alliance Payments Council to provide a primer on the EMVCo Payment Account Reference (PAR), document expected use cases for the PAR and describe the impact of PAR implementation on key payments ecosystem stakeholders.

The Smart Card Alliance Mobile and NFC Council and Payments Council developed this white paper to explain how EMV and NFC are companion technologies and clarify how they work together to enable secure payments. The white paper discusses the current status of EMV chip migration in the U.S., predictions for contactless payment, the intersection of EMV contact, contactless and dual interface chip cards and mobile NFC devices for payment, and key considerations for contactless payment implementations.

The Smart Card Alliance Mobile and NFC Council developed this white paper to provide an educational resource on host card emulation (HCE), describing what it is, how it’s used, how it compares with the secure element (SE)-based card emulation approach, what key considerations are for payment applications, and what security aspects should be considered for HCE-enabled applications.

This Smart Card Alliance Mobile Council webinar provided an overview of EMV tokenization, reviewed the requirements for token service providers, discussed the tokenization methods used in digital wallets like Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Android Pay, as well as in-app purchases, and addressed tokenization implementation and security considerations.

The Smart Card Alliance Mobile and NFC Council hosted this webinar to describe Host Card Emulation (HCE), discuss security approaches that can be used to mitigate HCE-related risks and describe real-world HCE implementations.

The Smart Card Alliance Mobile and NFC Council, in partnership with GlobalPlatform and the NFC Forum, hosted a series of four webinars on mobile and NFC security fundamentals. The goal of the webinar series was to provide an educational resource for mobile application developers and the mobile community on the choices for security implementations for NFC applications.

The U.S. Payments Forum Mobile and Contactless Payments Working Committee developed this white paper to provide guidance on how mobile and contactless payments requirements are collected from payments ecosystem stakeholders.

The U.S. Payments Forum Mobile and Contactless Payments Working Committee developed this white paper to provide guidance to merchants and financial institutions on models, technologies and usage drivers for mobile and digital wallets.

The Smart Card Alliance Mobile and NFC Council developed a reference guide to mobile/NFC standards and an interactive PowerPoint tool to educate industry stakeholders broadly on the standards, specifications and certification requirements for the NFC ecosystem. The resources list standards and specifications that are relevant when deploying different NFC applications.

This brief was developed by the Smart Card Alliance Identity Council to present the vision of the secure use of mobile devices for identity applications and to describe different use cases for current and NFC-enabled mobile devices.

This white paper was developed by the Secure Technology Alliance Mobile Council to provide an overview of mobile ID authentication, to highlight use cases that rely on secure user credentials stored on a mobile device, and to provide some perspectives on how emerging technologies and standards are addressing the growing need for mobile ID authentication. Use cases highlighted include access control, payments, government-to-consumer services, and corporate applications.

The Smart Card Alliance developed this white paper to provide an overview of the current state of the market for mobile payments and NFC-enabled payment applications in the U.S and to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of different mobile payment approaches. The white paper describes mobile financial applications in use today, discusses the different mobile payments approaches, provides an update on the status of NFC mobile contactless payments infrastructure in the U.S., and evaluates how different mobile payment approaches fulfill overall market requirements.

This white paper was developed by the Smart Card Alliance Transportation Council to discuss mobile applications that are relevant to the transit industry and to provide an overview of the benefits and implementation considerations for NFC applications.

The Smart Card Alliance Mobile and NFC Council hosted a series of webinars to describe the wide variety of NFC applications and the ecosystem participants that are involved in delivering those applications.

This FAQ was developed by the Smart Card Alliance to answer questions about Near Field Communication (NFC) technology and NFC-enabled applications.

The Smart Card Alliance Mobile and NFC Council developed this white paper to provide an educational resource that highlights the different NFC non-payments use cases, describes commercial and pilot use case implementations, and discusses security and implementation considerations. The white paper discusses use cases for marketing (loyalty, coupons and offers), identity and access (hospitality check-in, boarding passes, physical access control, automotive and healthcare), ticketing (transit and event) and gaming.

The Smart Card Alliance Identity Council, Mobile and NFC Council and Access Control Council developed this white paper to provide guidance to U.S. Government policy makers and technologists on the key technical, business and policy considerations for supporting the Personal Identity Verification (PIV) application and credentials on mobile devices using the UICC.

This white paper was developed by the Secure Technology Alliance Mobile Council to provide an educational resource on the TEE and relevant use cases.  The white paper describes the TEE as a candidate for a mobile security solution that supports a wide range of use cases, such as payment apps, content protection, corporate applications, and loyalty.